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Dog Days orientation for transfer students on Saturday

Fresno State will hold a spring session for the Dog Days new student orientation Saturday for incoming transfer students who will attend the spring 2014 semester.

Transfer students can meet with academic advisers about their major, will receive priority registration for spring classes and will learn about Fresno State’s policies and procedures.

In the 2012-13 academic year, the CSU Office of the Chancellor reported 1,730 associate of science for transfer and 3,571 associate of arts for transfer degrees were awarded to community college students.

The Associate Degree for Transfer program, a program that streamlines California Community College degrees for California State Universities, recently hit the 1,000 associate degree mark.

The program gives community college students the option of completing an associate in arts for transfer degree or an associate in science for transfer degree of 60 units within two years. These degrees give students priority admission to a CSU program, where students only have to complete 60 more units in their program in order to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Dog Days is an important step to transitioning to life at Fresno State, said Ken Ternate, Dog Days coordinator.

Dog Days check in will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Peters Educational Center on Woodrow and Shaw avenues. Because of space limitations, transfer students will not be allowed a guest at the orientation. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration for Dog Days is $20 per student. For more information, visit ww.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/dogdays/transfer.