NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Transfer day at NECC offers options

Northern Essex hosted an event for students to see some of the colleges they’re given the opportunity to transfer to. On October 12, from 11a.m to 1 p.m. on the Haverhill Campus, colleges set up tables to give students the opportunity to approach each desk as they please and find out information about each school.
With roughly 25 college tables in the room, each student is given a wide variety of schools to look through. A few of the schools included Southern New Hampshire University, Regis College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and many more.
This event gives students the chance to meet with a representative from 4-year and private colleges in the area and see what credits transfer, where they will be at when transferring, what the schools have to offer, financial aid, and much more information. Also included was a raffle for a $50.00 gift card to the book store, and pizza.
“I honestly think that the transfer day is really great. It gives students the opportunity to see where they can fit in when they transfer while at the same time having the support of the faculty. It’s a good opportunity to be able to talk to other schools you’re interested in without having to travel all the way to that specific school. Instead NECCO gives you the opportunity, and because a lot of schools are being represented, it gives students a broad range of places they might be able to attend,” said Kali Routier, a student at NECC.
“I really benefitted from the booths because it gave me a chance to see what I can do at a four-year school after I leave NECCO,” said Ashley Wheeler, a Medical Assisting major.  Wheeler was a student at Plymouth State before transferring to NECC, and with the transfer day she got to look at other 4 year schools she could transfer to in the future.
“Transfer day was very helpful. It was nice being able to see different schools and what they have to offer. I like that NECC gives you the opportunity to see what else is out there when transferring,” said Brenna Roy, another Medical Assisting major.
Lawrence Campus is hosting another Transfer day on October 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dimitry building lobby. Go check out schools, while eating free pizza. Also, there is an event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 19 on the Haverhill campus in the Sports and Fitness center. It’s open to all community members, and will have about 120 New England Colleges in attendance.