Transfer Student Advising

Welcome to the Nest!

Congratulations on your acceptance! The Office of Academic Advising is thrilled to guide you through the first steps of your academic journey. Let's explore the academic support and resources available to make your transition to Westfield State University successful.

Key Steps:

  • Transcript Evaluation: We'll assess your transcript in consultation with your department chair.
  • Class Schedule Creation: Working together, we'll create your class schedule, ensuring a smooth start to your academic experience.

For Transfer Students:

  • Advisor Contact: Brittany Garand, our Transfer, Evening, and Returning Student Advisor, will reach out to assist with building your first course schedule.
  • Supportive Transition: Brittany is dedicated to supporting new transfer students, ensuring a successful first semester at Westfield State University.

Join the Nest - First Steps

  1. Activate Your Accounts:

  2. Course Schedule Building for Fall 2024:

    • Complete the Fall 2024 Course Preference Questionnaire.
    • Schedules are built based on course availability, prior courses, degree planning, and Department Chair recommendations for your major. Submitting preferences early increases the chance of preference fulfillment.
  3. Look over your personalized degree audit:

    • Your audit shows you the classes that you will need to graduate, how your courses transferred in, and what credits you have already satisfied.

    • Students need 120 credits to graduate, so you may have room to add minor(s), a double-major, or additional concentrations, so be sure to try out the "What If" feature in Degree Evaluation.

    • Video tutorials coming soon!

  4. Complete Required Forms:

    • Complete the required forms and action items in your Admissions Enrollment Packet or Continuing Education New Student Checklist. Any questions about the Enrollment Packet can be directed to Admissions at Continuing Education students should contact CE Admissions at
  5. Connect with Resources:

    • Join the WSU Transfer Peer Mentor program! The Transfer Community Mentor Program is a free program that connects incoming transfer students with an experienced former transfer student to help you navigate your first semester at Westfield State University. Sign up to be paired with a transfer mentor here.
    • Have federal work study? Apply to work as a Transfer Peer Mentor and help build our thriving transfer community on campus!
    • Consult your Department Chair for major-related queries. Our office will be working with them to ensure that your degree progress is on track and to get course recommendations.
    • If you were on an IEP or 504 plan during high school, or have a documented disability and have questions about the college process regarding accommodations, email Disability Services at
    • Veteran and military-connected individuals, connect with Veteran and Military Services.
    • If you were previously part of a TRIO Student Support Services Program at another institution, be sure to connect with TRIO at Westfield State. Click here for more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and for the application.
    • Previous Honors Program members, visit WSU Honors Program webpage for application details.
    • Shout out to commuters, hoot hoot! Check out the Commuter Life page to see designated commuter-friendly areas and organizations on campus.
    • We also have a chapter of the Tau Sigma National Transfer Honor Society on campus. Transfer students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher during their first semester at WSU are eligible to join. Interested students can contact Brittany Garand at
    • Financial aid inquiries can be directed to

We're here to support you on this exciting journey! If you have any questions, please contact us.

Fall 2024 Pre-Semester Checklist

Are you ready for classes? The Fall 2024 semester begins Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

Summer Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Contact us

The Office of Academic Advising & Transfer Transition
Parenzo Hall 163