Local/Regional News
2:47 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Transfer Madness Encourages Community College Students To Think Four-Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Taking their cue from a certain well-known basketball event, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is calling its latest push to encourage Kentucky students to apply their community college credits toward a bachelor’s degree Transfer Madness.

"This allows students really to do a fairly deep exploration of four-year campuses without ever having to leave home," says Robert King, president of the Council.

He says the event, which will take place entirely at transfermadness.org, will serve as a one-stop shop for students curious about continuing their education at a four-year institution.

"There will be plenty of both visual opportunities to explore the campuses, see what they look like, capacity to understand what the financial issues are, in terms of transferring, understanding what tuition and fees are, what kinds of scholarships resources are financial aid are available," King says.

Real-time chats with transfer advisors will also be on hand to assist students. Transfer Madness will include 26 of Kentucky’s four-year colleges, including all public institutions, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Education Higher Assistance Authority. It runs from 10 AM to 10 PM Wednesday.