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Transfer Students

Transfer students are an important part of the Reinhardt University community, and we realize that you have unique needs. Our staff is devoted to fully preparing you for your integration into the RU family.

Although you're already familiar with college life, Reinhardt will be different from your previous college or university. Because we want you to be successful at Reinhardt, we require all new transfer students to attend a very successful and individualized New Student Orientation (NSO) program designed just for you.

NSO is a two-part process: SOAR and Eagle Bound and to ease your transition into life at Reinhardt, you are required to attend both parts of NSO. Please click the links for more information about SOAR and Eagle Bound.

During SOAR, you will have an opportunity to get a general overview of academic information and the advising process as well as meet with an academic advisor to select and register for fall semester courses. You will leave SOAR with your Fall Class Schedule in hand.

The advising and course selection process at Reinhardt University is uniquely different from anything you will have previously experienced. There are many more choices at Reinhardt University with over 40 different programs of study as well as hundreds of courses offered each semester. You will need to take more responsibility than you may have in the past in understanding the academic requirements and institutional policies and procedures. Because of the numerous choices and the complexity of the University, it is essential that you work closely with your academic advisor.

All students are required to complete the General Education Curriculum, which ensures that you will receive a well-rounded education. It includes required courses, as well as broader subject areas from which you can select courses. Your intended major may require you to select certain courses.

To ensure that you have a positive experience through New Student Orientation make sure you come prepared! Review the “Steps to SOAR” and complete all action items.