GET to Know UCO event to inform transfer students

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GET 2 know UCO posterStudents looking to transfer to the University of Central Oklahoma can meet with faculty advisers at the GET to Know UCO event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in CU3, said Transfer and Graduation Services Coordinator Javier Puebla.

Puebla said the GET to Know events are different from the Transfer Fair in that faculty advisers are present to answer questions about specific departments.

“It’s more than just transfer advisers that will participate and attend,” he said.

“The benefit here is that students get to know specifics about their programs and how their credits from OCCC will be applied to their degree at those schools.”

Puebla said following college departments will be at GET to Know UCO: business; fine arts and design; education; health, nutrition and kinesiology; psychology; family life; general studies; nursing; and safety and speech pathology. Student Support Services also will be there.

Because associate degrees at OCCC include support courses and electives, Puebla recommends talking to a faculty adviser about which classes at OCCC will count toward credit requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

He said some programs also require additional review — something called degree candidacy eligibility — for students to start taking upper-division classes. Some programs may require a minimum grade in certain classes for a student to be eligible for a program.

The sooner students meet with advisers at universities, the sooner they can be aware of those program requirements, Puebla said.

“It’s all to further customize their degree from us to the specific program they’re going to do at the university,” he said.

Puebla said upon application to UCO, students are automatically considered for general scholarships, but this event affords students the chance to talk to faculty about departmental scholarships.

“If anything, they can frame how the process is going to go when they do transfer and so they are clear as to which courses they can take now,” he said.

For more information, contact Puebla at the GET Office at 405-682-7567 or javier.puebla@occc.edu.

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