Beginning in July, incoming transfer students will be given access to complete an Online Orientation Course covering topics such as: academic expectations, community expectations, graduation and general education requirements, class registration, and campus resources. This course should be completed prior to transfer student orientation in early August.
All incoming transfer students are expected to attend transfer student orientation which will be held in early August (this year Friday August 3, 2018). Students who do not attend transfer student orientation must attend Turning Titan: New Student Orientation (Tuesday, August 21 - Sunday, August 26, 2018); to register for Fall classes, students can also move into their residence hall at this point. Students who attend transfer orientation are invited to move onto campus with our returning students August 25-26, 2018.
Students can choose to have their individualized campus visit in the morning or in the afteroon.
Sample Morning Schedule (9am-12pm)
- 9:00-9:30 Welcome
- 9:30-10:15 Student Affairs Overview
- 10:15-11:15 Advising & Registration
- 11:15-12:00 Academic Expectations Panel
Sample Afternoon Schedule (1-4pm)
- 1:00-1:45 Second Language Placement Test
- 2:00-2:30 Advising Appointment
- 2:30-3:00 Advising Appointment
- 3:00-3:30 Advising Appointment
- 3:00-4:00 Advising Appointment
Transfer students will either meet individually with the chair of their declared major or the Director of Academic Advising during their campus visit. During this meeting, students will:
- be provided with an overview of the general education and graduation requirements,
- review their degree evaluation which will indicate how their transfer courses were evaluated into IWU requirements, and
- either register for their first-semester courses or be provided with their PIN to register on their own.
If a student does not meet with the chair of their declared major department, the student will be provided with their department chair/advisor’s contact information. Advisors will receive their students’ contact information, class schedules, degree evaluations, and advising appointment notes. If the advisee/advisor do not meet over the summer, they are strongly encouranged to arrange an introductory meeting during the first two weeks of school.
Travel (over 500 miles)
For students unable to travel to IWU during the summer (who live 500 or more miles away from campus), advising will take place via phone or email. Students will be given instructions for placement testing and receiving an ID upon arrival to campus.