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WSU Celebrates National Transfer Student Week with events Oct. 19-23

The Cougar Pride statue at the WSU Pullman campus.

Media contacts: Waylon Safranski, director of the WSU Transfer Clearinghouse, 509-335-2723, wski@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA), 509-432-3430, makhani@wsu.edu

The Cougar Pride statue at the WSU Pullman campus.PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University’s Transfer Clearinghouse has scheduled helpful workshops to benefit students and academic advisors during National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 19-23, said Waylon Safranski, program director.

“Thousands of current and prospective undergraduates are transfer students who have taken courses elsewhere, and their questions and academic advising needs are somewhat unique,” Safranski said.

“The purpose of the week’s events at WSU is to raise the profile of transfer students, offer them support, and acknowledge what they bring to WSU. We are working to build a culture of ‘transfer champions’ across the WSU system.” » More …

WSU Joins WICHE Interstate Passport Network Promoting Transferability

Official logos of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its Interstate Passport program.

MEDIA CONTACT: Clif Stratton, institutional liaison, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s Interstate Passport program, 509-335-2230, clif.stratton@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA), 509-432-3430, makhani@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Students transferring to or from Washington State University who have completed their lower-division general education courses will have a more seamless transition, thanks to a new partnership with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

WICHE’s Interstate Passport program provides that students who have attained agreed-upon learning outcomes from those courses can enroll at other member schools with confidence that many general education requirements have been met. It further indicates that they are equipped to tackle and complete upper-division requirements, said Clif Stratton.

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WSU’s new Transfer Resource Center opens doors in Smith CUE 403

WSU’s new Transfer Resource Center opens doors in Smith CUE 403

Susan Poch, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Transfer Resource Center, part of Washington State University Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6037, poch@wsu.edu

Waylon Safranski, Assistant Director of the Transfer Resource Center, 509-335-8704, wski@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Students with college credits earned outside Washington State University have a new place to find information on WSU’s Pullman campus. The WSU Transfer Clearinghouse has now opened the Transfer Resource Center (TRC), located mid-campus in room 403 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE).

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Introducing the Transfer Clearinghouse

Introducing the Transfer Clearinghouse

Waylon Safranski, Assistant Director of the Transfer Resource Center, 509-335-8704, wski@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—In addition to resources and services provided by Admission Counselors, WSU has recently created the Transfer Clearinghouse unit to provide transfer students with an additional point of contact throughout their transfer transition. The Clearinghouse staff consists of Susan Poch, director and assistant vice provost, Waylon Safranski, assistant director, and Erica Stubbs, graduate assistant. Collectively they are committed to collaborating with the many transfer stakeholders to ensure transfer student success continues at WSU.

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Transfer Clearinghouse Creates Pathways for Students

Transfer Clearinghouse Creates Pathways for Students

Erica Austin, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 509-335-5581, eaustin@wsu.edu

Ron Mittelhammer; Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and Regents Professor; 509-335-8704; mittelha@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Although some of our best, brightest Cougars come from community colleges or other schools, we have seen that they often encounter a number of barriers when making the transition to WSU.

WSU’s new Transfer Clearinghouse now is in place to provide transfer students with a clear, clean path to WSU.

Susan Poch serves as director of the Transfer Clearinghouse.

“The ultimate goal is to boost the number, and retention rates, of transfer students,” Poch says. “In the past, you’ve had to hunt for information about transferring to WSU. We’re working to make the process smoother and hopefully the Transfer Clearinghouse will serve as a main point of contact for all of our resources.”

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