Tallahassee Community College students recently embarked on their first steps into Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University academics when they attended the TCC2FAMU day on their campus. No appointment was necessary; students just needed a copy of their unofficial transcript and TCC passport to be advised.
FAMU Day at TCC was an opportunity for students inquiring about FAMU to have a chance to talk to advisers and deans of the schools and majors they are looking at to gain a better insight into what they would be doing once they arrive on campus. It was also an opportunity for TCC students to look into different scholarships and get answers to questions about financial aid.
After being asked what made her decide to attend FAMU Day, a student answered, “I recently transferred from Georgia State to TCC. I know that I want to transfer to a university after I get my AA degree, and FAMU seems like it would be a great place to go. It’s very family oriented, I would be with people of my color, and everyone who comes from FAMU seems to be successful,” said Takera Jackson.
Different stations provided information about FAMU, and TCC students began to trickle in one by one, eager to learn and ready to explore.
Dari Jackson said, “I’d previously did research on FAMU, and I wanted the HBCU experience. I really like the environment it has to offer, and I’m looking forward to majoring in biology on campus.”
FAMU Day lasted from 10 a.m. to noon, then the students and staff were given a break until 1 p.m. and another session of advising continued until 2 p.m. for those who were not able to make the morning session.
TCC student Ruben Uribe said he wants to transfer to FAMU because, “They’ve got interesting programs, and they seem to have very nice people.”
FAMU Day was a great opportunity to instill comfort and confidence in those who may have been nervous about stepping onto a larger campus. Those students were given the opportunity to have their worries and questions answered about campus organizations, student involvement, and more.
For those who are looking to start at a smaller college and transfer to a university, TCC has a TCC2FAMU program that promises automatic admission into FAMU once students have graduated and completed the program.
For more information on this program visit https://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/transfer-options/tcc2famu/