By Megan McConnell, Editor, Transfer eNewsletter
Ah, spring is in the air. Trees are leafing out, flowers are in bloom, undergrads are spending free hours on campus playing frisbee and sunning themselves, and all of us are looking forward to the summer ahead!
We start this issue of the Transfer eNewsletter with an article intended to help students who are hoping to celebrate next spring with a letter of acceptance from the UW. “A Timeline for Transfer” overviews what needs to get done when in the coming year. From retrieving transcripts to applying for financial aid, the timeline is written to help keep prospective transfers on track for their Autumn 2007 transfer.
Specific to spring quarter on the UW campus are the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Learning and the Research Symposium, both of which are profiled in this issue. While the first has already happened, the Research Symposium is coming up this week (the 19th) and we are encouraging any interested prospective student to come check it out. For the first time ever, a couple teams of current community college students will be presenting this year!
The School of Art has added a new rite of spring for all intended design majors: an entrance exam happening June 13 this year. All students headed for design and starting at the UW this fall should read the story for details of this mandatory, day-long exam.
Spring seems to turn everyone’s thoughts to the world outside our homes, classrooms, and offices, so we thought it appropriate to profile two majors at the UW whose focus is the environment: the Environmental Studies and Environmental Science and Resource Management. Our regular interview with a transfer student features Sheri Davis, an environmental studies major, and her ecological restoration project at the Washington Park Arboretum.
A new regular feature, “Outside the Classroom,” is also included for your reading pleasure. We hope to include more transfer student voices each quarter via this feature, a place for us to explore all the stuff that happens around campus that’s not in the classroom. In keeping with the springtime theme, this issue’s “Outside the Classroom” article on commuting spends a good deal of time covering walking and biking to campus. Such a pleasant way to get to school on a nice day!
Finally, we’ve included an admissions update, a link to the schedule of remaining visits to community colleges for this academic year, information about the Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship (which has a July deadline), and a few other helpful things, as well.