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Let's Talk Transfer


The next step for many students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is to continue their education by transferring to a four-year university. WKCTC wants to help make that transition easier with various events that discuss transfer opportunities, scholarships and available resources during the colleges Lets Talk Transfer Week.

During September 16-20, we have events planned that will help students learn about how to build on the education they receive at WKCTC by transferring their degree to a 4-year school in the most seamless and stress-free way possible, said Rachel Goatley, WKCTC coordinator of transfer advising.

WKCTC graduate AmberLee Douglas received a full tuition scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa, in addition to the Kentucky Tradition Scholarship to transfer to the University of Kentucky (UK). Douglas said WKCTC was instrumental in her successful transition.

When I decided to go to college I didn't think I could pass the coursework, but I enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College and my life changed for the better, Douglas said. The help and support of the faculty and staff boosted my confidence so greatly that I excelled instead of barely getting by. This is my dream made into reality and I couldn't have done it without going to WKCTC.

Lets Talk Transfer Week kicks off with the CollegeFish.org launch on September 17 and 18. CollegeFish is an online tool for community college students to help them make the transfer process as informed and seamless as possible, from researching schools based on certain criteria to earning scholarships and many other transfer topics.

  • Two faculty and staff sessions will be held on September 17 in Crounse Hall. The first sessions will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. followed by the second session from noon to 1:30 p.m. The student session will be held on September 18 in the Student Center from 11:00 a.m. - noon.
  • The Murray State University (MSU) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) department will present an informative workshop to the IECE student group at WKCTC on September 17. The workshop will cover the new articulation agreement between the two institutions. The 2 + 2 agreement allows WKCTC IECE program graduates the opportunity to transfer to MSU to earn their bachelors degree in interdisciplinary early childhood development. The event will be held on September 17 in the Anderson Technical Building Bistro at 6:00 p.m.

Additional events happening on campus throughout Lets Talk Transfer Week include visits from four-year university representatives to discuss transfer in WKCTC classrooms, guest speakers on the WKCTC campus, Lunch amp; Learns for specific transfer programs, and transfer contests and giveaways each day.

Transfer events continue after Lets Talk Transfer Week.

The WKCTC Fall Transfer Fair will be held on September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center.

The MSU Education Fair will be also be held in the WKCTC Student Center on September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information about the WKCTC Lets Talk Transfer Week or future transfer events, contact Rachel Goatley at (270) 534-3187 or rachel.goatley@kctcs.edu .