Transfer center resumes in-person services


Courtesy of Megan Neves

The Cosumnes River College Transfer Center has in-person services. Online services will continue to be an option for students as well.

After operating completely online for two years, the Cosumnes River College Transfer Center is now offering in-person services.
Student Personnel Assistant Emily Barkley said students have to meet the vaccination requirements to be eligible for in-person appointments.
“For in-person and for the virtual drop-ins, students can basically ask transfer questions that they have and we can assist them through the process,” Barkley said.
Barkley added that workshops will still be online and that the Transfer Center has representatives from various universities that students can schedule appointments with too.
The bulk of services for spring semester are online, but Barkley said she hopes for more on-ground services in the fall.
“We’re still looking to continue providing online services too because it seems like students like online as well, so we want to make sure that’s still an option,” Barkley said.
Barkley stated that these services are to help students through the transfer process since it’s not always the easiest thing to go through.
Counselor Megan Neves, who is also a part of the transfer team, said the Transfer Center was scheduled to move buildings, but COVID prevented the move.
The Transfer Center is now located on the second floor of the new College Center building in room 252.
Barkley said many students have not stopped by the center and that spring semester is not as busy as it usually is due to college application deadlines that have passed.
Neves said the transfer team is still trying to figure out the flow of things.
“We’ve just been unfolding this new center with what we imagine is going to happen or how we would like the flow of students to come in,” Neves said.
Neves said a hybrid transfer day could be a possibility for students and that there are benefits to virtual workshops.
“Granted, in-person is awesome, but we’ve also had wider access to colleges and universities that we may not have had previously,” Neves said.
Neves said the transfer team wants students to come visit the center.
“We hope our office is a place students want to come to and let us know about what they’re doing with their life or pop by and say ‘hi,’” Neves said.
The Transfer Center is open for in-person services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at varying times. Online hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, visit this website or call (916) 691-7470.