Spring 2024 Transfer Students - Next Steps

As you continue your journey to Southern, you will need to complete different steps to prepare for the Spring 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!

October 9, 2023 Transfer advisement appointments begin
October 31, 2023 Course registration begins
January 16, 2024 Last day to register for Spring 2024 courses
January 17, 2024 Spring 2024 courses begin

We encourage you to schedule an advising appointment as soon as possible to take advantage of a timely review of your credits, 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

Virtual or in-person
(October 9 – November 13)

  • 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
  • Best course selection

Early action appointments

Virtual or in-person
(November 15 – January 10)

  • Provides all the services of a priority registration appointment
  • Good course selection

Walk-in Advising

In-person only 
(January 11 – January 12)

  • In-person only on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Check in at Wintergreen Information Desk
  • Assist with course selection
  • Help with course registration
  • Limited course selection
  • 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. You can withdraw with 100% refund up until January 16, 2024.

How to Schedule An Advising Appointment

  • Appointment availability will decrease the closer we get to the start of the semester
  • 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 to attend the appointment virtually or in-person

Schedule an Appointment

If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, please email transferbookings@southernct.edu.

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


Starting at a new institution can be challenging which is why Southern provides several ways to support the transition of transfer students in their first semester. Transfer students are next invited to attend TRANSFERmation. These in-person and virtual programs are specific to the needs of transfer students.

  • Wednesday, December 12th 5pm- 7pm, Virtual
  • Thursday, January 11th, 10am- 2pm, In-Person
  • Thursday, January 11th, 5pm- 7pm, Virtual

Register for Orientation


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

Click here to 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 Spring is November 1st.
  • 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

Meet one on one with SCSU's free Financial Literacy Advisor, Lew Deluca, who will go over payment plan options, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Learn how to maximize your educational investment! 

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

We invite you to visit with us either in person or virtually! Please refer to our Visit page for the most up to date information and opportunities!