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Napat Intarachumnum shares her experience as a transfer student from a small Liberal Arts college to Tulane University.



Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to play golf in college. I started my college journey at a small Liberal Arts college as a student athlete. While I loved the small classes size and the rigorous pre-med program, I missed a sense of community and started to look for a college that offers research opportunities: a place where I can truly call home.


I considered transferring after my sophomore year, and the transferring process was quite similar to my first year application. The requirements are the following: Common Application, high school/college official transcripts, standardized test scores, and recommendation letters. For transfer students, financial aid will also be available at most schools, and the required documents are the CSS profile and FAFSA.




Transferring to Tulane was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I fell in love with the school and what the city of New Orleans has to offer. There are so many opportunities for the student body at Tulane both in and outside of the classroom. I was able to enroll in an independent study course, participate in various co-curricular activities and even try new sports. My transition to Tulane was very smooth - Tulane has a Transfer Mentor Program where transfer students are matched with a mentor who will guide them through their first few months at Tulane.


Tulane is truly my home away from home. If you are considering transferring, I would suggest doing research on your prospective schools as much possible, attending each school's transfer events, and reaching out to their current students. And if you ever have any questions about the transfer process or life as a transfer student, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at nintarachumnum@tulane.edu

Tulane Transfer website: https://admission.tulane.edu/transfer

Tulane Financial Aid Department: https://admission.tulane.edu/transfer/aid

Tulane Transfer Credit Policies: https://admission.tulane.edu/transfer/credit

Mentor Involvement, Antiracist Education, and Book Recommendations

JUNE 2020 ISSUE





Ways to Stay Involved

There are a variety of ways to stay involved with CollegeFit this summer! Check them out below and fill out this google form if you are interested

Continued Mentorship Instagram “takeover”: introduce yourself as one of our CollegeFit mentors & film a quick tip for college admissions/transition to be featured on Instagram for a day. Extended video session: share a personal story, a longer tip or a book “talk” Blog post: if you have an idea for a blog post that would be helpful to mentees over the summer, please share it with us! Anything goes.         Podcast: If enough people are interested (4-5 at least), we can start researching how to create a podcast, brainstorming its format and topics, and possibly launch before school starts. Book/resource recs: Please give us recommendations for a blog post about summer reading! We want to prevent the “summer brain drain” that affects many under-resourced students by encouraging them to read. Tell us what your favorite books are!


Summer Resources

We’ve compiled some fun and engaging ways to keep up- to-date this summer - please let us know of any others!

Classy Conference: join board members in attending a free, four day virtual conference designed for non-profit professionals to gain insights, strategies and inspiration this week! Design your own schedule, selecting from 34 online sessions. If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, please let us know. Learn more about The Collaborative here.

Excellent Sheep: A strong recommendation for all mentors to read Excellent Sheep! It is applicable to your own college life and our mentees. You can purchase it here or email tnored@tulane.edu about getting a free copy.

So You Want to Talk About Race: A great book for antiracist education that will help you become an even better CollegeFit mentor! You can purchase it here or email tnored@tulane.edu about getting a free copy.

Feedback Forms Mentee Feedback Form CollegeFit Mentor Feedback Form, 2019-2020 Committee Preference/sign up

Board Contact Tara Nored | President tnored@tulane.edu Laura Tucker | PR Chair ltucker2@tulane.edu Michelle Tsang | Membership Chair mtsang@tulane.edu Tran Nguyen-Phuong | Community Outreach Chair tnguyenphuong@tulane.edu Bailey Montgomery | Management Chair bmontgomery@tulane.edu Jessica Li | Secretary jli48@tulane.edu



CollegeFit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding the right college fit for every student. We pair current high school students with college undergrads to offer free assistance: Common App walkthroughs, essay editing, test preparation, resume review and more.

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On Saturday, February 1st, CollegeFit attended a college and career fair hosted by Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services. We put our motto, “fit over figures,” into action as we engaged students from immigrant or refugee communities in a conversation about their college future.



Seven of our members conversed with a variety of high schoolers about their interests in majors such as pre-vet, pre-med, and pre-law tracks or other college aspirations. Through our own CollegeFit computer program, students took the opportunity to participate in an interactive activity, “College Selector,” to make a list of potential colleges. We also had a booth, “Ask a College Student” which allowed the high school students to ask our mentors any question about college



As a whole, our organization provided knowledgeable advice and realistic guidance to many first-generation college students about the application process today. This opportunity allowed these high schoolers to gain an accurate sense of the process and establish a foundation for them to continue on their own. 17 new students signed up to receive further mentorship through CollegeFit and many others were given a head-start as they take on a stressful time in their lives.



Eleanor Cook, a Success Coach who helped host the fair with Catholic Charities, stated that “it was incredible to meet the CollegeFit team and watch the wonderful work they are doing first hand. We had so many people mention how impactful the mentorship and program design is in their post fair feedback. Thank you again for the work you do. You are all making beautiful changes in the world.

Additionally, one student said that their favorite part of the fair was “seeing how many people truly care” about our immigrant community.”

We are more than thrilled with the success of this event, and we look forward to many more opportunities to assist our fellow New Orleans citizens on their college journey!

Read our blog to stay updated on college application tips, our students, and more. 

STATEMENT OF INCLUSIVITY

At CollegeFit, we are dedicated to serving, mentoring and representing, to the best of our ability, students from all backgrounds including but not limited to: under-resourced and under-represented students, first generation college students, students of color, students from rural areas, LGBTQIA+ students, gender nonconforming students, students with disabilities, and students of all faiths and nationalities. 

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