Welcome Transfer Oles!


You’re an Ole!

Here at St. Olaf, we recognize your experience as an incoming transfer student is unique and that you have already navigated another institution of higher learning. That is why we have worked to build a Transfer Student Orientation experience catered specifically to support a smooth transition into the St. Olaf community

Transfer Students

Whether you are joining us as a “first-year” student or you are entering your sophomore, junior, or senior year, you are an Ole and we are thrilled you are joining our community! Here at St. Olaf, we are committed to your holistic success as a St. Olaf student. We will be in touch with you throughout the summer and each step of your journey to the Hill.

Let’s get started.

Step 1:

After depositing, you’ll connect with our Registrar’s Office to make sure your credits transfer smoothly. They will help guide you through various registration holds and placement surveys to ensure that you are ready to register for classes!

Step 2:

All set on your holds and credit transfers? Awesome. Next, you will connect with the Center for Advising and Academic Support (CAAS) to register for classes and learn about the resources available to you as an Ole!

Step 3:

Once you have your schedule squared away, you’ll connect with our New Student Orientation team! They will keep you posted about some summer opportunities and our in-person Fall orientation experience!


What’s Next? Check out the New Student Checklist.

Transitioning to college involves a lot of details that can be hard to manage. We tried to make it easy for you by compiling a New Student Checklist. This checklist is for all incoming students so you likely have some items already checked off and others that may not apply to you as a transfer student. If you have any questions about the checklist items, feel free to contact newstudents@stolaf.edu

View the Checklist

Wait. Is New Student Orientation for me?
Of course!

New Student Orientation is for all incoming Oles. As such, transfer students are encouraged to fully take part in all aspects of NSO. While we don’t have the finalized schedule for the fall ready to share, there are a number of opportunities built for you as a new Ole!

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Summer NSO Module

Summer NSO Module

The summer module is for transfer Oles too! Though not connected to your registration, make sure you complete the Moodle course by mid-summer!

Common Read

Common Read

Transfer students are welcome to join us in our Common Read experience. Read more on the Common Read website!

Virtual Affinity Spaces

Virtual Affinity Spaces

You are invited to join any and all Virtual Affinity Spaces that tie to your experience! Learn more online.

Summer Engagement Opportunities

Summer Engagement Opportunities

Get connected with us and other Oles over the summer! All are welcome to join us at any of our upcoming events.