Transfer Times

ASU Transfer Times October 2021

Strengthen Your Transfer Student Knowledge: National Transfer Week

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Arizona State University is excited to offer programming to coincide with National Transfer Week, a week of virtual events specifically designed for transfer students and those who support them. Taking place from Monday October 18 through Friday October 22, 2021, our series of events for community college staff will help both you and your students, in sessions just for them, learn about the transfer process, resources, and pathways offered by ASU.

Virtual sessions for staff include an overview of how credits transfer to ASU, Universal Articulation partnership opportunities for community colleges, transfer pathway technologies, supporting learners prior to transfer, national trends, and more.

Additionally, we are excited to invite you to a session created just for you! Learn all about MyPath2ASU™ with a live demonstration, and learn how to create a seamless college journey for your transfer students while staying informed about national transfer trends. Please join us on Friday, October 22 at 10.a.m. to learn about ASU’s suite of tools to best help students interested in transferring to ASU following the completion of their associate degree. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are honored to also have Dr. Yolanda Watson Spiva, who serves as the president of Complete College America, as our keynote speaker. With over 25 years in postsecondary education, Dr. Watson Spiva is a nationally recognized leader in postsecondary credentialing and degree attainment with a proven track record of dramatically improving college completion rates and closing the equity gaps. We invite you to register for her keynote address, Assisting Transfer Students Through a Pandemic Era, on Monday, October 18 at 9 a.m. MST.

ASU's Salute to Service 2021

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Taking place November 1 through 11, 2021, ASU is proud to honor all of the brave men and women who serve and have served in our country’s military with Salute to Service programming and events. In celebration of Veteran’s Day, ASU will be hosting a series of events across the metro Phoenix campuses. These events include special performances, military appreciation celebrations, panel discussions, and more. We invite you to watch this special video in recognition of all who serve, and to check out our veteran student spotlights to learn about their journeys to ASU. We look forward to celebrating and honoring our veterans and members of the military!

Transfer Student Spotlight: Nora Thompson

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Inspired by her family to pursue higher education, Arizona State University transfer student Nora Thompson decided to begin her studies at Pima Community College to better prepare for the academic realities of attending a university. Although Thompson felt she was never the kind of person who excelled in academics, she knew how proud her family would be if she were to attain her bachelor's degree. Both of her parents and her brother began their studies at a community college as well and could attest to the benefits of starting there to build a foundation for success. 

While attending Pima Community College, Thompson majored in journalism and was editor-in-chief of the college's newspaper, the Aztec Press. But during Thompson's final semester at the community college, she interned with an advocacy group that was trying to improve felony disenfranchisement. There, she had the opportunity to meet people in her community who were working toward the same goal and spoke with incarcerated people in Arizona, discussing policies that would enable them to get their voting rights back.

After this experience, Thompson realized she didn't want to only write about politics, but wanted to be directly involved as well. She decided to major in public policy  instead, focusing on taking the classes that would get her closer to her bachelor's degree by creating her own ASU major mapRead more about Nora’s journey to ASU, and watch her Tips 4 Transfer video to hear her advice for fellow transfer students!

The College of Global Futures Update

The College of Global Futures at Arizona State University is at the forefront of tackling many of the most significant challenges of our time, from climate change and sustainable global governance to the responsible and equitable development of powerful new technologies. Drawing on some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields, the college spearheads innovative transdisciplinary approaches to designing and building a more just, sustainable, and vibrant future. Our educational programs uniquely equip our graduates to be transformative leaders as they design and create the future we aspire to. With our limited prerequisites for transfer students, completing our degree can be done in a favorable timeframe.

The future is not given. In uncertain times, amid great challenges, the world needs bold leaders with new ideas. We’re hoping to inspire students to help move us towards a more just and sustainable future as well as encouraging continuing education among community college students. Our team is happy to provide a virtual speaking presentation via Zoom on sustainability, innovation, and food systems to your students. Presentations are conversation-based to engage students and can be tailored from 30-55 minutes. Please join us in the College of Global Futures at Arizona State University as, together, we work toward a more equitable, sustainable, vibrant and promised-filled future for everyone.

If you are interested in an ASU College of Global Futures presentation, please email Thank you!