As a new transfer student, you have an exciting transition ahead of you. The University of Nebraska—Lincoln offers many opportunities for new transfer students, but with any transition can come challenges as well.
Along with the information sent to you by your college, the information provided in this website will help you prepare for successful transition into UNL.
Transfer Peer Mentors
While our Transfer Peer Mentors come from a variety of institutions, they all have successfully transferred to UNL and are excited to support your transition.
Mentors also organize numerous small group activities designed to help new students get connected, make friends, and learn the ins and outs of being a Husker.
Transfer Peer Mentors can help you to:
- Meet new people
- Get you connected to campus activities, clubs and organizations
- Show you how to use the technologies you need to be successful (Blackboard, MyRed, etc.)
- Help you to navigate the UNL campus
- Learn strategies for being successful in your classes (ex. how to interact with your professors, organize study groups, etc.)
- Learn about and use academic and personal support resources at the university, such as the Writing Center, Chemistry Resource Center, and the Health Center
Students can reach out to a specific mentor or contact the Student Outreach Coordinator Samantha Greenberg at (402) 472-1832 or firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Facebook at UNL Transfer Student Program.
Transfer Advantage Course
One of the many resources available to students transferring in to UNL is Transfer Advantage, a six-week, zero-credit orientation seminar designed specifically to help new transfer students transition to campus! In the class, you will meet other transfer students, learn to navigate campus information systems, and connect with campus resources.
Transfer Advantage course will run January 13, 2015 to February 17, 2015 on Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm in Avery 106. You can find it and sign up on MyRED at CEHS 10-951 Course number 6697.
Contact Cheryl Pflueger with questions regarding the course.Sign Up in MyRed
The Transfer Connection is e-mailed to newly enrolled transfer students weekly during the fall and spring semesters and monthly during the summer. The Transfer Connection includes timely reminders, events on and around campus, and helpful suggestions. If you prefer to read online, like the Facebook page or Follow UNLTransfer on Twitter to be notified when a new issue is posted.Read the Transfer Connection
Transfer Credit Evaluation
If transfer credit is part of your story you are not alone. Many students earn credit from more than one institution. The Transfer Credit Evaluation website can help you:
- learn how the credit you have earned fits into your program of study.
- see the UNL equivalent for your transfer coursework.
- consult your adviser to make sure it has been applied to your degree.
- get the credit you deserve.
Transfer Learning Community
The Transfer Learning Community is a great way for students interested in living on campus to connect with other transfer and upperclass students.
The Transfer Learning Community lives in Knoll Residential Center, and students who are admitted to the Transfer Learning Community are guaranteed a spot in suite-style housing. Both single and double-bedroom suites are available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Interested students must apply to the Transfer Learning Community through their Housing Contract by May 1. Both new and returning Transfer students may live in the Transfer Learning Community.Learn More About the Transfer Learning Community
Tau Sigma -- Lambda Chapter
Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.
Chartered in 1999, Tau Sigma was created for transfer students who may have difficulty meeting residency requirements for other honor societies. It allows successful transfer students opportunities for leadership and service commensurate with their academic achievement.
Lambda Chapter was organized at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003 as one of the first dozen chapters and is the only chapter with a scholarship winner in each of the first 10 years of the competition.
Opportunities for Members
- Tau Sigma honor cords to wear with your cap & gown at commencement
- Annual Ice Cream Social early in the fall semester and other social events
- Service projects including the Big Event university-wide day of service in the spring
- Spring Induction Ceremony where new members receive membership certificates and officers are installed
- National Student Leadership Conference
- National Scholarship Competition
Lifetime membership is by invitation. To be eligible students must transfer a year of credit (27 semester hours), be full-time degree-seeking students, and earn a 3.5 GPA in the first semester at University of Nebraska—Lincoln.
If you believe you are eligible for membership or for further information contact Chapter Adviser JoAnn Moseman.