Students encouraged to attend transfer fair Feb. 26

Students planning to transfer to a university can speak to representatives from those institutions at the OCCC Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Student Union lobby.

The event will feature representatives from more than 30 universities who will talk with students about their programs and the transfer process.

Among universities being represented are the University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and many more.

This is an opportunity for students to connect to their next institution, learn about programs available, and plan their future, said Javier Puebla, Transfer and Academic Advising coordinator.

“At the Transfer Fair students will also learn about scholarships, the application process, multiple majors, and financial aid,” Puebla said.

He said students should bring pen and paper, their questions, and a bag to hold all of the college brochures and information.

“It is helpful for students to consider printing out self-stick labels with their address, contact information, and graduation date to stick on college information cards at the fair,” Puebla said.

He said this would be helpful to save time in writing that information at every university table the students go to.

Sophomore Shristi Singh said she plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma.

“I have never attended a transfer fair but I plan to go to this upcoming one,” Singh said.

Ten out of 12 OCCC students interviewed for this story said they plan to transfer to a university but had never heard of, nor attended, a transfer fair.

Puebla said during the fair students can enter to win great prizes.

“The prizes include four iPads and lots of items from the bookstore,” he said.

Student get one ticket to enter in the drawing for each university they talk to, up to 10 tickets.

Students also will receive 10 additional tickets for filling out a graduation application that day at the fair.

Those who have already filled out a graduation application will receive five tickets for checking the status of their application.

“Whether it is your first semester at OCCC or your last, it is never too early to plan for your transfer to a university,” Puebla said.

For more information, contact Puebla at or at 405-682-7567.

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