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Transfer Transitions

American University's transfer orientation program is tailored for students who are transferring to AU in the fall semester. Our virtual orientation is designed to:

  • connect you with an Orientation Leader 

  • meet other new transfer students  

  • learn basic information about AU's distinctive services and resources 

  • meet with academic units

Transfer Student Orientation Timeline

Transfer dates

July: Complete the pre-orientation modules by July 5th to help get you acclimated to life at AU!  This orientation should take you 45 minutes and is a resource you can revisit for more information.           

July: Join Orientation’s New Eagle Connect site to learn all about the orientation program, life at AU and to meet other students.  You will receive a custom link, sent to your AU email, to join the site.  Join the site by July 5th!  

July 6-9: Connect with your Orientation Leader one on one!  Your Orientation Leader will reach out to schedule a time to chat and to get to know you.   

July 12-16: Attend your first Orientation Small Group Meeting.  Orientation small groups meetings will take place throughout the month of July at various dates and time.  Your Orientation Leader will contact you with information about your group’s meeting.     

July: Attend the summer orientation sessions and webinars.  Throughout July and the first week of August be sure to attend the orientation sessions to learn about AU, prepare for the start of your semester and meet other transfer students.  (The full schedule will be made available in May on our website and New Eagle Connect-more information to come.  Please note that the transfer specific programming will be in July but be sure to check the full calendar to see other events for all students in June you may be interested to attend)    

August: Attend All-American Welcome!  More information on All-American Welcome program and events will be coming soon. 

Our transfer program will begin in July with more information posted this spring. We will also host virtual sessions for parents and families throughout the summer.  

If you are beginning at AU in the spring semester please visit the Winter Orientation website for more details about your unique orientation program. 

A Reminder about Class Registration 

By late summer, your AU school or college will mail or email you information about registering for classes and completing other important tasks. If you do not receive information, please contact the advising office of the school or college that houses your intended major. Return registration materials as directed to facilitate course registration. 

Given the number and complexity of requirements in many majors, it is important to create an academic plan with your advisor. They will help you develop your interests and goals, review the transfer credits you have been awarded, and register you for your first semester classes. 

Note that you won't register for classes during orientation. Your advisor will review your proposed course selection for your fall classes, and-if appropriate-clear you to register. You'll then sign up for your courses using the online AU Registration System. During the Academic Advising session at orientation, an advisor will confirm your course registration and final class schedule. 

Summer Orientation Sessions

View and register for our 2021 summer orientation virtual sessions! 

Virtual Sessions