Transfer Orientation

Welcome New Bradley Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Bradley University! To assist you in this transition, we are pleased to provide you with a short but comprehensive Transfer Orientation Program.

Upcoming Transfer Orientation

Attendance at Orientation is only available to transfer students who have made their enrollment deposit.  Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 309-677-1000 for instructions on how to make your deposit. 

The following Transfer Orientation events are scheduled for transfer students beginning in the upcoming Spring 2015 semester. Click the date of the Orientation for which you would like to register.

  • Thursday, November 6 from 9:30am-1:30pm; this event offers new transfer students the first opportunity to register for Spring 2015 classes on the first day of priority registration.
  • Tuesday, January 20 from 10am-1:30pm (Registration will become available in mid October)
To ensure you are prepared to attend the Transfer Orientation event, please access our checklist online here: http://www.bradley.edu/offices/student/transfer/checklist/

The following Transfer Orientation events are scheduled for transfer students beginning in the upcoming Fall 2015 semester. Registration will become available for these dates as they approach.

  • Tuesday, April  9; this event offers new transfer students the first opportunity to register for Spring 2015 classes on the first day of priority registration.
  • Thursday, June 18
  • Wednesday, July 15
  • Sunday, August 23
We strongly recommend that you register for the earliest possible orientation date.

Health Form

Illinois law requires all college students have a University Health Form on file with the University Health Center prior to the first day of classes. Please click here to access the Health Form.

Electronic Identity Authentication

All students are required to set their BUnetID and Passwords and either opt in or out for Bradley University's reverse 911 text messaging system, Forewarn before registering for classes. If you not yet completed these steps, please refer to the Computing Services letter you received in your Undergraduate Admissions packet. Here, you will find your BUnetID and an Activation Code. Once you have this, log onto http://newaccounts.bradley.edu to activate your password and set up your account.  To opt in or opt out of BU Forewarn, please go to the following website https://mybu.bradley.edu place your cursor over the "My Info" tab, select Emergency Text Messaging and simply follow the instructions. If you have questions or concerns about either of these please contact computing services at (309)677-2950

Academic Advisement and Course Registration process

  • To register for classes, you will need to speak with your academic advisor from your major department. Please contact your admissions counselor and/or refer to the Departmental Advising Phone List provided with the Admissions Packet you were sent.
  • Until this takes place an encumbrance/academic hold will be placed on your account that will prevent you from registering for classes. Please ask your advisor to ensure your hold(s) are released so that you can register for classes at orientation.
  • If you are advised to take a class that has prerequisite requirements, make sure your advisor understands the class(es) you have taken at your previous institution. A prerequisite override will need to be permitted by your advisor so that you can register for these classes.

The online Schedule of Classes is a great resource all Bradley students use when selecting classes. On this site, once you click onto the semester of your choice, you will find each department is listed alphabetically.  You can also look up General Education classes by time and location by using the Search Class Database, and to generate multiple schedule possibilities you may also click onto the Schedule Builder at the bottom of the page.

When you are ready to register for your classes in Webster:

  1. Log onto the registration system, Webster, at webster.bradley.edu
  2. Enter your BUnetID and Password
  3. At the top of the page please click onto "Register Add & Drop"
  4. Next, click on the semester you wish to register for.
  5. Begin adding classes one by one by typing in each of your classes (examples are below)
    • COM 103 14
    • ENG 129 01
    • If the class is available it/they will appear in blue and be added onto your schedule.
    • If the class is full please Wait List the class and it will appear in pink on your schedule. The Wait Lists within each department take approximately 1-2 weeks to clear so please be patient and continue to check your schedule and see if the class was added.

Another helpful tool available in Webster is your Degree Audit Report (DARS). Within DARS you can access all University, General Education, Major and Minor requirements. You may also view other Major and Minor requirements and which courses in your present Major/Minor transfer into a new Major/Minor.  You should always bring a printed copy of your Degree Audit Report when meeting with your academic advisor.

If you have questions or concerns please contact our office at (309) 677-2420 or email ghaines@fsmail.bradley.edu. On behalf of the Orientation office, we look forward to meeting and helping you learn about Bradley University!

We will See You At A Future Orientation Session!