New Transfer Student Guide: 10 Things You Need to Know

The guide for enrolled transfer students contains advice on requirements and deadlines which are critical to completing your degree on time.


  1.  Attend College transfer student Orientation meeting on Sunday afternoon, August 26.
  2. Learn the College Deadlines (see the calendar) and pay attention to them. Verify your course enrollments BEFORE the drop deadline.
  3. Fulfill any remaining area requirements, especially the First Writing and Foreign Language requirements, as soon as possible. Once you matriculate, all remaining College area requirements must be completed here.
  4. Get to know your instructors and your Academic Dean (Ms. Elizabeth Ozment, 201 Monroe Hall, 924-3350). Make use of their office hours and introduce yourself.
  5. You may not have an extra semester to complete a second major. You may finish your degree during Summer Session, January-term, or part-time enrollment if you need to do so.
  6. See Dean Ozment if you are a third-year student and are unable to declare your major within the first two weeks of the semester.
  7. Get off to a head start by attending one or more Summer Session terms at the University of Virginia this year. All credits earned are applicable to your degree requirements.
  8. Plan to register for and attend Summer Orientation.
  9. Don’t repeat courses for which you have already received credit.
  10. Second-year students will be assigned an advisor; third-year students need to declare a major upon arrival and will then be assigned an advisor in their major.

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