Many students wonder why we encourage them to go to the transfer fair since they are planning to get accepted into LCCC's RN or LPN program and may not even go further to get a bachelor's degree. That is where we begin a conversation about the realities of nursing. Consider the following when planning your nursing career:
1.) Each year only 85 students are accepted to our RN program (up to 275 applicants)
2.) Each year only 40 students are accepted to our LPN program (up to 150 applicants)
3.) If you do not get accepted, you need a plan B. The transfer fair is a great opportunity to talk to 4 year colleges about alternative plans.
4.) When researching 4 year colleges it's difficult to take time out of your busy schedule to go and visit. The Transfer Fair is a great opportunity to chat with the 4 year colleges without having to go and visit.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE TRANSFER FAIR
1.) Meet with your academic advisor before the Transfer Fair to discuss plan B options in case you don't get into LCCC.
2.) Look at the list of colleges here that are coming to LCCC and do research on what majors they have and whether or not you are interested in applying.
3.) Print several copies of your LCCC transcript to show the 4 year colleges and to take notes. Have a separate transcript for each 4 year college and write their name on the back of your transcript to refer to later.
4.) Greet every 4 year college rep. with a big enthusiastic smile and lots of questions to help you formulate your plan B.