Transfer/Adult Orientation

A transfer student is a student who has attended an institution of higher learning other than UofL (not including dual credit completed during high school). An adult student is a student who has not previously attended a college or university, and graduated high school more than two years ago or is age 20 or older.

Changes are coming to Transfer/Adult Student Orientation for Summer/Fall 2019! 

Please do not attempt to register for orientation until new details and registration process are posted.

All on-campus orientations for students starting spring 2019 term have now concluded.  Students who have not already completed orientation will need to register for and complete an online orientation to fulfill the orientation requirement.  Click here to register.  The orientation module will be added in the "Organizations" section in Blackboard by 5 pm ET the business day after registration is submitted.

Becoming a Cardinal is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Register for an On-Campus Transfer/Adult Student Orientation - $40 fee

On-campus orientation sessions for transfer and adult students admitted for Spring 2019:

  • October 19, 2018 (CLOSED)
  • November 16, 2018 (CLOSED)
  • December 14, 2018 (CLOSED)

Transfer students and adult freshmen should plan to be on campus for orientation on their scheduled date from approximately 8:00 am - 1:00 pm ET, with optional programming available in the afternoon.  Lunch will be provided for all registered students and guests.  More detailed information about the day will be sent to student UofL email accounts 3 days before their scheduled session.

The day will include :

  • Faculty Expectations presentation
  • Tutoring Services information
  • Student Success presentation
  • Financial Aid presentation
  • Campus Resource Fair
  • Optional Campus Tour (wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather!)

If you are a student admitted to an online degree program, please click here to register for online orientation. The orientation module will be added in the "Organizations" section in Blackboard by 5 pm ET the day after registration is submitted.

2) Meet with an Academic Advisor

After registering for orientation, you can contact your academic advising center to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. 

3) Complete Orientation Requirements

  • Review a pre-orientation module in Blackboard under the "Organizations" section.  
  • Attend your scheduled on-campus orientation session.

Both academic advising and orientation are requirements for all degree-seeking transfer and adult students.  After you have both registered for orientation and completed academic advising, you will be able to enroll in classes (according to the registration schedule).  After your initial course enrollment, you will not be able to make any changes (drops/adds) to your schedule until you have completed your orientation requirement.



Please Note:  International students (non-immigrants) should not register for Transfer/Adult Orientation.  International students will complete a required International Student Orientation before classes begin.  Information regarding International Student Orientation will be communicated through the University of Louisville's International Center.  Welcome to UofL!