Transfer Admissions & Advising Committee

Bridging the knowledge gap between two and four year schools

Post May 1 Activities

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Now that May 1 has come and gone (hopefully successfully for everyone!), I have been able to get my professional life back on track. TAAC has still been up and running through this very busy time and we have gone through the evaluations from our conference. This information will be used to improve ourselves in more way than one in the years to come. A huge thank you to those who filled out the survey!

Now, to help serve you a little better, we have asked that the sponsors/vendors provide us with some information about themselves. First up: CollegeFish

CollegeFish.org is revolutionizing the transfer process for thousands of community college students seeking to complete a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. CollegeFish.org is also assisting transfer admissions professionals from over 500 four-year institutions with the active recruitment of community college students from all over the country. Developed by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, CollegeFish.org was launched six years ago as a highly interactive free website aimed at facilitating credential completion and transfer by connecting students to resources such as a transfer task list, course planner, major exploration, tuition planner & college comparison tool, an academic calendar, and the ability to narrow top four-year college transfer choices. The extensive database also offers profiles on more than 2,000 four-year colleges and details for approximately $37 million in transfer scholarships.

Aimed to increase successful completion of associate and baccalaureate degrees, the concept of CollegeFish.org originally grew from conversations Phi Theta Kappa’s Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley had with previous All-USA Community College Academic Team winners. “As they walked across the stage to receive their awards in April, a month or two prior to graduation from community college, I asked them to share their plans for transfer. Most shared with me that they had not yet started to plan for transfer, which meant their options were extraordinarily limited as most senior college scholarship, admissions, financial aid, housing and course registration deadlines had already passed,” he said. “These students were the best and brightest we had in our community colleges, and they had not started planning for transfer — they didn’t even know where and how to start. That is when I realized we had to develop a tool to help students begin thinking about and planning for transfer the day they enroll in a community college.”

CollegeFish.org is available to any currently enrolled community college students, academic advisors, and four-year college admissions professionals. It is free to all community college students and advisors and not restricted to Phi Theta Kappa members. CollegeFish.org training specialists can help project colleges plan for the use of CollegeFish.org campus-wide and provide follow-up technical support to two-year college faculty, staff, students, and four-year college enrollment professionals. Representatives are also available to assist four-year college transfer teams with access to the student database to identify “best fit” student prospects and promotion of their institution’s transfer opportunities. To learn more and set up a live demo please contact us at 866.286.8453 or collegerelations@collegefish.org!

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