Transfer Day helps students prepare for the next step


Sophomore Madeleine Salvay reads an informational transfer booklet supplied by University of California Berkley, during Transfer Day on Thursday, Aug. 28. Salvay hopes to transfer to a school on the west coast after leaving Moorpark. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Cailey Monroe

Moorpark College hosted its 16th annual Transfer Day to assist students in the decision following community college. Transfer Day is held to present students to educational institutions, and provide knowledgeable representatives ready to answer any questions students may have.

This event took place in the Moorpark College quad. There was a raffle, free ice cream and music. University representatives handed out spirit wear to interested students passing by.

“Transfer Day is a great opportunity for students to ask questions directly to the schools they are interested in transferring to,” said Giselle Ramirez, Career Transfer Center Coordinator. “It’s important for students to explore universities they might not know are out there and connect with representatives.”

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Numerous universities are represented during Transfer Day on Thursday, Aug. 29. Raider Walk was filled with students curious about transfer options. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Transferring to a new school can be a stressful thing for many students. Having over 40 different schools attend this years Transfer Day allowed students the opportunity to be exposed to more than just local universities. School representatives attended Transfer Day to assist students in learning about the application process, financial aid and tuition costs for both in/out of state, essential information when looking to transfer.

“Being the daughter of immigrants, the college process was more of a struggle for me,” says Tina Nguyen, USC representative. “I want to make the transfer process as easy as possible for students because I know how stressful it can be.”

Majority of students attending Moorpark College look to transfer to four year institutions, Transfer Day was an opportunity for students to begin thinking of their future. Students look to find a school that will best fits their needs.

“I’ve seen schools here at transfer day that I hadn’t considered prior to today,” said Sophomore Brittney Templeton. “There was a large amount of schools offered and every rep I talked to was informational about transferring.”

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Destiny Lewis, Early Outreach Coordinator for California Lutheran University, offers information to interested students during Transfer Day, on Thursday, Aug. 29. Moorpark students seem to be most intrigued about the psychology and film majors offered at CLU. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

College representatives were friendly and helpful to the many students who attended Transfer Day. Representatives were passionate in assisting students achieve their goals within higher education.

“My goal is to teach students about the college I had a wonderful time at, hoping they might be able to have a life changing experience as well,” expressed Jamie Linton, Menlo College Admissions Representative. Linton was focused on educating students about the overall transfer process, leaving aside the promotion of a particular university

With the large amount of schools present at Transfer Day, the information could seem overwhelming. However, university representatives were extremely informative and expressed interest in the students they encountered.

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Nikki Graham, University Culture Outreach Mentor, assists students with transfer advice and offers prizes for answering Moorpark College trivia, during Transfer Day on Thursday, Aug. 29. University Culture encourages students to utilize community college and transfer to a four-year university. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Freshmen, Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Blackburn, wanted to experience more from schools located outside California. They wanted to learn more about the finances behind going out of state and the different requirements.

“Although I’d have liked to see more from out of state schools, the schools that I did talk to about financial aid and student housing were very helpful,” stated Kennedy. “I’m now looking forward to transferring within the next couple years and learning more about what I can do with my major.”

For more information about transferring at Moorpark College, visit the Career Transfer Center in Fountain Hall, by phone (805)-378-1536 or online at