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 are from all types of institutions.  Our diverse membership includes advisors, admissions professionals, faculty advisors, and advising administrators.

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 are also encouraged to engage in dialogue at regional meetings to gain awareness and understanding of transfer-related issues specific to their regions.

2019 Annual Conference Sessions

Transitioning to Greatness: Creating a Knockout Transition Seminar
Date: October 21st, 2019
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Room: L013

Communication is Key: Promoting Dialogues Between Sending and Receiving Institutions Through a Transfer Advising Symposium
Date: October 22nd, 2019
Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room: Marriott Rose

Transfer Talks 2019

Transfer Talk : Transfer Student Seminars

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Spotlighting Current Practice and Research

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Spotlighting Orientations for Transfer Students

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Online Meetings 2018

Transitions & Transformations: Trends and Research on Transfer Student Success
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Hot Transfer Topics:

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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

Tony Lazarowicz
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2019 Annual Conference

Advising Community Meeting: Advising Community on Transfer Students

Date: October 21st, 2019

Time: 9:15am - 10:15am

Room: L017/L018


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