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Transfer Orientation

We are excited to have you join our University community. Orientation provides you with the information you need to make the most of your Rowan experience.

Here's what you will experience at orientation:

  • Academic Success workshop and a brief overview of General Education and other graduation requirements;
  • academic advising;
  • time to build you schedule and register for fall term classes;
  • opportunities to connect with other students;
  • an introduction to Rowan student services and involvement opportunities.


Transfer Orientation Reservations

Transfer Student Orientation informationPlease read the Reservation Information & Frequently Asked Questions about Transfer Orientation.

Transfer Orientation for students beginning classes in the fall term will be held Wednesday, May 20, Thursday, June 18, or Monday & Tuesday June 22 & 23 (overnight orientation program in Rowan Boulevard). Students must reserve a spot to attend orientation in advance. We utilize an online reservation system that displays specific dates available according to major. Not every date may be offered for all majors, and sessions will close when maximum capacities are reached. Specific date(s) for your academic major will be presented to you when you make orientation reservations online. Please use the orientation reservation system to view dates currently available for your major(s).

An optional Parent & Family Orientation program is held concurrently with Transfer Student Orientation, but students and their parents & adult family members will follow separate orientation schedules.

All new students are required to attend orientation. If you are unable to attend one of the on-campus orientation sessions, please contact our office at 856-256-4041 to make arrangements for registration in August and our online orientation program. If you previously attended Rowan and were accepted as a readmit, you are not required to attend orientation, but are encouraged to do so to learn about any policies that may have changed or new resources available to you.

Reserve your spot at orientation today:

Please confirm your attendance at Transfer Orientation by June 1:

  • Discuss with your parents or adult family members whether or not they would like to attend Parent & Family Orientation. You will be asked to enter information for each guest attending orientation with you in the online system.
  • Activate your Rowan computing account at http://id.rowan.edu.
  • Review the reservation information and frequently asked questions.
    Parents - please stop here:
    Click here for orientation instructions for parents & family members.
  • You will need your Rowan Banner ID number (from your Admissions materials, the orientation invitation e-mail, or the mailing label from the orientation reminder) to reserve your spot. You must have received an invitation to reserve your orientation date before you can access the reservation system; it takes some time for your student records to be transferred to our office after you confirm your acceptance. You are eligible for academic advising during orientation for the major listed in your invitation e-mail only. If you would like to change your major, please contact Admissions (877-RU-ROWAN, 856-256-4200, or transferhelp@rowan.edu) prior to completing your orientation reservations.
  • Click here to access our online reservation system. The first time you access the system you will need to provide your name and Rowan Banner ID number, then provide an e-mail address and password you would like to use to create your reservation.

  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation after you have successfully registered.
  • Check your Rowan e-mail regularly to stay up to date until orientation.

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Resources for Transfer Students

Transfer Credits
Don't forget to bring your credit evaluation and/or copies of your transcripts. You may view your transfer credits at the "Transcript" link found at http://sinfo.rowan.edu
New Jersey Institutions Course Equivalency
Course Equivalency
 

General Information
For transfer information and other resources go to http://www.rowan.edu/newtransfer

For a List of Links To Current Rowan Departments and Events Visit http://cp.rowan.edu/cp/

Academic Transition Programs: transferhelp@rowan.edu transfer student assistance service & Welcome Wednesdays transition workshops

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Attending Transfer Orientation 2015

Students who have confirmed their orientation date online will receive the following information by e-mail:

Orientation begins at 8 a.m. at Pfleeger Concert Hall (located inside the Wilson Hall building) and will conclude after course registration (by 5 p.m.).

Accommodations:
We are unable to provide housing for students during the orientation program. If you need overnight accommodations, visit http://www.rowan.edu/glassboro/hotels for information about local hotels.

Students with special needs:
If you have a condition that might affect your participation in orientation, OSLP will coordinate any arrangements you may need while you are on campus. If you did not indicate any necessary accommodations when you registered for orientation, please contact our office immediately; some arrangements take at least two weeks to arrange. You may also want to contact the Academic Success Center to discuss your needs for the upcoming academic year (856-256-4259).

Basic Skills/Placement Test Requirements:
According to University policy, all incoming students are required to take Basic Skills Placement Tests. Transfer students who have successfully transferred 30 or more credits are exempt from Basic Skills Placement Tests, but may be subject to the College-Level Mathematics Placement Test. No student will be considered officially registered until the required testing is complete.
 
The scores of the Rowan University Basic Skills Placement Tests identify skill deficiencies in Reading and Mathematics. If students' scores on the Basic Skills Placement Tests indicate that they need to strengthen skills in certain areas, they will be advised to enroll in the appropriate Basic Skills courses. Students are required to register for these courses the first semester at Rowan University.

What Basic Skills tests do I need to take?

