How to Transition as a Transfer Student

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Better late than never. Transfer requirements.

Want to transfer to a university, especially one as large as Indiana University, can be nerve-racking, but if there is one thing I do know…it is that there is a place for everyone. There are many resources IU has to offer. The University Transfer Office this fall is launching The Transfer Student Advisory Board (TSAB).   Transferring is a unique experience, but this will make it easier to bond with people going through the same experience as you. Through TSAB, this unique opportunity allows transfer students to get acclimated to the campus, make connections, and build relationships with other IU students interested in leadership, personal, and professional development. Check out the Transfer Student Advisory Board.

New students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to school starting, which will start off the integration to become a Hoosier, including signing up for classes with specifics geared to students who are transferring. Then, starting with Welcome Week in the fall, there are hundreds of events for all new students—including some only for transfer students. Check out the Transfer Kick-Off event where students can connect with current students on the Transfer Student Welcome Team, other new transfer students, and figure out what they would like participating in.

As for classes, students will be assigned an academic advisor in the University Division, which will be of huge support in picking classes and concerns related to transferring and are easily accessible online, by phone, or in person. Getting involved will still be just as easy, in fact, IU has over 750 organizations and clubs. Here is a list of IU clubs and extracurricular organizations but you can also check out our blog on Getting Involved; it has tons of ideas. Getting involved, whether it is a club, sorority, or fraternity or sport, is undoubtedly an excellent way to feel like you started school as a Hoosier at the very beginning.

As a transfer student, it can be easy to cling onto anything that makes you feel less alone in this unfamiliar place, but it is important to remember who you are. You will find a group of real friends who support and care about you no matter what! Once you transfer to IU, you will quickly become a Hoosier.  Indiana University works to make sure that every student feels comfortable and well informed about the Bloomington Community and support that they have.

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