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 challenges can come as well.
Along with the information sent to you by your college, the information provided in this website will help you prepare for a 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. Communication is typically through email.
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
Transfer Advantage Course
One of the many resources available to students transferring in to UNL is Transfer Advantage, an eight-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 will run the first eight weeks in the fall and spring semester. It will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00-10:50 AM in Burnett Hall 107. You can find it and sign up on MyRED at CEHS 10-950 (Fall semester) or CEHS 10-951 (Spring semester).
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I get a list of which classes will transfer and what classes I have left to complete for my major?
Determining how credits transfer can vary from student to student. The first step to finding out how your credits will be counted at UNL and what requirements you have yet to fulfill is to make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to go over your degree audit. We encourage students to meet with their advisors early and often to ensure on-time graduation.
Students can also contact JoAnn Moseman, Academic Transfer Coordinator at 402-472-9455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- How can I get connected to other students?
The Transfer Peer Mentor Program matches new transfer students with a student that transferred to UNL, but has attended at least one semester. Transfer Peer Mentors communicate with new transfers via email and plan monthly small group events. Your mentor can help you adjust to life at UNL, get connected to other transfer students, and help you to identify other resources that may be of use to you. To be matched with a Transfer Peer Mentor, complete the brief form at http://success.unl.edu/transfer/transfer-peer-mentors/match
You can also get connected to other students who have similar academic or personal interests to you by joining a Recognized Student Organization! Go to http://involved.unl.edu/student-organizations to start your search for a Recognized Student Organization that interests you!
- Where can I go for academic support help (tutoring, mentoring etc.)?
The Study Stop program offers free tutoring for UNL students Sunday through Thursday nights from 7-10pm. To see the schedule containing all the locations and subjects, go to http://success.unl.edu/current/study-stop-schedule. If you feel that you need more in-depth tutoring, contact the department to find out if there is anyone available (one-on-one tutoring usually comes at a fee not covered by the university).
You might also be able to find help at one of the many subject-specific resource centers around campus:
- Chemistry- 227 Hamilton Hall
- Math- 13B Avery Hall
- Physics- 253 Jorgensen Hall
- Writing- 203 N Love Library
The First-Year Experience & Transition Programs office (located in Love South 127) offers free Academic Success Coaching for all UNL students to help establish effective studying and time management strategies.
- Where can I search for scholarships and find out about financial aid?
You can go to http://financialaid.unl.edu/scholarships.shtml to get more information on scholarships and financial aid. It is our recommendation that you check here as early as possible to avoid missing the deadlines for scholarships.
- What about parking/bus access for commuter students?
Information about all things transportation can be found at http://parking.unl.edu. You can also stop by in person in their office located at 625 Stadium Drive or call 402-472-1800 with questions.
- Is there a transfer website or student group?
There is a transfer website located at http://success.unl.edu/transfer. As for a student group, not yet, but if you are interested in starting one, get in contact with Cheryl Pflueger at email@example.com and we would be more than happy to help you start one!
There is also a Facebook Page you can like to stay up to date on all the programs and services being offered to transfer students at: https://www.facebook.com/unl.transfer
The Twitter account can be found at: https://twitter.com/UNLTransfer