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Summer 2020 Update

Vassar and area Community Colleges have worked together for over thirty-five years to give community college students the opportunity to experience being a student in a residential liberal arts college. Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 we were asked if it would be possible to change our program to an online platform.  We feel that is not an option given the mission of the program.  Therefore, It is with a heavy heart that the administration for the Exploring Transfer Program has decided to cancel this year's program.  Vassar’s Exploring Transfer team will use this time to bring the program back next year better than ever.   We hope to see you then. 


We wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy summer.


The Exploring Transfer Program has successfully introduced community college students to the possibility of transferring to a four-year residential liberal arts institution.  Students in the program are typically among the first generation in their family to attend college and are highly motivated academically.   Through a five-week immersion in the liberal arts, Exploring Transfer (ET) enables community college students to imagine a broader range of academic opportunities than might otherwise have been possible. Each accepted student receives a scholarship to the Exploring Transfer program that completely covers their tuition, room, meals, and books.

Interested in the Exploring Transfer Program?

For information, students at the following Community Colleges can contact the coordinators:

Other interested students, please contact us directly.