Welcome, Transfer Oles!

You’re an Ole!

At St. Olaf, we recognize your experience as an incoming transfer student is unique. 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.


Looking to transfer to St. Olaf?
The first step is letting us know you want to be an Ole! Applications to join our community can be submitted to our Admissions team!


Application in and accepted? That’s great! Welcome! Now you need to submit your enrollment deposit through your Admissions portal and any necessary financial documents through our Financial Aid office.


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


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


If you have not already done so, you will want to complete our New Student Orientation Module. The module is for all incoming students and has been designed as an introduction to our community on the hill.


Make sure you keep your eyes on your St. Olaf email account as we will be in touch in the weeks leading up to your arrival – we’ll make sure you are ready to join us on the Hill. If you have any questions, your NSO team can be reached via email!

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

New Student Orientation is for all incoming Oles. In fact, we have a specific experience designed just for you! We call it New Student Orientation: Transfer Track. Transfer students are encouraged to fully take part in all aspects of NSO Transfer Track so they can feel ready to be successful Oles in and out of the classroom.

NSO: Transfer Track will begin on the evening of September 4, 2023. Incoming transfer Oles should plan to arrive on campus Monday afternoon. More information will be shared closer to the fall!

We’ll share the SCHEDULE later this summer!


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
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!

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.

Prepare for On-Campus Involvement

Prepare for On-Campus Involvement

Check out the wide-ranging options for getting connected to campus student organizations by searching on Presence!