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Ready Set Transfer

The Ready Set Transfer! Academy is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program that provides tools, workshops, supports, and scholarships to STEM-interested students planning to transfer to a four-year university or college, graduate with a STEM major, or pursue a STEM career.

The National Science Foundation defines STEM majors as follows:

  • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
  • Mathematical sciences;
  • Computer and information sciences;
  • Geosciences;
  • Engineering;
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.

If you are interested in majoring in any of the above fields AND plan on transferring to a university, then you are a STEM transfer student.

What are the benefits of joining the RST Academy?

  • Participate in a learning community of your peers
  • Receive academic support
  • Attend academic and transfer planning workshops
  • Meet guest speakers from academia and industry
  • Take field trips to University and private/public industry labs
  • Be eligible to receive S-STEM Scholarships. In addition to providing money for tuition and supplies, benefits of the scholarship include:
    • Faculty mentoring
    • Opportunities to complete capstone projects (undergraduate research, service learning, leadership, or design-build)

STEM majors pursuing a transfer degree or intending to transfer are eligible to join the academy. As an RST academy member, your responsibilities include:

  • Strive to achieve or maintain a quarterly GPA of 2.5
  • Participate in two or more RST Academy events per quarter
  • Participate in assessment surveys and activities to help improve the Academy
  • Keep the RST Academy advised of changes in contact information
  • Participate in mentoring, tutoring, and advising as outlined in the RST Academy membership agreement
  • Complete an A.S. degree

To get started, apply online.

RST Coordinator Contact Info

Joshua Whorley
STEM Instructor
Joshua.Whorley@seattlecolleges.edu

Krystle Balhan, Ph.D.
Psychology Instructor
Krystle.Balhan@seattlecolleges.edu