We know that for transfer students, it can sometimes feel challenging to build connections and locate resources on a new campus. Through our Transfer Connections program, we aim to help transfer students at APU find the resources you need, make connections on campus, and get involved. Our goal is for you to experience a smooth transition into the community, feel a sense of belonging, and make the most of your time here at APU.
Below is an overview of just a few of the resources, programs, and support services available to you, as well as a calendar of upcoming events. Plus, the Campus Life team is on hand to serve you. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Welcome Weekend and the Alpha Program
As you start your first year at APU, These programs help students connect with other new transfers and current students through various events and programming. Each student is assigned to an Alpha group that meets throughout the fall semester for guidance and support. Learn more about Welcome Weekend and the Alpha program.
A variety of events will be held each semester through a partnership between the Office of Campus Life and the Academic Success Center that help support transfer student’s unique needs. To stay up-to-date on these campus-wide events, follow us on Instagram at @apucampuslife.
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center is composed of several areas committed to partnering with students, faculty, and staff to support the academic success of Azusa Pacific students:
- Academic Advising: Provides academic coaching and support.
- TRiO Student Support Services: A student support program that provides services for first-generation students, those from low-income families, and those with disabilities requiring learning accommodations.
- TRiO Upward Bound: Helps potential first-generation students at Azusa High School identify their strengths, explore their vocational calling, and thrive academically.
- GEN1 Scholars Program: Offers APU’s first-generation students resources and opportunities for academic, professional, and personal growth.
- First-Year Experience: This 3-unit course introduces students to strategies for academic success and fosters a sense of belonging in the university community.
- Accessibility Services: Provides services and accommodations for students with disabilities or accessibility challenges.
- Testing Services: Offers placement assessments, credit-by-examination tests, and exam proctoring services.
- Tutoring Services: Individual and group tutoring is available to all APU students at no additional cost.
Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center
APU’s Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center provides enrollment and financial services information and resources. Drop by or contact them for help with class registration, graduation materials, transcripts, academic forms, financial aid, and tuition questions.
Important Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center Resources for Transfers:
- Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT): A guaranteed pathway for transferring to APU. With the ADT option, our goal is to help make the process smoother for you so you can finish your degree while benefiting from all that an APU education offers.
- Transferology: Transferology is a great online tool where a student can set up an account in order to see how classes transfer into APU from outside institutions. This includes 2-year, 4-year, local, and out-of-state institutions.
- Academic Policies: This resources provides some important information about being a student at APU from grading policies to course number information.
- Graduation Tips: Taking into account that a transfer student's time at APU can be condensed, it is important to be aware of the graduation process so students can ensure degree completion in time for commencement.
From University Libraries to the Writing Center, Computer Store, Student Health Center, Center for Career and Calling, and more, check out a list of campus resources that are available for you.
Leadership Opportunities for Incoming Transfers
Student Government Association (SGA): The House of Representatives internship position is a unique role providing first-year students, either freshmen or first-year transfers, the opportunity to be a part of the leadership that the Student Government Association provides for APU. Each of the representatives is paired with a student Senator with whom they develop a professional mentoring relationship. A representative’s time is spent meeting with members of administration, working on a committee with a small group of SGA members, and working on any project they may develop.
Campus Life Crew: A first-year (transfers welcome) volunteer leadership opportunity, the Campus Life Crew (CLC) is overseen by the Special Events area in the Office of Campus Life and exists to promote community, involvement, and belonging by providing students with engaging, campus-wide events.
Performing Arts Crew: A first-year (transfers welcome) volunteer leadership opportunity, the Performing Arts Crew (PAC) is overseen by the Performing Arts area in the Office of Campus Life and exists to promote community, involvement, and a sense of belonging by providing students with engaging performing arts events.
Transfer Life Crew: This is a volunteer leadership opportunity for transfer students to participate in. The TLC exists to promote community, involvement, and belonging by providing transfer students with engaging events and Team Transfer gatherings.