Transfer Student Orientation

Transferring to Southern? We have many resources to help you get started on your path to success. To smooth your transition, we offer advising, orientation, and a number of other support services.

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Transfer Student Advising and Course Registration

New transfer student advising appointments will cover the following:

  • Discuss how credits transferred and what requirements remain
  • Review a pathway toward graduation
  • Learn about important University resources
  • Registration for first semester classes

All new transfer students are required to schedule an advising appointment where they will receive a registration PIN.

Once transfer students pay their admission deposit or confirm their enrollment, they will receive a link to the "Fall 2022 Transfer Student – Next Steps". The appointment system is available in Next Steps and will open on February 22nd. Advising appointments begin on March 7th for the Fall 2022 semester.

Transfer students are encouraged to schedule an advising appointment as soon as possible to take advantage of priority course registration and course availability. Transfer students who wait until August to act will have less appointment and course availability.

Fall 2022 priority course registration opens on April 5th and is based on class standing.  You can check registration dates and times on the Registration website.  

If you have questions or encounter any problems in trying to schedule your transfer advising appointment, please contact us at

TRANSFERmation (Transfer Student Orientation)

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.

In addition to a comprehensive advising meeting, transfer students are next invited to attend TRANSFERmation. These in-person and virtual programs are specific to the needs of transfer students. Throughout the program, transfer students will learn about Southern technology, how to navigate the nuances of campus life, and learn more about the other opportunities to continue to acclimate to campus. 

The program also provides opportunities to meet other new transfer students, connect to orientation team members and learn about Transfer Student Assistants who are experienced transfer students that will support you throughout your first semester. 

TRANSFERmation Schedule

We will offer in-person and virtual TRANSFERmation sessions throughout the summer. The on-ground sessions will have a capacity of 200. 

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022,10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Virtual)
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Virtual)

How to Schedule a TRANSFERmation Session

Click on this link to schedule a TRANSFERmation session. You will need to utilize your Common App username and password to register. 

Additional Information about TRANSFERmation

  • An electronic device (laptop, tablet if possible). We will have a limited number to loan students for the day.
  • Comfortable dress and walking shoes.
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided at no cost. We recommend bringing extra beverages and a water bottle.

  • Virtual sessions will be on Zoom. The link will be provided via the confirmation email.
  • This will be a much more condensed program that is intentionally designed to pair with the Digital Orientation (online orientation) platform.

All transfer students are enrolled in Digital TRANSFERmation which can be accessed via Blackboard (MySCSU > Blackboard > Organizations > Digital Orientation). This asynchronous platform is specifically designed to complement the virtual and in-person programs. Through Digital TRANSFERmation, students can learn more about the resources and opportunities available to students. Transfer students will be enrolled in segments once they have registered for courses. Please contact Orientation, Transition and Family Engagement if you have yet to be added.

Each new transfer student is assigned to a Transfer Student Assistant (TSA) who is an experienced upper-division student committed to supporting new transfer students throughout their first semester. TSAs will be sending emails continually.

Orientation, Transition and Family Engagement offers new students an opportunity to see campus from an experienced student’s perspective. Much more than a campus tour, these forty-five minute campus overviews are individualized and are by appointment only. Summer 2022 Birdseye View scheduled will be available via SSC Navigate after June 1st.

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