Transfer Center helps students plan out future

Kenan Jackson

If students are thinking of transferring to a four-year university or just seeking information about the transfer process, then visiting the Transfer Center is one place to start.

The Transfer Center offers an array of services including transfer planning steps and career opportunities.

According to senior student services assistant Joe D’Ambro, “We’re here to help students determine what their next step is.”

There are computers available for students to research information about transferring, financial aid and applying and at the beginning of each semester the Transfer Center offers transfer workshops for both CSU and UC schools.The center also offers university advisor visits throughout the semester which include seven for CSUs and UCs.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, the Transfer Center is holding its annual Transfer Fair. There will be over 40 colleges and universities represented including SDSU, CSU San Marcos, CSU Long Beach, UCSD, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine and The University of Hawaii. During the transfer fair, students will be able to meet with college representatives, ask questions and determine which college is the right choice for them. The Transfer Fair will take place at the AH upper plaza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All applications for fall 2015 transfers must be submitted within the application periods for both CSU and UC schools. The CSU application period starts on Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. The UC application period starts Nov. 1 and ends on Nov. 30.

D’Ambro stated, “During the application period, as long as our doors are open we’re a big application lab.” If students need transfer counseling assistance, it is available next door in room A-110.

One unique feature about the Transfer Center is that career opportunities are also available. There are career exploration workshops offered the first few weeks of the semester which help students discover tools and resources that may help them in choosing a career path.

During the spring semester, the Transfer Center will be holding a job fair. The job fair will consist of close to 200 employees. According to D’Ambro, “We’re big on employers coming to the job fair with opportunities.”

For counseling services visit room A-110, call them at 619-388-3540, or visit their website at

For more information about the Transfer Center you can visit them in room A-111, call them at 619-388-3277, or visit their website at

The Transfer Center is open to all students Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.