Monday, June 21, 2010 myBiz Blog
SOAR information for transfer students by Katie Coon

Greetings, transfer students, and welcome to UW-Madison!  Please read on to find all the information you need before attending your SOAR session.

For transfer students, SOAR will be one day.  Those students needing to take a placement test will do so before attending SOAR.  After checking in on your SOAR day, you’ll start out by hearing a brief presentation about the different academic options on campus, and then you’ll choose which school or college you’d like to spend the day with (If you’re interested in business, make sure you come with the School of Business group).  If you choose to come with the School of Business, you will spend the morning learning about degree and program requirements, understanding your transfer credits and placement test scores, and developing a fall schedule – all with the guidance of a professional or peer advisor.

After lunch, you will continue to develop a fall schedule and will enroll in courses.  You’ll learn about many of the resources available to you and will have the opportunity to individually meet you’re your academic advisor before leaving for the day.

Remember to bring the following items with you to your academic advising session:

-          Your campus ID number (you’ll want to memorize this soon!)

-          Your log-in and password for your NetID (this is how you log-in to your email and Student Center)

-          Your final transcript for any completed college credits from other institutions (if you don’t have the transcript yet, please bring a final grade report from your spring classes)

-          A state or federal ID (ex: driver’s license, passport) so you can obtain your UW-Madison photo ID

Remember to check the SOAR website for travel and parking information, check-in information, FAQs and more.

Excited to attend SOAR?  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Keyword: Transfer SOAR