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Transfer Student Services offers support to new and returning transfer students at UT Dallas. We recognize that transfer students have different needs than freshmen, and we are here to help you successfully transition to your new home at the University.
Spring 2014 New and Transfer Undergraduate Orientation: Tuesday, January 7th
Check-in begins at 9:30am in SU 2.602, the Galaxy Rooms.
A light breakfast will be served and orientation will start at 10:00am.
Orientation will conclude at 2:00pm and optional activities will follow.
Click here to register for the orientation.
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The Cometline to Success is a guide for transfer students at UT Dallas. Integrate these suggestions as they best fit into your personal and academic goals.
- Register for classes each semester.
- Take advantage of tutoring services available in The Student Success Center.
- Students with a documented disability needing academic accommodations, contact Student AccessAbility.
- Refer to the Academic Calendar and your academic advisor for dates and time limits for dropping or adding classes.
- Meet with academic advisor concerning study skills, time management, and any other problems or issues.
- Meet with pre-professional advisors if pre-health or pre-law.
- Build rapport with professors every semester.
- Begin to identify faculty with interests similar to your own.
- Contact faculty about assisting in their research.
- Meet with advisor for summer and/or fall registration and for off-campus summer course approval.
- Schedule a McDermott Library Tour.
- Contact Teacher Development Center if planning to teach pre-K -12.
- Research grad school deadlines in your junior year.
Involvement and Leadership Development
- Invite family to attend Family Day.
- Join Road Warriors or the Residence Hall Association.
- Participate in varsity, club or intramural sports.
- Participate in at least one multicultural event.
- Consider applying for leadership positions such as Peer Advisor or Student Ambassador.
- Consider running for seats in Student Government.
- Become a member of a student organization(s).
- Attend at least one leadership development workshop, retreat, or program.
- Participate in an Experience Dallas event.
- Set up a Career Center UTD CometCareers account and upload a resume.
- Attend career-related seminars on resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and many others.
- Explore interests, abilities, and skills through seminars and academic courses.
- Take hardcopy career assessments or use online career planning software (ex. SIGI3, Choices Planner).
- Schedule an appointment with a Career Center Counselor to explore majors and career titles.
- Explore part-time and summer work opportunities.
- Talk to people in careers of particular interest; inquire about daily activity.
- Determine ability to pass a drug test and/or criminal background check.
- Ensure voice mail greeting and email address are professional.
- Review social networking sites and/or personal web pages for appropriate, professional content.
- Purchase professional business attire for future career events and/or interviews.
- Register for a career decision-making course for elective credit.
- Participate in an externship/job shadowing opportunity.
- Seek internships related to academic major.
- Search for on or off campus part-time, full-time and/or summer jobs in the UTD CometCareers system.
- Begin to build a professional network.
- Search out volunteer opportunities.
- Prepare a personal portfolio with examples of writings or projects.
- Update resume and add new jobs, activities, class projects, awards, etc.
- Attend UT Dallas Career Expos, on-campus workshops, and presentations.
- Participate in Study Abroad Fairs.
- Visit the Office of International Education to learn about UTD international mobility: study abroad, exchange programs, internships, independent studies, research, or customized programs (Faculty Led Programs).
- Visit OIE web page to learn about scholarships, health and safety related issues, and institutional protocol.
- Meet with professors and OIE advisor to discuss the inclusion of international education into your curriculum.
- Design a proposal for a study abroad or exchange mobility program.
- Apply for the International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS).
- Satisfy the UTD protocol for international education.
- Participate in a study abroad, exchange mobility or faculty-led customized program.
- Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor.
- Use the FAFSA4caster to explore financial aid options and get an early estimate of aid you may be eligible to receive.
- Submit and update the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year.
- Check the UT Dallas Scholarship website for institutional scholarships and third-party scholarships you may be eligible to receive.
- Attend the “Dollars & Sense” money management workshops offered monthly.
- Create a personal budget. Review and update it regularly.
Health and Wellness
- Make an appointment with the Student Health Center for care and treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries. Office visits are free, minimal charges for lab, procedures and medications.
- Get your free flu shot during the fall flu shot session.
- Call to schedule an appointment with the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner for your special health needs.
- Participate in Student Wellness Center programs.
- Become familiar with and learn from the ‘Don’t Be That Guy’ program.
- Schedule an appointment with the Student Counseling Center for assistance in achieving emotional well-being necessary to success.
- Visit the Student Counseling Center’s Personal Development Library for books, brochures, video and audio tapes on a wide range of topics related to personal growth.
- Take advantage of Activity Center facilities and programs.
- Join a personal growth group at the Counseling Center.
- Visit the Counseling Center’s online self-help brochures and workshops.
- Visit the Student Counseling Center’s website to take an on-line assessment of your mood and substance use.
- Participate in Safe Zone Ally Training sponsored by the Women’s Center.
- Attend International Student Orientation (mandatory).
- Attend International Optional Orientation Sessions.
- Become a member of Global Village.
- Attend an ISSO cultural trip (Texas State Fair, Six Flags, Dallas Museum of Art, etc).
- Follow ISSO tax communication instructions; learn how to file a U.S. tax return.
- Attend International Week events, including Passport to the World and the International Student Talent Show.
- Research employment benefits available for F-1 students.
- Learn about work authorization and career planning through an Immigration Attorney Seminar.
- McDermott Library Home Page
- Library Instruction
- Subject Guides (Starting Research on a Specific Topic)
- Research With a Librarian (Personalized Library Help)
- Instant Help From A Librarian
- Refworks (Source Citation Management Service)
- Citing Sources in Research Papers (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago Style, etc.)
- How To Avoid Plagiarism
- Library Lectures and Events