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Transfer Student
Please note
Many of the materials on subsequent pages are from the 2014 Orientation program and are being made available as a sample of what is included in the Orientation program and in the related materials. This site will be updated for the 2015 program in Spring, 2015. Come visit us again then.

Are you considered a transfer student at Keene State College?

The following F.A.Q. strives to answer this and other questions.

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What is a transfer student?

Any applicant who has completed 12 or more college credits post-high school or GED completion.


Who is not a transfer student?

Students who have not been admitted or enrolled in a college or university after graduating high school but may have Advanced Placement credits, International Baccalaureate credits or Running Start credits (college credit earned while in high school) are not considered transfer students.


If you are considered a transfer student at Keene State College...

As you prepare to attend Keene State College in the fall there are a few tasks that you will need to complete. Don’t worry, we'll walk you through the ten tasks you need to complete to be ready to start at Keene State College this fall. We'll even tell you how to complete each one and how to get help if you have any questions.

Your student orientation leader will work with you, primarily through e-mail, throughout the summer to give you support in getting this work done - and on time.

This guide is also a resource that will help to answer any questions you might have: If living on campus, when will you get your roommate's name? How do you get your KSC ID? How to get your computer ready for the KSC network? How to buy your textbooks?

If you are a parent or guardian of a Keene State College Transfer Student there are resources for you too. Please check out the Parents and Guardians page for more information.


How Do I Get Started?

Soon after you have paid your enrollment fee you will receive a communication from Academic and Career Advising (ACA).

We will ask you to submit a Registration Data Form (RDF) that will assist ACA Academic Advisors in registering you for up to 12 credits in your academic major. We use the information you provide us and your transcripts from other colleges to craft a fall schedule that will move you toward degree completion.

An advisor will mail you a packet of information and a personalized letter once your registration in up to 12 credits is complete. You will then register online for one additional course. The Orientation Workbook will be a great tool for you.


Do transfer students need to attend Orientation?

Transfer students transferring in less than 12 credits are required to participate in the entire Orientation program. Transfer students with 12 or more credits are strongly urged to attend the Transfer Student Welcome breakfast, 7:30am - 8:45am on Friday, August 22nd in the Academic and Career Advising Center in Elliot Hall. It's strongly recommended that you attend the academic department meetings on Thursday afternoon and any other Orientation sessions that are of interest to you. Talk with your Orientation leader for more information.

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