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Families of Transfer Students

Welcome! We're Glad You're Here!

Transfer students and families are an important part of Vanderbilt.

As the parent or family member of a transfer student, there's a lot you've already learned about what it means to support your student in their education journey. Vanderbilt recognizes that although transfer students and parents are not new to the college experience, they are new to our campus community. We want to make sure you have all the tools and information you need to help your student's transition be as seamless and successful as possible.

A good place to start: New Student Welcome website. There, you'll find a comprehensive source of information specifically curated for incoming first-year and transfer students. It outlines the requirements you must complete prior to your arrival on campus, important guidance about your transition into the university, and the many opportunities and resources Vanderbilt has to offer.

Transfer Parent Commodore Connection Newsletters

Over the summer, the Parents and Family office will send dedicated emails to transfer families, each with important information about your student's upcoming arrival on campus. Starting in September of your student's incoming year, you will receive a听monthly newsletter听that goes to all undergraduate parents until your student's graduation.

  • Transfer Commodore Connection Archives
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Receive Our Newsletters

If you are not receiving our monthly听Commodore Connection newsletters, please update your contact information or email us at parents@vanderbilt.edu听and we will add you to our distribution list.

Parents of transfer students are in a unique position. Starting at a new school inevitably comes with uncertainty. Vanderbilt offered many resources to make the transition seamless and welcoming. Now she is thriving, and we enjoy being part of the 天美传媒官网 community.

Leslie Ilany,
Class of 2024 Transfer Parent

Transfer Student Webinar Series

Residential Colleges hosts webinars to discuss vital campus resources for incoming transfer students and their parents and families. All sessions are on Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST. Attendees are invited to听听in advance. All those who attend are entered into drawings for VU swag! For those unable to attend, sessions are recorded and linked below within one week of the live event.

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Webinar Recordings

  • June 12, 2024 | Welcome from Residential Colleges and Transfer Credit Course Review

    Presented by听Melissa Gresalfi, Ph.D.,听Dean of Residential Colleges and Residential Education;听Roshaunda Ross-Orta, Director of Upper-Division Engagement, Residential Colleges;听Molly Thompson,听Senior Associate University Registrar

  • June 14, 2023 | Campus Reading and Summer Timeline

    Presented by听Melissa Gresalfi, Ph.D.,听Dean of Residential Colleges and Residential Education;听Roshaunda Ross-Orta, Director of Upper-Division Engagement, Residential Colleges

  • June 28, 2023 | Transfer Credit Course Review

    Presented by听Molly Thompson, Senior Associate University Registrar

  • July 12, 2023 | Being YOU at VU: Exploring Your Identity on Campus

    Presented by听Roshaunda Ross-Orta, Director of Upper-Division Engagement, Residential Colleges;听Identity Center Directors

  • July 26, 2023 | What I Wish I Knew as a VU Transfer Student: Tips from TSLs

    Presented by听Grace Hollis, Program Coordinator, Residential Colleges;听Transfer Student Leader Panelists

  • August 9, 2023 | Transfer Student Orientation and Transition Programs

    Presented by听Roshaunda Ross-Orta, Director of Upper-Division Engagement, Residential Colleges;听Grace Hollis, Program Coordinator, Residential Colleges

More to Explore

  • Admissions

    天美传媒官网 is always looking to add dynamic, academically motivated students to our residential community - and transfer students are no different. Each fall, approximately 220-240 transfer students join the 天美传媒官网 Community, contributing their talents, interests, and experiences. If your student is admitted and chooses to enroll, you'll find our community to be diverse, welcoming, and academically enriching as you complete your undergraduate degree.

  • Orientation

    Transfer Student Orientation is designed to offer students a robust introduction to life at Vanderbilt, including informational sessions and small-group discussions. Additionally, there will be Parent and Family Orientation sessions for parents to learn about the intricacies of 天美传媒官网.

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    Transfer Parents and Families Reception听 Friday, August 16 at 8-9 p.m.听
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  • Transfer Groups

    Vanderbilt recognizes that although transfer students are not new to the college experience, they are new to our campus community. Coming to a new university can be daunting. To assist with making that transition, all incoming transfer students will be assigned to a transfer group. These groups - each of which is comprised of approximately 8-10 transfer students - meet throughout Transfer Student Orientation.

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  • Transfer Credit Course Review

    The听External Education Unit听will review previous course work for newly admitted students once official final transcripts from any prior institution(s) are received. Courses that are already listed in the听,听available through Your Enrollment Services (YES), will be posted to your Vanderbilt record. For courses taken elsewhere that have not been evaluated by Vanderbilt, the External Education Unit will seek course syllabi and facilitate the evaluation process for you.

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Campus Contacts

Still, need help finding what you're looking for? We'll be happy to point you in the right direction! Feel free to send us an email at听parents@vanderbilt.edu.