There is a lot of new information to take in when you transfer from one institution from another. Expect some differences from the campus environment you came from and know that there are a lot of resources available to help you succeed whether you are transferring to or from KCTCS. Here are some tips for how to make that transition smoother:
Be Aware of Critical Deadlines
The following deadlines are critical to make your plans to transfer smooth:
- Admission application deadlines
- Financial Aid application deadline
- Scholarship application deadlines
- Housing application deadline
- Tuition and Fee payment deadlines
- KCTCS graduation forms and processes deadlines
Arrange a visit to campus
Don't wait until your first day of classes to figure out where everything is. Check to see if there are opportunities to get to know the campus, meet academic advisors, and connect with other transfer students. You can contact the Admissions Office or Transfer Contact at the college or university in which you're interested for more information.
Ask for advice from the beginning
Academic advisors, faculty and other staff are great resources for transfer students. They can help you understand what credits you need, help you select courses, balance your course load, continue to plan your career goals, and refer you to other services on campus.
Getting involved in student organizations is a great way for you to get to know other students. Its a good idea to get involved in at least one extracurricular activity. Most degree programs have a student association, which would allow you to get to know other students in your program.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
There are lots of resources available to assist if you need help reaching your academic, personal, and professional goals or transitions to your new environment. Not sure where to begin? Start with an advisor, professor, or student services staff member. They can help you find the information and support you need to stay on the path toward success.