By Leslie Grajeda / Staff writer
Last year was the first year Hutchinson Community College had the Transfer Fair.
More than 20 four-year Kansas colleges attended. There will be another Transfer Fair this year, but as with most things, COVID-19 has forced the fair to make changes.
This year, the fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 3 at Parker Student Union’s basement, and Michelle Wortham, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, said the event had to downsize to ensure social-distancing requirements.
“We want to make student safety a priority,” Wortham said. “Seven of the 10 colleges invited have expressed a great desire to attend. Admissions counselors from Wichita State, Kansas State, Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Pittsburg State, McPherson College and Southwestern will be on campus.”
By attending this Transfer Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet admissions counselors from some of the biggest schools in Kansas. These counselors will be able to give students information on transferring after graduating from HutchCC, walk them through the process, and answer questions.
Some colleges have scholarships available, primarily suited for a transfer student, and many schools are expected to have giveaways for attendees.