Seven Tips to Success
Meet with your adviser early in the first semester. It’s important to keep track of your program evaluation and know the classes you need take! Don’t know who you adviser is? Log onto WebAdvisor, click on Program Evaluation, click on your major, then click OK and your adviser's name should appear on your personal Program Evaluation report
Can’t find it? Talk to your RA or stop by the Office of First-Year Experience for some one-on-one assistance.
DelVal is your new home for at least the next two years. Make yourself comfortable! Learn about the campus and the community. Meet new people on campus—that includes your peers, professional staff and faculty, these will be the people that you can lean on throughout your time at DelVal and beyond!
Be sure to use your DelVal email account. Faculty and staff will send important information there.
Try not to assume – as a transfer student you have already experienced a college environment. It will take some time to adjust to a new campus. Remember, every college and university operates differently. Policies and procedures will differ from your previous institution, don’t be afraid to ask questions and educate yourself on ours. Check out the student handbook—read about the College policies and regulations.
- Academic and experiential learning requirements are different for each major -- be sure to get the correct information from your adviser or a member of the Center for Student Professional Development (located in Segal Hall.) Your peers will have great advice, but always double check with a professional when it comes to academic and experiential learning requirements.
Some transfer students find it difficult to meet new people on campus -- be sure to branch out join clubs and organizations, attend campus events and try to make friends in your classes. Visit the Student Involvement site.
- Know the campus resources that are available to you and don’t hesitate to use them. Below are some important campus contacts that will be useful to you during your time at DelVal.