Everyone knows that the first few days of a college career can be the most difficult and stressful. When you transfer to a new school, you essentially have to repeat this experience all over again. But transferring doesn't have to mean falling behind. Planning ahead with these transfer students tips can help you overcome the most common hurdles.
Go to New Student Orientation
It's a common misbelief that student orientation is only for incoming freshmen who are new to college in general. In reality, orientation is designed to help any new student grow accustomed to the campus, classes, and university resources, no matter how many years they've been in college. Orientation is also a great place to meet other students and scout out campus locations and student services that will keep you focused, such as career advising and tutoring.
Meet With an Advisor
Similar to orientation, advisors aren't only for incoming freshmen. This is particularly important for help finding out which credits will transfer from a previous school and determining which classes you need to graduate. At the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, you may also meet with a career advisor for one-on-one career planning to help you connect with professional development opportunities while your complete your program.