Arizona State University transfer student Elizabeth Figueroa always knew that she wanted to go to college — her parents inspired her, as they both had bachelor's degrees.
National Transfer Student Week celebrates transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journeys. This week offers the perfect opportunity to build awareness of common transfer barriers and the diverse needs of students.
Editor's note: Follow along with us this week as we highlight a series of events to mark ASU's expansion in California at the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Arizona State University is marking its expansion in California with a weeklong series of events at the ASU California Center, located at the historic Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles.
Ever since participating in a business competition in high school, Cameron Prohaska knew he wanted a career in the field. He also knew that he would need to pursue higher education to meet that goal, but didn’t feel quite ready for college straight out of high school.
After taking some time off to develop his interests and launch a small business selling clothes, Prohaska enrolled in Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, where he focused on economics and completed his associate’s degree.
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) 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.
Most 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.
One team of staffers at ASU recently hit a remarkable milestone – 1 million course equivalencies evaluated over the last 10 years.
Returning to school at the age of 46, nontraditional transfer student Shari Burnett encourages anyone who is interested in continuing their academic journey to find the courage and “go for it.”
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,” Lopez said.
Arizona State University transfer student Francie Igboabuchi began her path to higher education at Green River College after learning about their 2+2 tertiary education system. As a Nigerian, this was very different from her educational experiences at the time.