Transferring Credit BEFORE YOU GO: ONCE ON CAMPUS:

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Transferring Credit
BEFORE YOU GO:
ONCE ON CAMPUS:
 Review transfer credit policy
 Send in final transcript
 Understand the transfer credit
 Meet with your advisor to finalize
terminology
 Review how your credit will transfer
articulations
 Map out a plan for completing your
 Identify missing articulations
 Review institution’s:
 General Education requirements
 University requirements
 Review intended major/minor
curriculum
 How will your credit apply?
major/minor
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 Do you need to change fall
registration?
NOTES:
Megan K. Lintott, M.S.Ed.
Manager of Special Undergraduate Programs
Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies
[email protected]
202-885-6280 (ph)
Academic Transition
BEFORE YOU GO:
ONCE ON CAMPUS:
 Identify academic advisor and reach out
 Schedule/take necessary placement/
to them
proficiency exams
 Familiarize yourself with the academic
resources available:
 Set up appointment with academic
advisor
 Options for tutors/mentors?
 Understand the registration process for
 Transfer courses?
next term
 Workshops on study skills, time
 Is it required to meet with
management, test taking, etc.?
advisor before registration?
 Register with disability services if
necessary
 Set up appointment with academic
 Are placement or proficiency exams
advisor for mid-semester check-in
required?
 If so, can you take them online/
before you arrive?
 Go to faculty office hours
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NOTES:
Megan K. Lintott, M.S.Ed.
Manager of Special Undergraduate Programs
Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies
[email protected]
202-885-6280 (ph)
Acclimating to Campus Culture
BEFORE YOU GO:
ONCE ON CAMPUS:
 Review institution homepage - what
 Visit Transfer Student Center/Office
clues does it offer?
 Attend club/activity fair
 What is your school’s culture?
 Read bulletin boards
Politics, sports, arts, research,
etc.?
 Visit the Career Center
 Research the geographic culture of the
state/city/town
 Research opportunities to use the city
town as a “laboratory for learning”
 Investigate Opportunities for Study
Abroad
 Identify professional staff resources/
touch points
 Look into off-campus student services
available
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Attend orientation
ONGOING:
 Find out if transfer student housing is
available
 Look for on-campus hangouts (coffee
shops, the quad, etc.)
 Get out and do things
 Make connections with faculty and
students
NOTES:
Megan K. Lintott, M.S.Ed.
Manager of Special Undergraduate Programs
Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies
[email protected]
202-885-6280 (ph)
General Tips
 Review institution’s:
 Academic integrity code
 Regulations and policies
 Add all deadlines to your calendar (add/drop course, registration, declare major/
minor, etc.)
WEBSITES TO BOOKMARK:
 Academic Support Center
 Computing/Technology Office
 Major/Minor Academic Department
 Transfer Student Center
 Academic Advising Office
 Career Services
 General Education Program
 Academic Calendar
 University Requirements
 Library
PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP:
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Admission’ s officer
Academic advisor
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Professors
Residence hall assistants
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Librarian
Administrative professional staff
Teaching assistants
NOTES:
Megan K. Lintott, M.S.Ed.
Manager of Special Undergraduate Programs
Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies
[email protected]
202-885-6280 (ph)
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