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Incoming Transfer Students

Transfer Students

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This page contains information related to move-in/Orientation for our new transfer students. Many programs parallel those for incoming first-year students, designed to provide advising support, campus information, and support for joining a new college community. Sometimes, during the schedule, you will gather as a transfer cohort to meet other students who share your experience! You will receive a detailed version of your transfer Orientation schedule when you arrive on campus.

Required Forms and Exams

Before you arrive, several forms need to be completed. You can find them in Navigate.

  • Health Forms
  • Placement Exams
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Music Info and Language Info forms
  • Disability Disclosure/Accommodations Request
  • Media Relations Forms
  • Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Preference Form
  • Roommate Preferences Form 
  • Academic Integrity Online Course
  • Active Intruder/Assailant Awareness
  • START Program
  • Step Up!

Academic Advising and Course Selection

We recognize the unique academic support needs of transfer students. When your final transcript from your previous institution is complete, please send it to the Dickinson College Registrar's Office for review. The official transcript should be mailed directly to the Registrar’s Office at P. O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896.

Once your transcript has been reviewed, you can work with an advisor to determine your next academic steps. For course registration and information questions, contact Tara Fischer '02, dean of Academic Advising, at 717-245-1080 or

Housing and Move-in Information

Please complete the “Roommate Preference Form” located in Housing Self-Service (the “Housing” icon in Gateway).  Regarding your housing assignment, Residence Life and Housing will contact you via your Dickinson email account.

Move-In Day

We look forward to welcoming you to campus on your move-in day! As your arrival approaches, we will have more information about what to expect. More information will be posted on the orientation site as it becomes available. Please check back regularly to make sure you have the most current information.