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Exploring Transfer

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 2022: June 17–July 22

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.

Each accepted student receives a scholarship to the Exploring Transfer program that completely covers their tuition, room, meals and books.

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 2022.

COVID-19 Guidelines

  1. All participants and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
  2. COVID testing prior to arrival may be required as the current situation evolves. Guidance will be communicated to all participants closer to the program’s start date.
  3. Participants should be prepared to mask indoors, but this may change.

For information, students at the following Community Colleges can contact their Exploring Transfer coordinator:

Other interested students, please contact us directly at