While Advising Transfer Students, Keep In Mind...
Transfer students sometimes face different barriers than their freshmen counterparts, including:
- A more complex academic history
- Fewer scholarship opportunities
- Struggle more to balance work and school
- More likely to be first-generation colleges students and/or Pell eligible
Transfer students also report feeling a lower sense of community on campus and are less likely to participate in high impacts activities such as research, study abroad, internships and student organizations.
WIth this in mind, It is important to get transfers connected to campus resources early and have conversations about their goals and plans early-on so they can make the most of their time at the U of M.
The Transfer Student Experience Initiative
The Transfer Student Experience (TSE) offers good resources for new transfer students and advisers. The TSE is a campus-wide initiative with a goal to understand and improve the transfer student experience and enhance transfer students’ overall success, satisfaction, and promote timely graduation. TSE Programs include:
- student organizations,
- a peer mentoring program,
- an on-campus housing community,
- and a workshop series for first-semester transfer students.
College-Specific Transfer Information
College-specific information including transfer guides and transfer admission information can be found on the following websites:
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Education & Human Development
- Carlson School of Management
- College of Biological Sciences
- College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
- College of Science and Engineering
- College of Design
- College of Continuing Education
Health Science Programs: