CTC Program Holds Benefits to Transfer to a Four-year School
By: Jacqueline Diaz
Metro Associate Editor
Editor’s Note – This is part one of a three-part series that is designed to guide students make a choice when transferring to a four-year college after graduating from Tri-C.
On Sept. 24, the Metro Campus unveiled the new Transfer Connection Center. The center is the newest resource to help students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution to achieve a bachelor’s degree.
“The Transfer Connection Center is designed to help students who are interested in transferring to any four-year school,” Transfer Specialist Elizabeth Zeszotek said. “It is best to start the transfer process early. Even if you just started taking classes at Tri-C, you can begin your transfer plan.”
Located across from the Enrollment Center, the Transfer Connection Center is designed to help walk-in students as well as takes appointments. Not only do they have information from many local four-year schools like Kent State University, The University of Akron, Tiffin University, and Cleveland State University, but they also have many books on transferring to other college for students to check out.
The Transfer Connection Center is hosting a Transfer Week (celebration or gala?) the third week in October (Oct. 21 to 25), and will host a variety of public and private schools in Ohio. They also are planning tours to the University of Akron (Nov. 1), Cleveland State (Nov. 8), and Kent State (Nov. 15).
“The tours are open to all current Tri-C students. Space is limited so it is best to reserve your spot by stopping in the Transfer Connection Center or calling us at 216-987-3841,” Zeszotek said. “Also remember that the Cleveland Transfer Connection is still here.”
The Cleveland Transfer Connection (CTC) is a program for students who one day want to achieve their bachelor’s degree with Cleveland State. The CTC helps students to complete their associate’s degree at Tri-C and complete their General Education Requirements at Cleveland State University at the same time.
To join the CTC program students need to be accepted and enrolled in courses at Tri-C, wish to achieve their associate’s degree as well as their bachelor’s degree, and commit to a four-year program at Cleveland State. Perks to the CTC program are that there are specific CTC classes offered on the Metro Campus or online that are smaller than other classes at Tri-C. There are also Lead Learner Coaches, upper-class students with a high GPA on the Tri-C Metro Campus, and at Cleveland State that are able to assist in creating a student’s schedule and offer mentoring support services. CTC students are also able to rent laptops for use on campus from the Transfer Connection Center, attend CTC Lead Learner Coach-led workshops, and attend workshops at Cleveland State.
“There is one caveat to the program,” Zeszotek said. “Every CTC student must meet with a counselor prior to registering for their classes. A counseling hold is placed on every student’s account to ensure that they meet with a counselor. This helps them to make sure that the classes they are taking are courses they need to graduate, and that the courses they choose will transfer to Cleveland State.”
Students interested in joining the CTC Program or interested in learning more about the Transfer Connection Center and the programs offered may call 216-987-3841, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in their office in MSS G15.