Fall 2023 Transfer Students - Next Steps

As you continue your journey to Southern, you will need to complete different steps to prepare for the Fall semester. Please complete the steps below to access your email (required), schedule advising appointment (required), submit your health form (required), schedule orientation, apply for housing, pay for college, and visit campus.

If you have any questions, you can contact the respective office or the office of Orientation, Transition and Family Engagement at 203-392-5189 or email orientation@southernct.edu.

How to Access MySCSU

Throughout your college career, you will need to access MySCSU.

Check your SCSU Email using the Outlook App

SCSU Email is the official means of communication from the university. It is your responsibility to check it frequently.


Contact SCSU IT Helpdesk if you have trouble logging in.

If you received transfer credit for English or Math courses you may not need to take placement assessments. Your degree evaluation will show your transfer credit and how it has been applied to your degree. Please check your degree evaluation under General Education LEP Tier 1: Foundations to see your English and Math credit. More info on placement into specific courses can be reviewed here

Our Academic Advisors are excited to welcome you as our newest Southern Owl!

Important Dates

March 6, 2023 Transfer advisement appointments begin
April 4, 2023 Undergraduate course registration begins
August 28, 2023 Last day to register for Fall 2023 courses
August 29, 2023 Fall 2023 courses begin

Please be advised that from June 19th – July 4th there is limited appointment availability due to freshmen orientation.  If you are concerned about course availability, please know that we have hidden seats for transfer students that are not visible in the course schedule, but you’ll be able to select from them during your July advising appointment.

Academic advising offers both in-person and virtual appointments so please pay special attention to the additional details provided in your appointment confirmation as it will provide the location and link details necessary to attend or access your appointment.

We encourage you to schedule an advising appointment as soon as possible to take advantage of priority registration where you will have the most courses open to you and more time with an advisor to cover additional academic information. As we approach the start of the semester, there will be less appointment and course availability.

Students transferring from a foreign university should come prepared with course syllabi and descriptions and are encouraged to enroll even earlier as there is a multi-tiered credit evaluation process that must be complete to be advised appropriately.

Priority Registration appointments
(March 6 – April 17)
  • Allows new transfer students to register with current students based on earned credits.
  • Clarify how credits were applied to your intended major
  • Explain remaining requirements
  • Propose a pathway toward graduation
  • Assist with course selection
  • Help with course registration
Early action appointments
(late April to early August)
  • Provides all the services of an early action appointments
  • Good course selection
Late action appointments
(mid to late August)
  • May not have complete credit review
  • Assist with course selection
  • Help with course registration
  • Once registered, you will be eligible to obtain a student ID and parking decal (both free)
  • You do not need to wait until Financial Aid is finalized before you can register for classes, but you should have a plan to pay for tuition by August 28th.

How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

  • Must have paid deposit/confirmed enrollment
  • Visit Navigate to schedule an appointment.
  • Select Academic Advising and Faculty Office Hours under What type of appointment would you like to schedule?
  • Select NEW Transfer Student Advising for What support or service would you like to schedule?
  • Follow remaining prompts to schedule the appointment
  • View Additional Details for information on how the appointment will be held

Schedule an Appointment

If you need assistance, please contact transferbookings@southernct.edu. We can't wait to meet you!


All matriculated (degree seeking) students are required to submit the Connecticut State University Student Health Services Health Form  by August 1st

Contact Student Health Services with any questions. 

Dorothy Granoff Hall 
10 Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 392-6300
Email: healthservices@southernct.edu

Register for Virtual or In-Person TRANSFERmation 


For more information regarding TRANSFERmation, please visit the Orientation website.

As you continue to make important decisions about your college journey, you’ll be deciding how you will experience Southern’s campus. Living on campus offers exciting experiences, new opportunities for growth and unparalleled convenience.

We hope you choose to live on campus with us. To apply for housing and pay your $250 housing deposit go to your MyHousing portal and follow the steps below.

  • Log on to your MySCSU
  • Click on Banner Student
  • Select MyHousing
  • Next to the Residence Life logo on the top left click on the three lines
  • Click "Applications"
  • Click on "Housing Application and Deposit"
  • Complete the application and pay the $250 non-refundable housing deposit

See all that residence life has to offer!

Financial Aid

Financial aid is funding that is intended to help students pay for tuition and fees, room and board (or living expenses, if commuting), transportation, books and supplies.

  • If you plan on applying for financial aid but have not done so please follow the instructions outlined in The Financial Aid Process. The priority date for Fall 2023 is March 15, 2023
  • If you have applied for financial aid you can check the status of your financial aid package, accept your award and complete any requirements.

Remember the FAFSA is a free application and will not ask you for payment.

Financial Literacy

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts Office is primarily responsible for student billing, payment, refund, and veteran enrollment certification processing. Many services may be completed online.

Visit the Student Accounts website for: 

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Bill Due Dates and Payment Options
  • Payment Plans
  • Refunds

Schedule a personal Birds Eye View Tour of campus with a Transfer Student Assistant who is a current SCSU student! To register please visit Navigate and "Make an Appointment" then select "Orientation and Transition" and "Birds Eye View Tour." We can't wait to see you on campus!