Chevron CREATE Transfer Program

Through a strategic collaboration between the Bagley College of Engineering and the Chevron Corporation, our CREATE Transfer Program offers invaluable support to transfer students transitioning from community college to Mississippi State University's Starkville and Gulf Coast Campuses.

Our mission is clear: to enhance student retention, facilitate a smooth transition from community college to a four-year institution, and elevate the academic performance of students from diverse backgrounds. This inclusive program is open to all MSU transfer students, with a special focus on increasing participation among women and students from underrepresented racial minority groups.

Key program components include:

  • A comprehensive Extended Orientation held in late May before enrollment at MSU, tailored specifically for engineering transfer students.
  • Supplemental Instruction provided throughout the academic year for courses with the highest DFW rates (Defined as "W" for withdrawal and letter grades of D or F).
  • Personalized, supplemental academic advising available throughout the academic year to support students' academic journey.
  • Peer mentors and transfer-student events offered throughout the academic year to foster a supportive community and facilitate networking among peers.
  • Insightful industry visits to tour Chevron facilities, offering valuable insights into the engineering profession.
  • Engaging mixers with Chevron professionals, providing opportunities for students to connect with industry experts and gain invaluable career insights.

Join us as we pave the way for your academic success and professional growth!

What is the CREATE Extended Orientation?

Designed exclusively for newly admitted transfer students joining engineering disciplines at Mississippi State University, our Extended Orientation is an immersive, multi-day, small-group experience - the ultimate preparation for success in the Bagley College of Engineering.

Held during May the summer before your MSU journey begins, our program offers much more than just an orientation. Get ready to dive deep into the heart of engineering excellence at the Bagley College of Engineering. You'll sharpen your academic prowess with specialized workshops tailored to equip you for the challenges of third-year engineering courses. Plus, you'll have invaluable opportunities to connect with esteemed engineering faculty and mingle with fellow transfer students who share your passion and drive. Explore exciting undergraduate research opportunities while touring engineering research laboratories across campus.

The best part? It's all on us! That's right – there's absolutely no cost to participate. Enjoy the perks of on-campus housing, personalized peer mentoring, delicious meals, and more, all as part of your unforgettable Chevron Engineering Transfer Program experience. Get ready to kickstart your engineering journey in style!

Program Dates: May 19 - 22, 2024

Application Deadline: April 30

Peer Mentor Application Deadline: March 15

Special thanks to our sponsor!

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Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the BCoE Office of Inclusive Excellence at belong@bagley.msstate.edu.