Monday, April 13, 2009

Admitted Transfer Q&A

Hi all! We're getting lots of questions via blog comments, email, and phone, so here are some of the most frequently-asked questions, and the answers!

When will I get my decision letter in the mail?
It should be arriving any day now, if you haven't already gotten it. The package will also include a handy brochure that will tell you everything you need to know about orientation, housing, all that good stuff. There's also a list of Next Steps that will help guide you through enrolling and arranging housing, etc.

When's the enrollment deadline?
May 11

When will I receive the official evaluation of my transfer credits?
You'll receive a letter containing your official evaluation by the end of the month (probably sooner for most of you).

When will I receive my financial aid package?
Within the next two weeks. Check out the letter from financial aid that arrives with your admission letter in the mail. It has important information about how to create your ONYEN, get an email address, and check your financial aid status online.

Can I defer the enrollment deposit and still apply for housing?
Yes. You'll need to select that option when you reply to our offer either online or by mail. Once we receive and process your reply, you will be able to apply for housing and register for orientation. Please note that there is no housing deposit required, but there is a cancellation penalty if you withdraw your housing application. There should be plenty of housing for all the transfer students who wish to live on campus, so don't worry about rushing to apply. There is plenty of time to fill out the application.

When will I be able to register for classes?
Once your enrollment deposit has been processed, the Advising office will assign you an advisor and it's highly recommended that you speak with this advisor either on the phone or in person before registering. The Office of Academic Advising has a great Transfer Guide that is extremely helpful. This will walk you through how advisors will be assigned, how you can register for classes, the curriculum, and graduation requirements. You'll want to register for classes before TSOP, but keep in mind that you can always tweak your schedule during the add/drop period at the beginning of the semester.

What will Transfer orientation (TSOP) be like?
Transfer orientation is a one-day program offered on two different dates during the summer. You'll get to meet students, tour campus, talk to advisors, and learn about housing, study abroad, research opportunities and more. Orientation is not required for transfer students, but I definitely recommend it as it's a great way to get to know campus.

What other questions do you have? Post them in the comments, and we'll respond asap. Thanks!