Transfer Student Orientation
Transfer Student Orientation Dates:
Thursday, May 24th
Monday, June 11th
Friday, June 15th
Monday, June 18th* Modified schedule from 12:00pm-6:00pm, check-in location will be emailed prior to session
Thursday, July 26th
Wednesday, August 1st
Plan to be on campus for the entire Orientation (8:30am-5:00pm). Check-in begins at 8:30am in Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided!
What will occur at my Transfer Orientation?
- Meet other students and Owl Team Leaders
- Take a campus tour
- Connect with campus resources
- Learn about your school/college
- Meet with your academic advisor
- Register for Fall 2018 courses
How do I prepare for my Transfer Orientation?
- Know the location of your Transfer Advising Session: Locations, Campus Map
- Familiarize yourself with campus parking options and/or public transportation (Orientation does not pay for, reimburse, or validate parking for Transfer Advising Sessions)
- Familiarize yourself with the University Bulletin, including:
- Review your DARS (DARS stands for the Degree Audit Reporting System) - Students and advisors use DARS to track and plan students' academic progress toward completion of an undergraduate degree in their declared or proposed major. DARS shows students how their Temple University courses, transfer courses, and courses in progress apply toward degree requirements. To access your degree audit, click on the Student Tools tab in TUportal and then, in the Records channel, click on Degree Audit.
- Make a list of the following:
- Any questions you want to ask the academic advisors
- AP classes and tests completed during high school (if applicable)
- International Baccalaureate courses or exams taken (if applicable)
- Submit a photo online to pick up your official Temple University ID Card, the OWLcard, before or after your Transfer Advising Session
What should I bring to my Transfer Orientation?
- Username and password
- Evaluation of Transfer Credit Statement (If you have not received this form in the mail from the Admissions Office, you should still attend your Transfer Advising Session)
- Official or unofficial copies of your most recent transcripts, especially courses currently in progress that have not been evaluated by the Admissions Office yet
- Syllabi of courses you would like to have reevaluated
- Photo ID (needed if you plan to obtain your Temple University ID Card, the OWLcard)
Additional Transfer Student Resources:
- Next Steps Checklist (what to do after your Transfer Advising Session is completed)
- Transfer Students Frequently Asked Questions
*Parents, family members, and support systems do not attend their student's advising sessions. Advising is the first step for students to learn autonomy and develop the skills they will need to be successful at Temple University.