National Student Transfer Week

national transfer student week at wilson community college

Friday, October 20
Full Steam Ahead: Start Your Journey!

Now that you’ve boarded the Transfer Train with college transfer information, it’s time to start planning for graduation and transfer. Check out the attached timeline to see when you should begin visiting campuses you’re interested in, applying to potential universities, and completing your FAFSA for those universities.

It’s never too early to start thinking about college transfer! Begin reaching out to the admissions offices of universities you’re interested in and asking questions. Most universities have a designated transfer admissions officer.

Join us October 26 from 12pm-1:45pm in the Frank Eagles Center for the NC Transfer Tour as we’ll have university representatives from some of the top colleges for transfer in NC including:

  • ECU
  • NC State University
  • UNCW
  • Fayetteville State University
  • NC Wesleyan University
  • Barton


Thursday, October 19
Full Steam Ahead: Get Ready to Ride!

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Did you know that NC has 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in North Carolina? “The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.” (U.S. Department of Education).

Joining an HBCU in North Carolina is a rewarding experience. From the beautiful, sprawling campus of Fayetteville State, to the rigorous programs of excellence at North Carolina A&T, you won’t be disappointed in what these colleges have to offer.

North Carolina HBCU’s include:

  • Barber-Scotia College
  • Bennett College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Livingstone College
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Saint Augustine’s University
  • Shaw University
  • Winston-Salem State University

Extra-Curricular Activities at WCC

Do you want to stand out even more on your college application? Do you want to learn more about transfer? Check out these fun ways to get involved at WCC before you transfer to your university:


The Student Government Association (SGA) is one of the most active organizations at the College and provides leadership opportunities designed to promote students’ educational, personal, and social development, which allows for full integration for classroom learning. SGA provides an avenue by which students’ interests and needs may be expressed, and provides students ample opportunity to work with College administration in matters affecting the welfare of the student body. Also, learn and participate in how to organize events for your fellow students as well. The SGA wants you!

For more information about SGA, please contact Mr. Robert Melton at


If you’re invited to join Wilson Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to connect with other students and serve our community. As a member of PTK, students are afforded so many opportunities.  Many of them go on to serve in leadership positions as officers of the organization.  They volunteer their time and resources out in the community too, from serving at our local soup kitchen, to helping collect donations for various charity drives, and cleaning up streets.

Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 3.5 million members and 1,100 chapters located in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan.

If you have Questions about our PTK chapter, please contact Mr. Jeffrey Wilhelm at

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club will provide students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about transferring to a four-year university.
  • Understand the process for obtaining a graduate degree.
  • Participate in psychology workshops or other events.

The best part: you don’t have to be majoring in psychology to join the club! The Psychology Club also focuses on introducing college students to the transfer environment.

All students who plan to transfer to a university are invited to attend. They will plan free trips to NC State and Campbell University to attend undergraduate research conferences. Attending these conferences helps you understand the opportunities you will have when you transfer to universities.

For information about the Psychology Club, please contact Mrs. Belinda McFerren at

Wednesday, October 18
Full Steam Ahead: Check Your Itinerary for Future Success!

Put School Spirit on Your Checklist!

Are you getting excited about college transfer? Whether you’re at the beginning of your transfer journey or nearing the end, it’s time to charge your transfer spirit! Today, wear and rep your university swag (colors, t-shirts, hoodies, lanyards, etc.) to show support for the university or college you plan on transferring to.

Take a look at your instructors and college staff on campus today as they will also show their school spirit from their alumni universities. If you see a WCC employee ‘repping’ college attire from the university you want to attend, make time to connect and ask questions about their college experience. They can give you information about the campus, what to expect, and share the excitement that comes from being part of the university family.

Not planning on transferring? No worries! Wear your WCC gear to support campus spirit.

NC Promise

Through NC Promise, North Carolina has significantly reduced student tuition cost to $500 per semester at four UNC System institutions: Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Western Carolina University. 

With these NC Promise Schools, your tuition is guaranteed to be only $500 per semester! That’s a huge savings. While you’ll still be responsible for fees, and any items such as living or dining expenses, NC Promise schools allow you to take advantage of a 4-year education with reduced costs.

Tuesday, October 17
Full Steam Ahead: Strap into Your Future!

College and University Guaranteed Admission ProgramsConnect with Guaranteed Admissions at WCC!

The guaranteed admission programs offer a structured pathway for progressing directly from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree. Students who participate in one of the guaranteed admission programs are considered fully admitted to the community college and conditionally admitted to either ECU, NC Wesleyan, NC State, or UNCW. Successful completion of any college transfer degree program grants the student guaranteed admission to the four-year institution. Note: Competitive programs are not guaranteed.

For more detailed information, please visit our webpage for Guaranteed Admissions.

Monday, October 16
Full Steam Ahead: Tickets, Please!

Free College Applications

At Wilson Community College, you can complete a two-year degree with general education courses that are guaranteed to transfer to any of the 16 public universities in the North Carolina system through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. This week, we’re celebrating National Transfer Student Week by helping you prepare to transfer to your future!

Benefits of college transfer include:

  • Lower tuition costs
  • Smaller class sizes
  • More one-on-one time with instructors
  • Flexible class schedules

Another benefit is the ability to receive your education on your schedule. Whether you’re a part time student or full-time student, we have a degree path for you. WCC also offers fast-track transfer degree plans to help you transfer within a year. No matter your schedule, we have a plan for you!

Getting ready to transfer? During National Transfer Student Week, many universities are waiving the application fee! Check out the attached list of colleges who will have free applications this week.

For more information and free resources, check out your email each day this week and punch your ticket for your future transfer!

Check out the list of college’s waiving application fees!

Please join us in celebrating National Transfer Student Week with this year’s theme: Full Steam Ahead!

*Note: Psychology club is having their first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 12:30-1:30 in E102 (Pizza will be provided). The theme is “WINNING! How to be successful when transferring to a university.” All students who plan to transfer to a university are invited to attend. We will plan free trips to NC State and Campbell University to attend undergraduate research conferences. Attending these conferences helps students understand the opportunities that they will have when they transfer to universities.

For information about the Psychology Club, please contact Mrs. Belinda McFerren at

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