Transfer Thursdays offer flexibility for nontraditional students

Nov 01, 2018

Newman hosts at least two Transfer Thursdays each semester. These days allow more time for potential transfer students to speak with admissions counselors, faculty and get a campus tour if needed. Transfer students can range from military professionals to cosmetologists to mothers returning to complete their degree and anything in between.

Morgan Gilbert
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions Morgan Gilbert

According to Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions Morgan Gilbert, “Transfer Thursdays are geared toward our prospective transfer students. Monday through Friday, we regularly have two visit times available for prospective students, while on Transfer Thursdays we open the day up to six different time slots to schedule a visit, meet with faculty and go on tour if they select to.”

Transfer students make up approximately 46 percent of the Newman University undergraduate population students.

That’s why Newman has articulation agreements with multiple community colleges in the area. This means it is more likely and can be easy to transfer college credit from another institution. Newman typically accepts about 100 transfer students each year and provides multiple scholarships for transfer students.

“Transfer days are important because it gives students more options to choose from timewise,” Gilbert explained. “Our typical transfer students have full-time jobs, are parents or are in classes, so their availability can be limited. By opening the day up it provides flexibility to visit during a time that works best for them.”

The application for admittance to Newman University opens Aug. 1 each year and typically stays open until the following August up to the week courses start. Applying is the first official step in transferring but it can be beneficial to visit campus or speak to the transfer admissions team before that.

“During Transfer Thursday, they will meet with a transfer admissions counselor, meet with faculty, go on a tour if they select that option and they can meet with financial aid,” Gilbert said.

student participating in class

If applicable, official college transcripts, and in some cases, ACT scores, should be sent to Newman after a student is accepted into the university. Most students who have completed less than 24 credit hours will need to send a high school transcript as well.

Students who wish to apply to a specific program should speak with the transfer admissions team member about their college timeline as soon as possible. Each program has varying deadlines and start dates. Allied health programs typically have a limited number of seats, so applying early is important.

For more information on transferring to Newman University, contact the university admissions team at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2144 or fill out an application online.