ASU Transfer Times September 2022
National Transfer Week: Save the date! October 18 – 21, 2022
Webinars for community college employees
ASU is excited to be hosting Building Innovative Connections for Transfer Education in celebration of National Transfer Week, taking place Tuesday, October 18 through Friday, October 21, 2022. This week of virtual events will include sessions hosted by the Academic Alliances team, ASU staff members, and our community college partners on topics ranging from credit mobility, transfer pathways to ASU, rethinking transfer for career and technical education, partnership updates on Friday, and much more. Be sure to mark your calendar for National Transfer Week, and check out all of the great programming being offered! Sessions will be live for registration beginning the week of September 19, 2022..
Webinars for community college students
Designed specifically for prospective transfer students, our National Transfer Week series of events will help your students learn about the transfer process and what life is like at ASU. Sessions will include an overview of how their credits transfer to ASU, information about the more than 400 degree programs offered, utilizing MyPath2ASU, ASU’s signature source for managing transfer credits , and more — all while providing the opportunity to engage with current students and to build their connection to ASU. Please share with your prospective transfer students about National Transfer Week programming just for them, and encourage them to register for this special opportunity!
ASU hits huge milestone in easing path for transfer students
ost bachelor’s degree programs at Arizona State University require at least 120 credits. Every one of those credits is hard won with serious work and sacrifice. So, no student wants to see precious credits slip away when they transfer to ASU, with all those hours of coursework down the drain.
ASU works hard to make sure that transfer students can apply as much of their existing work as possible toward their degree. ASU recently hit a remarkable milestone — 1 million course equivalencies evaluated over the last 10 years.
Smoothing the transfer process is critical for degree completion, so students don’t have to spend time and money on coursework they’ve already completed elsewhere. The 1 million courses milestone is an example of the enormous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to get students from admission to graduation at ASU.
Read more about this incredible milestone!
Arizona Western College transfer student on path to success in ASU's Honors College
First-generation transfer student Ludwig Lopez credits his family for inspiring him to further his academic pursuits upon completion of high school. “My motivation in pursuing higher education comes from my family. They have worked so hard to get me to this point, and it's my job to continue fighting. I also want to inspire my niece and nephew who are still young to learn about the amazing opportunities pursuing higher education has and what it could offer them in the future.”
Beginning first at Arizona Western College, Lopez realized that attending a community college was a more practical option, “as it was less expensive and allowed me to find additional scholarships to transfer to a university.” Utilizing MyPath2ASU to further help him navigate his transfer degree requirements, ensuring he was taking the right courses at the right time, Lopez successfully transferred into the BA Business (Global Logistics Management) degree program, with an emphasis on international trade in the W. P. Carey School of Business.
Not only was Lopez an honor student while at Arizona Western College, but he was also accepted into Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, an achievement that he is very proud to be a part of as the best honors program in the nation.
Ludwig shares more about his journey to ASU and his future pursuits.
Experience ASU: Connecting with California in Los Angeles
After opening the ASU California Center at the historic Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles last fall, ASU is excited to invite you to visit and see what the university has to offer students and the community. Between now and the first week of October, ASU will host a wide array of events to share ideas and explore collaborations on issues that face our communities and our nation. We’ll look at the state of education, discuss the emerging economy of outer space, look at the latest in film education, explore new ideas in global business and much more. Join us and learn what ASU has for you.
Free parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To see the full schedule of events, click here.
Los Angeles Community College District and ASU partner on MyPath2ASU collaboration
The Los Angeles Community College District and Arizona State University have formed a new alliance that provides students at any of the district’s nine colleges with a seamless transfer experience using the unique MyPath2ASU program for student success in achieving a four-year degree from ASU.
MyPath2ASU is a set of customized online tools available to transfer students from accredited, U.S. regional institutions such as LACCD’s nine colleges. These tools not only ensure students a smooth transfer experience to ASU but can also shorten the time to completion for their four-year degree and help minimize credit loss.
“We look forward to working collaboratively with Arizona State University to bring this new and innovative online resource to our students who want to pursue a clear, educational transfer pathway to ASU,” LACCD Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez said. “The MyPath2ASU online toolkit makes it easier for our students and educational counselors to map out their transfer classes, so that they can obtain the four-year degree of their choice."