Crafton’s annual Transfer Fair connects students directly to universities.
Publish Date: Oct. 12, 2023
Meeting the needs of its diverse student population is Crafton Hills College’s top goal.
So, when it came to planning the College’s annual Transfer Fair, organizers made sure to extend the invitation to colleges and universities that offered a wide variety of programs and educational opportunities.
Held Sept. 14, hundreds of Crafton students met with recruiters from various institutions that included the University of Redlands, Grand Canyon University, Cal State San Bernardino, and Loma Linda University to ask questions, collect pamphlets, and have enough information to select a university best in line with their individual needs.
Samuel Sandoval, a 20-year-old sociology major, attended as a requirement for a course he is taking. He initially wanted to learn more about CSUSB, but as he learned more about each school he connected with, he walked away with information that may change his transfer preferences.
“When I was part of AVID in middle school, we visited [CSUSB] and I thought it was a cool campus,” Sandoval explained. “But I learned a lot about Azusa [Pacific University] and found that it was not only affordable [but] it has a good sociology program that only requires a 2.0 GPA [to begin]. I am now considering that option.”
That’s exactly what organizers set out to do with this event. According to Mariana Macamay, University Transfer Center coordinator at Crafton, the Yucaipa-based college has one of the highest transfer admission rates in the Inland Empire, and the College does everything it can to ensure its students receive support in-and-outside of the classroom by offering informational resources year-round.
“Bringing this fair to [Crafton] is important because most of our students – over 90 percent – state that their intent is to transfer to a university. This is an event where we can connect them to those resources so they can start planning [immediately],” she continued. “We want them to plan transfer from the first day they step foot on campus because at the end [of their time at Crafton] they might find out that a school might require something specific they did not take. Knowing that info at the start is critical for them.”
For those who were unable attend, Crafton’s University Transfer Center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. To learn more about the center and its events and services, visit the Transfer Center page.