Wwelcome to Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Orientation

For New Students With 30+ College Credits

Your online orientation session can be completed anytime, any where - no date required!

Transfer orientation is designed to brief our new students about campus, faculty, facilities, academic programs, student life, health and wellness, along with athletics and the many more services our campus offers.

Whether you’re moving from a community college to our university, or switching majors, having a transfer advisor by your side is a invaluable asset.  Let's get started!

Cost to Register:
  • New Student - $30.00

This fee supports the orientation technology platform, trained professional staff to assist as needed.

This fee is non-refundable.

Register for Orientation:
  • Step 1 -Log into your New Student Admissions Portal.  

  • Step 2 - Click on your current Application to view your status page.

  • Step 3 - Register for your Online Orientation session.

  • Step 4 - Submit Orientation fee to confirm your online session.

Complete Your Orientation:

You will receive a link to access the Online Orientation session content; open link and review information about your semester start, along with instructions and due dates.  A confirmation email will be sent to your VSU email address within 3 business days providing academic advising information. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the assigned academic advising center and arrange an advising appointment. The advising center information is located within the confirmation email.  Once you have a class schedule and registered courses, you have completed the orientation requirements for transfer students.  

Prepare for Advising:
  • Click here to complete a pre-enrollment and majors survey to help your advisor plan for your registration. This should be completed by the student. You will need your MyVSU log-in and password to complete survey - instructions reminder here.

Next Steps Checklist:
  • Get your VSU Student ID (VSU 1Card). 1Card submission is available upon completion of course registration. Your VSU 1Card is everything! It allows access to campus events, meal plan information, and is the "key" to your residence hall, and more. Review the Photo Submission Guidelines and upload your VSU 1Card photo in the Student ID Portal.  Any student taking only online courses and will not be on the VSU campus does not have to obtain an ID Card.

  • Complete your Student Registration and Financial Responsibility Agreement - Click to review and confirm your acknowledgement of the student registration and financial responsibility associated with going to college.

  • Review & Accept Your Financial Aid Awards - Once your FAFSA (and any other required verification materials) has been submitted, the Financial Aid Office will begin processing your aid request. Financial aid eligibility will be shared in your Student Portal. You must review all financial aid offers and complete the acceptance form. For step-by-step instructions on how understand and accept your awards, visit Financial Aid

  • VSU Bookstore Purchase Options. After reviewing book purchasing options, contact the bookstore for assistance locating the textbooks and materials required for your courses. The bookstore team will have access to your course schedule. The VSU Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Student Union and online.
  • Paying for Spring, Summer and/or Fall Tuition and Fees. Student account balances must be paid in full or covered by sufficient authorized financial aid no later than the fee payment deadline each semester to avoid class cancellation.   View step-by-step instructions on fees and how to pay tuition and fees, visit the Tuition & Fee Schedules page. 

  • Continue to monitor your email and texts for relevant campus and student information.  Emails sent to your VSU email account will only be VSU or University business. VSU email will not include ads or SPAM content.