transcend transfer students

As a transfer student, you already possess a range of experiences and unique perspectives framed by prior educational opportunities. Now, it is time to build on your existing foundation and TRANSCEND as you finish your undergraduate career as a member of the Bulldog Nation!

Pathway to Success

Welcome to UGA! There are so many exciting opportunities waiting for you both inside and outside of the classroom. This pathway is designed to help you navigate your first year at UGA. Integrate these suggestions as they best fit into your personal and academic goals.

Get Started

  • Attend Transfer Orientation.
  • Take placement exams with University Testing Services.
  • Participate in North of the Arch at College Square Plaza, located on College Avenue between East Clayton Street and East Broad Street. This event gives you the chance to explore the businesses of downtown Athens and win exciting prizes!
  • Attend the Transfer Student Welcome! This event will give you the opportunity to meet fellow transfer students, discover ways to get involved, and learn about campus resources.
  • Attend Welcome UGA Events!
  • Write down personal goals for your first year at UGA. Check out this worksheet from the UGA Mentor Program to help you craft your SMART goals for your first year at UGA.

Get to Know Campus

  • Download the UGA Mobile App to help you find your way around campus.
  • Take time to walk around campus before classes start to locate your classes and reduce the stress of having to find them on the first day.
  • Familiarize yourself with campus resources such as the Division of Academic Enhancement, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Well-Being Network.
  • Take advantage of the Ramsey Student Center to stay active.

  • Stay on Track

    • Consult with your advisor to review your transfer credits and make the best possible choices for the degree program you eventually want to complete.
    • If you need help deciding where to start or what to do next, attend Career Center Drop-In Hours or meet with a Career Center team member.
    • If you are considering a career in healthcare or law, visit the Pre-Professional Advising Office to make sure you get on the right track.
    • Visit the Division of Academic Enhancement for peer tutoring, academic coaching, student success workshops, and much more!

    Get Curious

    • UGA also offers minors and certificates. Talk to your advisor and explore the UGA Bulletin to learn more.
    • Look for ways to gain experience in the career path you want to pursue through internships, undergraduate research, part-time jobs, or volunteering.
    • Discover your career options through the Career Center's "What Can I Do with a Major In..." page and search for opportunities through Handshake.
    • Start exploring your Experiential Learning options. All undergraduate students are required to participate in at least 1 experiential learning opportunity. Luckily, there are many options available!
    • Attend the Study Away Fair explore your international study options.

    Learn About Tradition

  • Learn about UGA Traditions.
  • Begin your participation in as many of UGA’s traditions as possible such as Ringing the Chapel Bell, Snellibrating, and Homecoming.

  • Get Engaged

    Get Support

    Focus Forward

    • Grow your network through Quick Chats or Mentorship in the UGA Mentor Program.
    • Check out the Pathway that aligns with your year in college to discover additional steps for success at UGA.

    Adapted from Mercer University’s Orangeprint