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NEWS RELEASE

Contact:  Kirsten Nelson
(804) 225-2627
KirstenNelson@schev.edu
For Immediate Release

November 17, 2005

SCHEV Unveils New Web-Based Resource for Transfer Students

RICHMOND —The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is implementing a new online tool designed to clearly identify which courses will transfer from Virginia community colleges to four-year institutions of higher education. The web-based resource, which will be available at www.schev.edu, will go live on November 17 when it is unveiled at the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Deans Peer Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia.

Public and private colleges throughout the state provided information for the transfer tool database, which delineates whether more than 60 VCCS general education courses will transfer as core requirements or elective credits. The new interface was beta tested by students and faculty members at Virginia Highlands Community College who indicated that such a resource could help students and their advisors increase transfer efficiency.

“It is our hope that this new tool will prove to be an invaluable resource to Virginia students who are considering transferring,” says Daniel J. LaVista, SCHEV Executive Director. “Interested students and transfer counselors will now be able to go to one online location and find comparative data with a uniform look, rather than consulting individual transfer guides from specific institutions.”

SCHEV is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education. The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly, and is a resource for information on Virginia colleges and universities on higher education issues.

 

For more information, contact Kirsten Nelson, Director of Government Relations and Communications, at KirstenNelson@schev.edu or (804)225-2627.