Advising Community on Transfer Students

With the increase in the transfer student population nationally, two and four-year institutions must develop strategies for effectively addressing the needs of these students. The members of the Advising Community on Transfer Students are from all types of institutions.  Our diverse membership includes advisors, admissions professionals, faculty advisors, and advising administrators.

Members of ACTS defined six action areas and encourage research, collaboration, sharing of '‘best practices,' presentations and advocacy for each of the action areas:

  • Transfer Credit Issues
  • Transfer Student Orientation/Transition Programs
  • Technological Resources
  • Transfer Student Groups with Special Needs
  • Assessment of Transfer Student Issues
  • Discipline-based Transfer Student Advising

Community members are also encouraged to engage in dialogue at regional meetings to gain awareness and understanding of transfer-related issues specific to their regions.



Upcoming Transfer Talk on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 3:00pm CST/4:00pm EST
This Transfer Talk will feature abbreviated presentations from our two Advising Community Sponsored sessions along with some times for discussion and Q&A. We hope you will be able to join us. The link is

Transfer Talk: National Transfer Student Week Programming
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Transfer Talk: Transfer Student Seminars
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Spotlighting Current Practice and Research
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Spotlighting Orientations for Transfer Students
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Online Meetings 2018

Transitions & Transformations: Trends and Research on Transfer Student Success
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Hot Transfer Topics:

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Two & Four Year Partnerships: 

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This is not a webinar, but an informal discussion based on the article, "Transfer Receptive Culture" hosted on the ZOOM platform.  

Annual Conference 2019

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Current Chair

Tony Lazarowicz
University of Nebraska - Lincoln


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