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Transfer Student Checklist

Before the Semester Begins

  • Apply for housing (if living on campus)

  • Pay housing down payment at myEIU (if living on campus)

  • Attend an Orientation, Advisement, and Registration day

    • Before attending Orientation, Advisement, and Registration 
      • Bring a list of courses you'd like to take.  The online course catalog can be found by following this link.

      • Make sure you have sent all previous college transcripts (including the current semester) to Admissions.  Providing a current transcript with your in-progress course will ensure the most up to date transfer evaluation and degree audit.

      • Wear comfortable clothing and watch the weather!

    • Registration for an Orientation day can be accessed through myEIU or through the email sent to your personal & EIU email. 

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA

Move-In Day

  • Get your Panther Card (if not already done at Orientation)

  • Get your books from textbook rental

First Six Weeks

  • Attend all Prowl events

  • Refer to your Prowl booklet for ways to connect, engage, and learn about ways to get involved at EIU!