Transfer Students Survival Guide

Welcome To EIU

We would like to welcome you to EIU. It is very important for you to expect to initiate things for yourself. Don't wait for someone to tell you what to do, find out for yourself what you need to be doing. If you are not already, you need to learn to become proactive rather than reactive in planning your undergraduate experience. Your academic and student life success hinges upon your development or refinement of this personal skill.

You can get advice and referrals for any issue you need help with (and for further tips on what you need to be proactive about). Please don't hesitate to contact us, no matter how insignificant the issue(s) may seem initially. A simple phone call may prevent future frustration when the "little" things build up--you don't have the time or energy to allow this type of stress into your life!!