  • Reading Comprehension - Transfer students are exempt if an English (literature) course successfully transferred or if 30 or more credits successfully transferred.
  • Elementary Algebra - Transfer students are exempt if a college-level Math course has successfully transferred or if 30 or more credits successfully transferred.
  • The College-Level Mathematics Placement Test is required:
    • For all students in the following majors: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, and all Rohrer College of Business majors.
    • For all other students desiring to take a Calculus-level course.
    • Exemptions for the College-Level Mathematics Placement Test: Transfer students are exempt if Pre-calculus or Calculus has successfully transferred. All students who have been accepted to the College of Engineering are exempt.
These tests should be completed prior to attending orientation. You are unable to register for fall term courses until testing is complete.

When and where do I take the tests?
Tests can be completed at home or at the Testing Center, located in the same office suite as the Academic Success Center, on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall. An appointment is required. For more information, please visit the Testing Services website: http://www.rowan.edu/studentaffairs/asc/testing. Testing must be completed on-campus by April 30 or on-line by May 15. Click here to schedule an appointment at the Testing Center.

Directions to Campus and Parking:
Please see http://www.rowan.edu/orientation/directions for directions to campus. For students who wish to drive to orientation, parking will be available in Lot D.

Banner Tutorial:
Incoming students should view the Banner Registration Tutorial prior to orientation online at http://www.rowan.edu/provost/registrar/Student_Self_Service/Student_Self_Service.swf. This tutorial will introduce you to the services available through Banner, including course registration. Your academic advisors will expect that you are comfortable using Banner to search for classes when you meet with them at orientation. Visit http://www.rowan.edu/provost/registrar/transfer.html for more registration information.

Course Registration:
You are eligible for academic advising during orientation for the major listed on your Enrollment Confirmation form only. All students will be advised by a faculty or staff academic advisor, select courses, and register for your spring term classes during orientation. Some academic departments also offer advising in advance of orientation. See http://www.rowan.edu/orientation/transfer/advising.cfm to check availability for your specific major. Please bring a printed copy of your transfer credit evaluation with you to orientation. Your advisor will review this with you to help in selecting your spring term courses. You can access your credit evaluation by Accessing Banner Services at http://rowan.edu/selfservice.

What to bring to Orientation:

  • Your Rowan Banner ID number, network username, and passwords
  • A writing utensil
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing, appropriate for the weather
  • Your personalized orientation confirmation
  • Photo ID
  • Copy of any CB, CLEP, or AP exam results
  • Your transfer credit evaluation (available from http://rowan.edu/selfservice) and/or most recent college transcript

If you have additional questions about New Student Orientation, please contact the Office of Orientation and Student Leadership Programs at 856-256-4041 or e-mail oslp@rowan.edu. For other questions about your transfer credit evaluation or academic advising, please e-mail transferhelp@rowan.edu.

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Parent & Family Orientation

An optional Parent & Family Orientation program is held concurrently with Transfer Student Orientation, but students and their parents & adult family members will follow separate orientation schedules.

Parents & adult family members are encouraged to attend orientation to learn more about how you can support your Rowan student. We do not recommend that young children attend the program to ensure that it is as focused as possible. Also, no child care services are available. Parents who have attended orientation find it to be an informative and rewarding experience. Students and parents will follow different schedules during orientation sessions. It is our goal for students to build a relationship with their advisors as well as learn the necessary skills to register on their own in future terms. Therefore, we expect students to register for classes with the assistance of the professional academic advisors only, and not their parents or family members.

The Rowan student must make Parent & Family Orietnation reservations as part of their orientation reservation process. Please discuss with your student whether or not you would like to attend Parent & Family Orientation. The Rowan student will be asked to enter the number of guests attending orientation in the online system as well as a contact phone number and e-mail address for any parents or adult family members participating. We do not recommend that young children attend the program, as no child-care services are available.

If you are unable to attend the same orientation session as your student, you are welcome to attend another date. Please contact our office at 856-256-4041 to make arrangements to attend orientation during a different session than your student.

Accommodations:
We are unable to provide housing for the orientation program. If you need overnight accommodations, visit http://www.rowan.edu/glassboro/hotels for information about local hotels.

Special needs:
If you or your student has a condition that might affect participation in orientation, OSLP will coordinate any arrangements needed during the programs. If no necessary accommodations were listed when your student made orientation reservations, please contact our office immediately; some arrangements take at least two weeks to arrange. You may also want to contact the Academic Success Center to discuss any needs for the upcoming academic year (856-256-4259).

Directions to Campus, Parking, and Orientation Program Check-In:
Please see http://www.rowan.edu/orientation/directions for directions to campus. Parking will be available in Lot A for all orientation participants.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the Wilson Hall lobby, and orientation programming will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m.

Meals & fees:
The $75 orientation fee covers the student orientation program and up to two parent & family members. Meals for additional family members can be added for $25 per person by calling our office at 856-256-4041 in advance. Students and parents & family members will receive breakfast and lunch.

Program length:
Orientation begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends by 5 p.m., depending on the student's major and advising availability.

Ask Us
If you have additional questions about Parent & Family Orientation, please contact Parent & Family Connections at 856-256-4596.

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Ask Us

If you have additional questions about orientation, please contact the Office of Orientation and Student Leadership Programs at 856-256-4041, @RowanOSLP, or

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