Transfer Day Prepares Students for Academic Success

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

WHO:              

Hundreds of students will meet with Prince George’s Community College advisors and more than two dozen universities and private colleges in Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area. Bowie State University, Frostburg State University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University and University of Maryland, College Park are scheduled to participate.  

WHAT:            

Students will ask college representatives questions about individual scholarships and the application process while comparing their transfer options. Maryland has an advanced articulation system to assist students in a seamless transfer from community colleges to state universities. For more information, call 301-336-6000. 

WHY:              

Last year, more than 1,000 Prince George’s Community College students participated in fall and spring Transfer Days. A Maryland Higher Education Commission report stated 900 Prince George’s Community College students transferred to area institutions.  

According to a Pew Research analysis of census data, the typical college graduate earns an estimated $550,000 more than the typical high school graduate over the course of a 40-year working life even after factoring in the costs associated with going to college.  

WHEN:            

Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 

WHERE:          

Prince George’s Community College 

Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A, B, C 

301 Largo Road  

Largo, MD 20774 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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