Transfer Fair

First Transfer Fair Since 2019 Brought 13 Colleges to Clark

Clark brought back the Transfer Fair this year, bringing in 13 colleges from as far away as Arizona and Alaska. The May 16 fair was the first Clark held since 2019 before the pandemic.

College representatives set up tables in the Gaiser Hall breezeway, chatting with students as they traveled between classes or across campus. They shared information about programs ranging from brewing science to psychology, taking student contact information so they could learn more and apply.

Several representatives shared that the new location made a huge difference, and they were able to connect with many interested students.

Kately Power, of Western Washington University, said, “I ran out of booklets. So that’s a win.”

Palmer Muntz of University of Alaska Fairbanks said, “I’ve done a lot of transfer fairs over the years and they’re usually bad — but this has been good.”

Colleges highlighted how they can benefit Clark students, specifically. For example, Northern Arizona University automatically participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange for transfer students, which allows Clark students to pay in-state tuition. Pacific Northwest College of The Arts offers a Transfer Partner Scholarship to Clark students in studio arts.

The colleges who participated were:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Washington State University (Vancouver/Pullman)
  • Western Washington University
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • South Puget Sound Community College (bachelor’s programs highlighted)
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Washington- Bothell
  • Central Washington University
  • Pacific Northwest College of The Arts (PNCA) at Willamette University
  • Portland State University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Multnomah University

If any students missed the fair, they should contact the specific colleges they are interested in to learn more.

Photo: Clark College/Carly Rae Zent