Are you a Community College graduate who transferred to a top-ranked four year institution, and who would like to be profiled in a book about the subject? These four year schools include schools within the top 100 plus schools as ranked by US News and World Report.
I am part of a small team developing a book for current high school and prospective community college students, their parents, and guidance counselors. In the book, we identify transfer opportunities from two year schools to top-ranked four year institutions. Our goal is to show students that they can earn a degree from their dream school, even if their high school grades were not high enough, they do not have the financial resources to pay for a four year degree, or they just didn't have the guidance from home or their high school guidance counselors. We developed the idea for this book based upon the experiences of my boss, Austin. After deciding last minute not to attend the University of Alaska, he stayed home and attended Tompkins Cortland Community College in New York. He transferred to Cornell University under a guaranteed transfer program, and graduated with an engineering degree and under $10,000 in debt.
Much our book will be charts and tables of information about the four year and two year schools, including details on the transfer requirements, points of contact, and costs. We also have a narrative portion of the book, which will in part highlight students/graduates who successfully transferred via articulation agreements. We will include a diverse group of graduates, from various geographic portions of the U.S. So far, we have several students who have agreed to participate. These students attend or attended the University of Maryland College Park, the American University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Cornell University. We are also working to identify students from New York University, the Ohio State University, the University of Georgia, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Connecticut, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, and several other top-ranked public and private colleges and universities.
We plan to begin selling the book online in December, in electronic and hardcopy formats. This book will include information on 51 four-year schools, and the thousands of agreements they have in place with community colleges. We will expand future versions/updates of the book to include more schools.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, and if you would like to be profiled in our book please feel free to contact me.
SideDoor Strategies, Inc.