Transfer Student FAQs

Transfer Student FAQs

Transfer Student FAQs

I just received my letter of acceptance. What’s next?

Once you have received an acceptance packet, check your personal email account (same one you listed on your application). Rowan University Transfer Services offers New Transfer Information sessions designed to assist you as you navigate campus resources, Self-Service Banner account (transfer credits, financial aid awards and course registration) and what to expect during New Student Orientation.

 

When is Transfer Orientation?

Transfer Student Orientation is required for all new students prior to the start of the semester. Please check the Office of Orientation and Student Leadership Program's website for additional details. Not all major departments offer advising on all days of transfer orientation. When you make your orientation reservations online, you will be presented with which date(s) are available for your specific major.

 

Who is my academic advisor?

Every Rowan University student is assigned an academic advisor.  Although you will meet with an academic advisor during Orientation you may also schedule an advising appointment prior to your orientation date.  Please click here to locate your academic major and department advising contact.

 

I need a transfer credit evaluation. When will I receive one?

After you are accepted by the Admissions, that office electronically forwards any official college-level transcripts they receive to the Registrar’s Office who will perform a transfer credit evaluation based upon existing articulations/course equivalencies.  If you have credits from a NJ community/county college, you may be able to preview anticipated articulations/course equivalencies through Njtransfer.org.

If you are currently enrolled in classes for the current semester at another institution, remember to send a final transcript directly to the Office of the University Registrar at Rowan University once courses are completed and grades are posted in order to ensure that all of your credits are evaluated.

For more information about the transfer credit evaluation process and timeline, please also visit www.rowan.edu/registrar and click on “Transferring Credits” in the left navigation bar.

 

How can I access my transfer credit evaluation?

Once your transfer credit evaluation is completed, you can view it on Student Self Service Banner (www.rowan.edu/selfservice).  You can find it listed on your Student Academic Transcript or Student Transfer Credit Report. If you have never logged on to Banner, you can find instructions here. Keep in mind that since credit evaluations and postings take place on a rolling basis, if only a portion of your credits are posted, it is likely that your evaluation process is not yet complete and still under review.

 

What do I do if a course doesn’t transfer the way I expected?

If you feel that a course was evaluated incorrectly, contact your academic advisor who can discuss with you if your credit does not match official articulations or should there be a discrepancy.  After that discussion your academic advisor can bring that to the attention of the Office of the Registrar who can update/post the credit.  If, after that discussion with your advisor it is determined there was not an error, you still have the opportunity to officially appeal the evaluation through the Coordinator, University Transfer Services.  Appeals should be sent to creditappeal@rowan.edu.

 

What if the course I need is full or has a restriction?

Contact your academic advisor to determine whether there are alternate courses available that will fulfill degree requirements and keep you on track for graduation.

 

How do I register for classes?

Check out the Registrar’s website for the Registration Dates & Deadlines for the upcoming term.  It includes step-by-step instructions on registering through Banner.  This guide also has information on registration dates, so you know when you are eligible to register.  You can view lists of available courses on Self Service Banner, or you can search for available courses through Section Tally.

 

What is DegreeWorks/GRAD?

DegreeWorks/GRAD is the online database used as an advising tool for students to help guide and track their progress through their particular graduation requirements.  It is managed by the Office of the University Registrar in coordination with academic departments/programs. This system can be accessed through Self Service Banner (www.rowan.edu/selfservice) at any time.  It allows students and advisors to view past degree reports, generate new reports on current student data, or conduct a "what if" analysis for changing majors. The system is for undergraduate students only and, while helpful, it is not an official degree audit and should not be treated as such.  Remember to always confirm any schedule or program changes with your academic advisor.

 

Where can I meet people and how can I get involved on campus?

Please visit the following websites to learn about the variety of programs, clubs and activities on campus:

Leadership Rowan

Rowan 101:  Transfer Seminar Class (2 free elective credits)

Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Government Association (SGA)

Student University Programmers (SUP)

Tau Sigma – National Honor Society for Transfer Students

The Office of Student Activities

Transfer Mentor

Transfer Topic Workshop Series

 

How do I sign up for on-campus parking?

Details for details on permit costs, parking lots and parking regulations can be found under the Student Tab in to Self Service Banner

 

How and when can I apply for on-campus housing?

Information about on-campus housing is included in your admittance packet.  The Office of Residential Learning & University Housing also has a list of frequently asked questions on their website. 

 

Do you have additional questions?

Email transferhelp@rowan.edu to receive a prompt response.