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Transfer Transitions

Transfer Transitions is American University's orientation program for students who are transferring to AU in the fall semester, and is designed to welcome you and your guests to campus. If you are beginning at AU in the spring semester please visit the January Orientation website for more details about your unique orientation program.

During the one-day program you will meet with academic units and learn basic information about AU's distinctive services and resources, all while getting to know peers who are transferring with you. Your orientation group will be led by current AU students who will help you make connections and get a better understanding of life at AU. In addition to learning more about academics, you will learn your way around campus, take your AU ID Card picture, and much much more. By the time you leave Transfer Transitions you will be well on your way to success! 

Parents and families are welcome to register to attend, and have a similar schedule. We can't wait to see you at one of our Transfer Transitions programs!

2020 Transfer Transitions Session dates

  • July 9, 2020
  • August 19, 2020 

Transfer Transitions Registration 

Registration will open in May. Once you have paid your deposit, an email will be sent to your AU email address inviting you to register. Please note that there is a fee associated with this program, and includes two meals, program materials, and activities.

Transfer Transitions Program Fees

Transfer Transitions fees will be set prior to registration opening.

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 2020 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 give you a final copy of your class schedule.

Summer Transfer Transitions

Schedule at a Glance 

The full schedule will be available when you check in for the summer Transfer Transitions session, but this schedule at a glance provides insight into what students can expect during the program.

8:00 a.m. Check-In begins.  Breakfast will be served during check-in.

9:00 a.m. Welcome to American University! Formal programming begins at 9:00 a.m. 

9:15 a.m. –6:00 p.m.: This time frame includes lunch and a snack. Students will interact with various campus resources, make connections with their orientation group (led by a current AU student), and explore their new campus community. Students will learn more about:

  • Living on and off campus

  • Diversity Awareness & Inclusion 

  • Career Services 

  • Student Account Payment Options

  • Financial Aid and Career Services 

  • Campus Safety & Security 

Students will also hear more about their college and meet with an academic advisor to review their schedule. The Transfer Transitions program will end in time for you to explore the greater American University and Washington D.C. community and have dinner on your own.

Summer transfer Transitions

Schedule at a Glance

The full schedule will be available when you check in for the summer Transfer Transitions session, but this schedule at a glance provides insight into what guests can expect during the program.

8:00 a.m. Check-In begins.  Breakfast will be served during check-in.

9:00 a.m. Welcome to American University! Formal programming begins at 9:00 a.m. 

9:15 a.m. –6:00 p.m. This time frame includes lunch and a snack. Guests will interact with various campus resources and discover ways to partner with the university. You will also learn more about:

  • Living on and off campus

  • Dean of Students Office 

  • Your student's college

  • Student Account Payment Options

  • Financial Aid and Career Services 

  • Campus Safety & Security 

The Transfer Transitions program will end in time for you to explore the greater American University and Wahsington DC community, while finding dinner on your own. 

August Transfer Transitions

Schedule at a Glance

The full schedule will be available when you check in for the August Transfer Transitions session, but this schedule at a glance provides insight into what students can expect during the program.

7:00 a.m. Check-In begins. Light breakfast will be served during check-in.

8:30 a.m. Welcome to American University! Formal programming begins at 8:30 a.m. 

9:00 a.m. –6:30 p.m.: This time frame includes lunch and a snack. Students will interact with various campus resources, make connections with their orientation group (led by a current AU student), and explore their new campus community. Students will learn more about:

  • Living on and off campus

  • Diversity Awareness & Inclusion 

  • Career Services 

  • Student Account Payment Options

  • Financial Aid and Career Services 

  • Campus Safety & Security 

Students will also hear more about their college and meet with an academic advisor to review their schedule. The Transfer Transitions program will end in time for you to participate in the All-American Welcome evening programs.

August Transfer Transitions

Schedule at a Glance

The full schedule will be available when you check in for the summer Transfer Transitions session, but this schedule at a glance provides insight into what guests can expect during the program.

7:00 a.m. Check-In begins. Light breakfast will be served during check-in.

8:30 a.m. Welcome to American University! Formal programming begins at 8:30 a.m. 

9:00 a.m. –5:30 p.m. This time frame includes lunch and a snack. Guests will interact with various campus resources and discover ways to partner with the university. You will also learn more about:

  • Living on and off campus

  • Dean of Students Office 

  • Your student's college

  • Student Account Payment Options

  • Financial Aid and Career Services 

  • Campus Safety & Security 

The Transfer Transitions program will end in time for you to explore the greater American University and Wahsington DC community, while finding dinner on your own. 

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