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Title: STRATEGIES FOR COUNSELING COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS: THERE IS LIFE BEYOND THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


1
STRATEGIES FOR COUNSELING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
STUDENTS THERE IS LIFE BEYOND THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
2
Presenters
  • Laurene Jones Mercer County Community College
  • Kristine DeWitt Carroll Community College
  • Todd Jones Community College of Philadelphia
  • Yvonne Massip Rutgers University

3
Concerns of the community college student
  • Will I fit in?
  • Can I afford the school I want to attend?
  • Will I pass my courses?
  • Will my credits transfer?
  • Will I make friends?
  • Should I live on campus or commute?
  • What will happen to my GPA?
  • Should I attend a large, small or medium size
    school?
  • Should I get involved in student activities?

4
Goals
  • Help students to feel a part of the community
    college
  • Provide accurate information to help students
    make informed decisions
  • Instruct students on the mechanics of transfer
  • Help students to deal with the social aspects of
    transfer

5
Sequence of events leading up to attendance at
the community college
  • Admissions Open House held in fall - panel
    discussion of four year colleges
  • Spring Admissions program presenting entire
    colleges staff and programs to potential
    students
  • Meeting with Advisement
  • Appointment with transfer counselor

6
Transfer Timetable
  • Important tasks for the community college student
    based on number of credits earned
  • Emphasizes the need to start early
  • Emphasizes the developmental process of transfer
  • Encourages the student to take responsibility for
    his/her own transfer

7
Counseling the transfer student
  • Individual appointments
  • NJTransfer.org
  • Teaching how to read a website
  • Transfer Workshops-How to Transfer, discipline
    based and workshops conducted by local colleges
  • Dual Admissions and Dual Degree Programs
  • NJ Stars
  • Teaching decision making skills
  • Visits to colleges and universities

8
Other Ideas
  • Life After Mercer bulletin board
  • Life After Mercer workshop with Mercer alumni who
    have already transferred
  • Focus groups to gain information
  • Survey current and past transfer students

9
Your Thoughts
  • What are your strategies for counseling transfer
    students?
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