Transfer Student Orientation Process

A Transfer Aide will be in contact with you within one month of your class registration date and time (in March if you are beginning in fall; October if you are beginning in spring) or shortly after you accept your admission offer, whichever comes later. This is a current transfer student who has successfully navigated the transition to the Hilltop and has volunteered to help you do the same.

As a new transfer student, you are eligible for priority registration, meaning that you can register as soon as registration opens—before most current students are able to register. This ensures you have access to your first semester classes. We are excited to offer Transfer Registration Day programs. These are short (about 2 hours) programs that will provide you with registration assistance and information. Transfer Aides and staff advisors will be at these events to help troubleshoot any registration issues and to help you register for the best possible schedule for your upcoming semester.

Transfer Registration Days for students beginning in Fall 2019 will be offered on Thursday, April 11, 2019 and Friday, April 12, 2019.

Begin Bradley, our online orientation program, uses Bradley University's course management system, Sakai, to introduce you to a wealth of vital information that you need to know in order to enjoy a successful start on the Hilltop. You should access Online Orientation shortly after your enrollment deposit is received.

The College Insiders Day program takes place on Thursday, June 20th. This event will introduce you to faculty and support staff from your college (Bradley University has five undergraduate colleges: Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, Foster College of Business, College of Education and Health Sciences, Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences). Because being a student whose major is in the College of Education and Health Sciences is quite different from being a student in the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, we find it to be incredibly valuable for you to take advantage of this opportunity to network with the individuals who provide services and resources within each specific college. You will also enjoy the opportunity to meet other new transfer students entering your same college.

The official Transfer Student Orientation is a Welcome Week activity created exclusively for you on Monday, August 26th. This event will equip you with everything you need to know in order to successfully navigate campus services and resources. You will begin developing a career plan with your career advisor, hear tips from current transfer students, learn about the tools and resources you are expected to know, and identify helpful contacts who can answer any questions you encounter as a Bradley student.

The B•Ready Newsletter will be sent from campus every two weeks to your Bradley email address. This is sent to you on Wednesdays bi-weekly May through July, and weekly through August. Important deadlines, information and updates will be included in each issue. You don't want to miss this important information!

College Insiders Day and B•Ready Newsletter are currently only open for students who begin in the fall semester.