A mentoring program for entering LSA transfer students
WINTER 2014 transfer selection is now OPEN!
Applications for incoming WINTER transfers entering UM in January 2014 are now available. NEW EXTENDED Application deadline December 18, 2013 at 5pm.
We support Transfer students
Transfer Connections, a mentoring program for incoming summer, fall and winter LSA transfer students to the University of MIchigan ackowledges the unique and differing needs that exist between first-year undergraduate students and transfer students, despite their shared experience as new students at the University of Michigan. We plan targeted activities and events to help transfer students feel at home at the University of Michigan.
We recruit Transfer Mentees via email--all incoming fall AND winter transfers receive a direct email announcent inviting them to apply to Transfer Connections. This program is separate from Transfer Orientation--attending/registering for Orientation does not allow for automatic participation in Transfer Connections; interested students must apply and be selected for Transfer Connections using the link they receive in our email announcement, and posted to this website in November.
Transfer Connections mentor Elsie greets a mentee at Kickoff.
About Transfer Connections:
Transfer Connections provides an opportunity for new transfer students to connect with mentors and access a network of faculty and staff who are knowledgeable about navigating the University of Michigan. Transfer Connections seeks to ease the transition of transfer students into the University of Michigan.
OUR NEWSLETTER FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
This monthly newsletter contains general news and advice geared toward new transfer students about housing, transfer credits, campus employment, and other useful tips about navigating the Maize and Blue. During the fall-spring semesters, the newsletter is emailed to Transfer Connections participants only and pdf versions are available here. Read our newsletters!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do transfer students find out about Transfer Connections?
All LSA transfer students receive a recruitment email and are encouraged to complete an application. They also find out about TC at the Transfer Admissions fair in April, as well as Transfer Orientation.
Are transfer students automatically enrolled?
Transfer students are not automatically enrolled, but all are welcome to apply for selection according to their academic and extra-curricular interests and the availability of mentors.
Can current transfer students who already attend University of Michigan receive mentoring through Transfer Connections?
At this time, the program targets incoming transfer students only.
More mentees and mentors enjoy the Transfer Connections fall Kickoff.
Transfer Connections student staff is comprised of six Transfer Mentors, who are currently enrolled, former transfer students that work as student staff members in the Office of New Student Programs. They are supervised by the ONSP Mentorship Graduate Intern.
Each Transfer Connections Mentor is matched with a group of new transfer students.
Transfer Connections Mentors are responsible for organizing activities to assist in students' transition into UM, and communicate regularly with participants through newsletters and announcements. Mentors meet with students on a one-on-one or or group basis.
Our staff can be reached at 734 764 6413 or at firstname.lastname@example.org