Although it’s still November, winter decided to make a grand entrance on its own schedule. And as northern climate dwellers, we handily adapt. At Trent University Durham GTA, the same mantra applies to transfer students who will be coming to us from other colleges or universities this January.
So, to winter, and to students joining us in early 2020 to pursue a degree, we say, “Glad you’re here.”
Every transfer student continues their studies for different reasons. A winter start can fit into student schedules, often packed with the demands of work and life. In some cases, it can propel a career (or change in career) forward within a tight deadline.
I recall a transfer student, who although had been out of school for quite some time, enrolled in a degree program to compete for a job promotion. Another student had a funding opportunity at work to begin degree studies and was eager to start schooling as soon as possible.
Available with most of our programs, a January kick-off can eliminate months of waiting for a new fall semester to start for those switching from one institution to another.
Our many articulation agreements or partnerships with colleges, also make Trent Durham more accessible for transfer students. As opposed to single transfer credit assessments, eligible students can conveniently bring a set block of transfer credits into the University.
We are continually working with our college partners to develop transfer pathways that will benefit our transfer students. Pathways are designed to ensure that all transfer credits and applicable prerequisites will count toward a related degree at Trent.
Support for transfer students is available at their fingertips, even if they are now covered by mittens.
Considering making a change this winter? Course registration for January 2020 is now open. Join us for an upcoming Transfer Student Event, on November 28, to learn more and have your questions answered. You can even apply and be assessed for admission on the spot!
I invite you to learn more by visiting trentu.ca/januarystart.
Tawny Flude is the coordinator, Articulation & Transfer Pathways at Trent University Durham GTA.