Beginning in May, 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.
After completion of the Online Orientation Course, the student will be contacted to schedule an individualized campus visit throughout the summer based on the student's availability. Please click on the schedule tab for further information about the individualized campus visit.
All incoming transfer students are invited to participate in Turning Titan: New Student Orientation (Tuesday, August 22 - Sunday, August 27, 2017); however, it is not mandatory. Incoming transfer students who do not attend Turning Titan: New Student Orientation are invited to move onto campus with our returning students August 26-27, 2017.
All incoming transfer students will be invited to a dinner on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 with University administrators, faculty advisors, and staff members.
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 Second Language Placement Test
- 10:15-11:00 Advising & Registration
- 11:00-11:45 Campus Tour, ID Pick-up, Essential Departments
- 11:45-12:00 Departure from Campus
Sample Afternoon Schedule (1-4pm)
- 1:00-1:30 Welcome
- 1:30-2:15 Second Language Placement Test
- 2:15-3:00 Advising & Registration
- 3:00-3:45 Campus Tour, ID Pick-up, Essential Departments
- 3:45-4:00 Departure from Campus
Incoming transfer students will have an Orientation Leader/Campus Host escort them around campus throughout their visit.
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.
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.