TAMIU Slates LCC Transfer Fair July 20-22, 2004

TAMIU Slates LCC Transfer Fair July 20-22

Laredo Community College students wanting more out of life can learn about transferring to Texas A&M International University at a special Transfer Fair scheduled at the University's Outreach Office on the LCC campus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 20, 21 and 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

The University's Outreach Office is located in University Hall room 211. Maria R. Rosillo, TAMIU director of admissions, said that the Transfer Fair offers an ideal opportunity for students to streamline their transfer.

"Our Transfer Fair offers LCC students an opportunity to be advised on their degree programs, receive testing information and helpful financial aid counseling. They'll also have a chance to meet with faculty and program representatives. We especially want to encourage those students who are considering transferring for the Fall 2004 semester. Students with complete folders will be able to register. Students can also apply and pick up informative materials or meet with representatives from each of the three Colleges," Rosillo explained.

She noted that LCC has traditionally been the source of many transfer students to the University and that both TAMIU and LCC work together for student transfer success.

"To further enhance our strong relationship, LCC and TAMIU signed an articulation agreement in 1999 that creates a seamless transition, benefiting students greatly. In addition, to insure that academic courses transfer between all Texas institutions of higher education, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has enacted the Common Core Curriculum," she explained.

College of Business advisors will be available on Tuesday, College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education on Wednesday and College of Arts and Sciences on Thursday.

For additional information, please contact Odilia Cantu, transfer specialist for the University Outreach Office, at 796-1975, or Caroline Lara 721-5346.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu