For years, UW has dedicated 30% of its new undergrad spaces to Washington community college students. Older and more ethnically diverse, transfer students make up a quarter of the College of the Environment undergraduate population.

Are transfers richer in life experience and more apt to make wise choices about their career paths?  Or are transfer students coming from academic backgrounds that suffer from inferior intro-STEM course series taught by less than stellar faculty?  Or, are we kidding ourselves in thinking that a 4-year experience on the main campus is always a superior one?

Who are transfer students, and how do they add to the mix?

In the final CoDD of the 2012-13 academic season, we’ll hear from those who facilitate transfers out of the community college system and into the UW, and from the students themselves.

Read more and register by May 13th.