Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) students who wish to transfer their credits or associate degree to a four-year institution will have the opportunity to connect with those institutions, ask questions and better prepare for their future during a Transfer Madness fair. Transfer Madness will be Thursday, March 26 from 2 p.m. 8 p.m. EST (1 p.m. 7 p.m. CDT).

Transfer Madness is the only online, statewide transfer fair where students can chat online with transfer advisors, search for scholarships, download materials and get questions answered at a time that suits their family and work schedules. Application fees will be waived for those who visit a booth during Transfer Madness.

The event is being sponsored by the KCTCS and the Council on Postsecondary Education. This year 22 Kentucky four-year institutions and more than 150 participants are signed up for this third annual online transfer fair. Also participating is the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

One of the key success factors in the transfer game is connecting with and developing a relationship with four-year institutions prior to attendance, said KCTCS President Jay Box. That is why this Transfer Madness event is so important, and a real slam dunk for everyone involved in the transfer game.

Transfer Madness supports the Councils Stronger by Degrees strategic plan to improve the quality of Kentuckys workforce by increasing the number of students who transfer from KCTCS colleges to four-year institutions. One of the goals of House Bill 160 (2010) is to eliminate the barriers students encounter when trying to transfer to a four-year institution, and one of the barriers is a lack of information and engagement between students and transferring institutions.

In addition to the online fair, a KCTCS Transfer Madness Twitter Game is underway. The game is played in a typical bracket style by paring up the 16 KCTCS colleges against each other for a Sweet 16 tweet-off. The colleges are encouraging their students to tweet about where they plan on transferring to and include #kytransfermadness. The Sweet 16 round will run from Monday, March 16 Thursday, March 19. The following rounds will be played the following week leading up to the championships on Wednesday, March 25. For official game instructions visit: http://transfermadness.org/twitter-game/
amp;nbsnbsp;
To register and to view a list of participating Transfer Madness colleges, universities and education partners, visit www.transfermadness.org. Follow us on Twitter at #KYtransfermadness.