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.