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students talk with college representatives about four-year degree opportunities through DCC's transfer program 

Students Michael Sheets and Dustin Evans talk with college representatives about four-year degree opportunities through DCC's transfer program.

 

DCC Transfer Fair Demos Four-Year Degree Opportunities

 

(February 23, 2017) – Danville Community College students lined up 15 minutes early, eager and excited, to enter the DCC Transfer Fair in Oliver Hall on Thursday, February 23.

Students had the opportunity to meet and greet with their college of choice at the fair, which featured more than 20 colleges and universities that offer four-year bachelor’s degree programs. Students were able to talk one-on-one with college advisors about financial aid, housing, sports, the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree, and more.

“It’s a privilege and a great opportunity to have this many colleges located in one room,” said Kirstin Pantazis, DCC transfer coordinator.

College students transfer from DCC for a variety of reasons, chiefly because they wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The transfer fair focused on the idea of preparing and organizing for the future to provide students with the information and resources they needed to make good decisions about their next steps.

Some students already had in mind which colleges they were interested in prior to attending the fair.

“My goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Old Dominion University,” student James Crews said.

Student Tremayne Coleman said that he was looking forward to developing more marketable skills and being more competitive in the workforce.

Earning a bachelor’s degree is easier when starting in Danville Community College’s transfer program. DCC’s fully accredited curriculum culminates in an associate’s degree, with guaranteed admissions agreements at more than 30 public and private four-year colleges and universities in Virginia, including the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, Longwood University, and more! On top of that, students save an average of more than $14,000 compared to public, in-state tuition by studying at DCC for their freshman and sophomore years.

In 2007, the Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program (CTG) was passed into law in Virginia. Under this program, qualifying students completing their Associate’s Degree at a Virginia two-year public college and then transferring to a participating Virginia four-year college or university may receive a CTG award of up to $3,000 annually.

Students must complete a transfer associate’s degree with a 3.0 grade-point-average and meet financial eligibility requirements. The grant will be applied to tuition expenses at a four-year Virginia college or university, either public or private. The grant provides $1,000 for all eligible students, with an extra $1,000 for students who pursue undergraduate work in engineering, mathematics, technology, nursing, teaching or science.

Students transferring to Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, University of Virginia – College at Wise, Virginia Commonwealth University, or Virginia State University are eligible for an additional $1,000 incentive grant.

An application for participation in the Transfer Grant Program as well as a list of STEM eligible program majors can be found at this link: http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/tuition-aid-section/financial-aid/2yrrcollegetransfergrantapp201617.pdf?sfvrsn=6.

For more information about DCC’s transfer program, contact Kirstin Pantazis at 434-797-8588 or kpantazis@dcc.vccs.edu.

 

 

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