WSU celebrates National Transfer Student Week

The Cougar Pride statue at the WSU Pullman campus.

Washington State University’s Transfer Clearinghouse has scheduled helpful workshops to benefit students and academic advisors during National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 19-23, said Waylon Safranski, program director.

“Thousands of current and prospective undergraduates are transfer students who have taken courses elsewhere, and their questions and academic advising needs are somewhat unique,” Safranski said.

“The purpose of the week’s events at WSU is to raise the profile of transfer students, offer them support, and acknowledge what they bring to WSU. We are working to build a culture of ‘transfer champions’ across the WSU system.”

Safranski credits the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students with the inspiration for the celebration.

WSU Resource Center Coordinator Heather Reyes organized the week’s events. The Clearinghouse partnered with programs and staff across campus to build out a robust schedule.

“Waylon and I were both transfer students as well as being first-generation students,” said Reyes. “We enjoy working with today’s transfer students and we strive to understand the topics that would interest them as well as serve their needs. This year’s workshops reflect a wide array of subjects.”

On Thursday afternoon from 3-4 p.m., there is even a special session just for academic advisors who work with transfer students.The Transfer Advisor Webinar will feature a discussion about helping students navigate the transfer process, transfer credit tools, institutional policies, and student resources.

Detailed registration procedures for each event are on the National Transfer Student Week website.

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