January 31, 2020

Triton College to host Grand Opening for Transfer Center

New resource center to guide students through four-year institution application process

Triton College will hold a grand opening for its new Transfer Center on Monday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Student Center (B Building). The center was created to be a resource center for Triton students to explore and properly execute the transfer process to four-year colleges and universities.

Visitors will be able to tour the center which houses:

  • Private cubicles for students to meet with college and university admissions representatives.
  • Computers for students to create profiles and sign up for online tools such as Transferology.
  • Informational viewbooks and brochures from college and university partners.
  • A viewing area for transfer workshops, university information sessions and events.

The Triton College Transfer Center will provide students guidance through the several transfer process options. From “two years plus two years” programs, “three years plus one year” programs, transferring in state versus transferring out of state, guaranteed admission programs and continuing at a four-year university as a part-time or non-traditional student, there are many options for students to consider when completing a four-year degree.

“We want to make sure the transfer process is accessible. Ensuring that our students can successfully transfer their Triton credits to a four-year program of their choice means we need to talk about the details of the process,” said Nelly Marcial, director, Transfer Center.  

“We now have a place where students can receive one-on-one guidance, meet with an academic advisor, develop an academic plan, make note of deadlines and ask questions specific to their situation. We want to offer comprehensive guidance for transfer process success and ultimately earning a four-year degree,” said Marcial.

The center has already hosted Transfer Fairs and workshops, and going forward it will be home to all the information on upcoming transfer events and university partnerships. All students will have an opportunity to make appointments for assistance with completing applications, writing personal statements, understanding financial aid requirements and admission offer packages.

“We want to support students through the entire transfer process. As soon as a Triton student completes 12 credits, a plan should be developed to begin the transfer process if a bachelor’s degree is their goal,” said Nancy Guzman, transfer support specialist.

The Transfer Center staff, Nelly Marcial and Nancy Guzman will also be on-site during the grand opening. Marcial comes to Triton College with extensive professional experience in higher education management, transfer admissions and academic advising. She holds degrees from Northern Illinois University and Loyola University Chicago. Guzman, holds degrees from North Central College and was previously an academic advisor at Triton. Guzman joined the Transfer Center in November 2019.

The Triton College Transfer Center is funded through the Department of Education Title V Grant for Hispanic-serving institutions.