VGCC holds College Fair for transferring students
Vance-Granville Community College hosted admissions officers from four-year colleges and universities on Nov. 27 in the student lounge on VGCC’s Main Campus. The event was VGCC’s annual College Fair, where students obtain important information about transfer requirements, financial aid and scholarships that can help them continue their education. The fair was organized by the VGCC Counseling Department . VGCC students browsed through displays and talked with representatives from 14 four-year schools, while picking up college applications and catalogs. Most of the colleges and universities were from North Carolina. Pictured above, from left: Jill Thompson, a community college transfer representative from DeVry University’s Raleigh-Durham Campus, talks with VGCC/ Vance County Early College High School students April Scott and Makayla Abbott during the college fair.
Each year, large numbers of students start their higher education at VGCC before transferring to four-year institutions. The VGCC College Transfer program provides students with the first two years of a B.A. or B.S. degree program, including over 80 transferable freshman and sophomore level courses. High school students in the four Early College programs that VGCC operates in partnership with local public school systems can earn up to two years of college-transferable credit, tuition-free. According to a report released earlier this year , 95% of VGCC College Transfer students had a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher at a UNC institution after two semesters at the university — outperforming students who started at the public universities as freshmen.