Doug Peacock – Wayne State University. University Advising Center 10/3/2022
You just finished a successful first year of college at your institution. If your plan is to transfer for the following year. Here is what you should be doing and you should expect in the following year leading up to you starting at your next institution.
Apply now for admissions. Most schools, the application is open for next fall. Even though, you still have two or three semesters of work before the fall, you can start by getting admitted. Of course you will need to do the Transfer Application not the First Time student or Graduate application. If you applied out of high school, that will no longer apply.
Send transcripts now and get admitted now. The nice thing about getting admitted now is that schools like Wayne State use an appointment system for scheduling with advisors. Wayne State uses a software called STARS and you will have access to it as soon as you are admitted. You can meet with your new advisor and make sure you are on track for a successful transfer. MTA is not required during the admissions process. Do not wait for MTA to send your transcripts.
See if you are on a plan that is best to transfer two years worth of credits or three. Some programs like business have articulation agreements that will accept three years worth of credits. AIf you are doing one of these programs, there is nothing you need to do now. You will apply next fall. You can find this out by talking to your major department at your four year school.
Be patient. Just because you are admitted, does not mean we are ready to advise you for your Wayne State courses. After admissions, you will receive an official credit evaluation. At that point, your new advisor can see how your credits are being applied. We also use a software called Degreeworks. This is where you can see how everything transferred and what else you have to take at Wayne State! Not everything will be complete because you are still taking courses at your school. If you are in contact with your advisor, they can see your official transcripts right away. Some advisors can work off that.
- Activate your email! If you are admitted, start checking your WSU email and communicate with WSU through this email.
- Look up a potential schedule by going to: registration.wayne.edu – You can use the Browse courses function if you are not admitted yet.
- Schedule Orientation
- Career Services. Reach out to career services and look up potential internships and professional activities.
- Inquire about student groups on campus. Doso.wayne.edu
- Take a tour of campus
- Know key dates (secondary admissions, scholarships, orientation, etc)
- Financial Aid – October 1 of this year is when your FAFSA will open for the following year. No packaging will happen until you are admitted.
- Finally, keep doing well at your two year school. You will be leaving soon. But, not yet. Get started right at your next school by finishing strong at your current place.