CSM’s Transfer Degree Programs Popular with Students


Students Can Meet College Representatives at Transfer Fairs, Sept. 15-17

Aparicio Davis shares the same goal as nearly half of all students who enroll at CSM—they attend with the intention of transferring and pursuing their bachelor’s degree.

Last fall, the number of students enrolled in transfer degree programs reached its highest level in four years with 3,719 students, comprising nearly half of all types of programs in which students are enrolled. Statistics reflected in 2006 that students transferred from CSM to 197 different institutions in 41 states, with 68 percent transferring to in-state colleges, and 32 percent transferring to out-of-state colleges.

Davis began attending CSM as a dual/concurrent enrolled high school student during the fall of his junior year at Thomas Stone High School, and then transferred his credits to Harvard University. “There is nothing but positive returns when you invest in your education,” said Davis. “Going to CSM I figured out how I would need to work in order to be successful not only in college but also in business,” he said.

At CSM, Davis took mainly math classes to supplement the advanced placement classes he was enrolled in at Thomas Stone. “The classes were great. They gave me a solid idea of what college classes would be like and of the day-to-day workings of a college classroom,” he said.

“The strangest adjustment was CSM classes compared to the AP classes I was taking at Thomas Stone. The AP classes seemed far more time-consuming, and the teacher seemed to beat around the bush more. The instructors at CSM cut right to the important information,” he said.

Currently, Davis is a junior majoring in economics at Harvard University where he is involved with the Harvard Crimson newspaper as well as works as a writing tutor and in the student gym. “My dad told me to apply to Harvard. I was not going to apply…I got into Harvard first and then six other top schools, including Stanford,” Davis said, adding, “I hope to end up in San Diego at some point, hopefully by the time I am 30 and have paid my dues in investment banking. I think I might switch to venture capitalism or something like that in the future.”

CSM will be holding Transfer Fairs Sept. 15-17 for students to meet representatives from a variety of colleges and universities. The Transfer Fair will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 16 at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 17 at the La Plata Campus, Campus Center courtyard.

In addition to the transfer fairs, there will be a Transfer 101 Workshop to learn the basics of transfer, as well as an informational session on University of Maryland, College Park Limited Enrollment Programs.

For a complete list of visiting institutions and information on these additional workshops, visit www.csmd.edu/studentadvising/transferservices or call 301-934-7574, 443-550-6000 or 240-725-5320.