Transfer Orientation FAQs
As a new transfer student at Tech, we're sure you have plenty of questions regarding
orientation and your transition. We have compiled a list of common questions asked
by transfer students about orientation. If you don't find your answer here, please
⪢ Is transfer orientation required? I already registered for classes. (top of page)
Yes, all new transfer students admitted for the Summer or Fall term must either attend
one of the on-campus Transfer Orientation sessions or complete online Transfer Orientation. If choosing an on-campus session, it is important
for students to select a session which they are able to attend the entire orientation
⪢ Can I bring a guest with me to Transfer Orientation? (top of page)
Yes, we encourage students' parents/guardians to come with them to on-campus Transfer
Orientation. Currently there is a $15 per guest attendance fee. Due to limited seating,
students may only register a maximum of 2 guests.
⪢ I am a new transfer student starting Tech in the Spring semester... (top of page)
If you are an incoming transfer student starting Tech in the Spring semester then
you may sign up for Spring Orientation once your admission to the University is complete.
⪢ How do I get advised and registered for classes? (top of page)
Advisement/registration sessions for Fall admitted transfer students are available by appointment ONLY. Transfer students should contact their academic department for a personalized advisement and transcript review appointment.
Advisement for the Summer and Fall terms begins the first of April and continues through August 23, 2019. Students must be admitted before making an advising appointment.
Visit the Transfer Advisement & Registration page for departmental contact information.
⪢ How much does it cost to attend an on-campus Transfer Orientation? (top of page)
Currently, Transfer Orientation is free for admitted transfer students. There is a $15 per guest attendance fee (up to 2 guests per student).
The following payment methods are accepted for guest attendance: Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, and Discover credit cards and debit cards with a Visa or MasterCard
⪢ When do I move into my residence hall if I'm living on campus? (top of page)
All transfer students will be able to move in to their assigned residence hall or on-campus apartment on Great Move-In Day (Thursday, August 22).
If you have questions about Residential Life, please email email@example.com and include your Tech ID Number, Full Legal Name, and Contact Information. For more
information, visit the Residential Life website or call (931) 372-3414.
⪢ How do I reschedule my on-campus orientation? (top of page)
If you need to reschedule your orientation session, you may do so by logging into
the reservation system and select the next available session. Due to limited occupancy,
we encourage students to make plans accordingly and attend their scheduled session. You may also contact the Office of New Student & Family
Programs at (931) 372-3245 to make reservation changes over the phone.
⪢ I'm admitted for summer/fall, but don't want to start until Spring... (top of page)
Students who no longer plan on attending Tech for the Fall should contact the Office
of Admissions to change their admitted semester or update their decision to attend.
To do so, please complete the Update Application Form (click here). For other questions, you may contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your Tech ID Number and Full Legal Name.
⪢ I no longer plan on attending Tech. What do I need to do? (top of page)
Students who no longer plan on attending Tech should complete the Update Application Form (click here). If you are unable to access this form please call the Office of Admissions 1-800-255-8881 or the Office of New Student & Family Programs (931)
372-3245 and we will be able to assist you with your decision.
⪢ Will I need to pay my tuition after completing orientation (top of page)
For students who have registered for courses prior to Wednesday, August 14, it is recommended they confirm their schedule and pay their tuition/fees by 11:59pm (central) on Wednesday, August 14 for the Fall 2019 semester. For more information regarding how to confirm enrollment and pay tuition & fees visit the Bursar's Office website.
The fee payment/enrollment confirmation deadline is Saturday, August 24. Students who do not pay & confirm by this deadline will have their schedules purged and will be required to re-register for the upcoming semester during open registration.