Advising Community on Transfer Students

With the increase in the transfer student population nationally, two and four-year institutions must develop strategies for effectively addressing the needs of these students. The members of the Advising Community on Transfer Students (ACTS) are from all aspects of advising - from admissions professionals to faculty advisors to advising administrators. ACTS is one of the newest community (established in 1998), and there are many opportunities to get involved and shape the direction of the community for the future.

Members of ACTS defined six action areas and encourage research, collaboration, sharing of '‘best practices,' presentations and advocacy for each of the action areas:

  • Transfer Credit Issues
  • Transfer Student Orientation/Transition Programs
  • Technological Resources
  • Transfer Student Groups with Special Needs
  • Assessment of Transfer Student Issues
  • Discipline-based Transfer Student Advising

Community members conduct roundtable discussions at regional meetings to spark discussions of issues specific to their regions.

Online Meeting April 2018

Online Meeting February 2018

Two & Four Year Partnerships 

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This is not a webinar, but an informal discussion based on the article, "Transfer Receptive Culture" hosted on the ZOOM platform.  

Annual Conference 2017

Advising Transfer Students Community Group Photo at Annual Conference

Current Chair

Amber Kargol
Iowa State University

News & Updates

Check Out

The Advising Community on Transfer Students sponsored Monograph Advising Transfer Students: Strategies for Today's Realities, 2nd ed.

Swirling to a Degree: The Ups and Downs of College Transfer featuring the Advising Community on Transfer Students