The Center for Recruitment & Transfer Access (CRTA) works closely with prospective students to provide seamless pathways to programs offered on our campus.
We frequently visit high schools, community colleges, and local organizations to share the benefits of USG and assist students in taking the next step towards continuing their education.
CRTA is also responsible for hosting several Open Houses at USG throughout the year, which present great opportunities for prospective students to experience our campus and learn more about their programs of interest.
One of CRTA's main initiatives is managing USG's Transfer Access Programs in conjunction with some of our partner institutions. Transfer Access Programs provide select students at Montgomery College (MC) with early access to USG's campus, the chance for guaranteed admission, and further scholarship opportunities.
CRTA also works with students in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program. ACES, a partnership between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery College (MC), and USG, is a college completion program starting in the junior year of high school targeted at students typically underrepresented in higher education. CRTA provides valuable programming for ACES students, including a Summer Bridge Program for rising high school seniors and individualized coaching for ACES students enrolled in programs at USG.
CRTA additionally houses the USG Student Ambassador Program, a sought-after leadership opportunity for current students in programs at USG to hone their communication and marketing skills by assisting CRTA staff in recruitment of prospective students.