A mentoring program for entering LSA transfer students
New LSA Transfer Students!
If you are entering the University of Michigan School of LSA as a new transfer student in fall semester 2009, you can apply now to receive a Transfer Connections Mentor. Acceptance into the program is not automatic and is based on expressed interest in the program and availability of mentors.
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We support Transfer students
The Office of New Student Programs 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.
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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.
THROUGH THE MAIZE: A 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 postcard by mail and are encouraged to complete an application.
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 who will enter in the fall (2009) and winter (2010), and matches them with current students.
Transfer Connections student staff is comprised of four Transfer Mentors, who are currently enrolled students that work as student staff members in the Office of New Student Programs. They are supervised by the ONSP Transition Specialist.
Each Transfer Mentor is matched with a group of new transfer students.
Transfer 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 64143 or at UMTransfer@umich.edu