Vassar and area Community Colleges have worked together for over thirty-five years to give community college students the opportunity to experience being a student in a residential liberal arts college.
Exploring Transfer Summer 2021: June 18–July 23
Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we are unable to offer a residential program this summer. However, we are very happy to announce that Exploring Transfer will run this summer remotely; all aspects of the program including classes, office hours, enrichment workshops and social activities will be offered online, over Zoom.
The Exploring Transfer Program has successfully introduced community college students to the possibility of transferring to a four-year residential liberal arts institution. Students in the program are typically among the first generation in their family to attend college and are highly motivated academically. Through a five-week immersion in the liberal arts, Exploring Transfer enables community college students to imagine a broader range of academic opportunities than might otherwise have been possible.
Students who participate in the program will need to have a computer or tablet dedicated for their use and a reliable internet connection. Vassar is able to provide a limited number of tablets and portable wifi devices. Each accepted student receives a scholarship to the Exploring Transfer program that completely covers their tuition and books. In addition, students this year will receive a $550 stipend to assist with expenses while learning remotely.
Applicants must be actively enrolled at an accredited community college. Applicants should have completed at least 24 credit hours of coursework beyond the remedial level at the time of application and must have completed English 101, or its equivalent. Priority applicants will be those students who have completed less than four semesters of community college work by June 2021.
Interested in the Exploring Transfer Program?
For information, students at the following Community Colleges can contact their Exploring Transfer coordinator:
- Cara O’Connor and Jamie Warren, Borough of Manhattan
- Brian Kelleher-Calnan Bunker Hill
- Elizabeth Oken, Central Maine
- Calvin Dominguez, Diné
- Angela Rios, SUNY Dutchess
- Elizabeth Worden, Eastern Maine
- Teresa Smith, Kennebec Valley
- Homar Barcena and Katia Perea, Kingsborough
- Renee Freeman-Butler, Ed.D and Jose Plasencia, LaGuardia
- Hector Plotquin, Los Angeles
- Johna Lovely, Northern Maine
- Margie Fahey, Southern Maine
- Anthony Scalia, SUNY Orange
- Crystal Schachter, SUNY Ulster
- Pamela Feeney, Washington County
- Robin Graff, Westchester
Other interested students, please contact us directly.