Incoming Transfer Students

Welcome to the University at Buffalo! We are thrilled that you chose a major within the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Student Advisement and Services is here to help you every step to graduation.

What we do

We help undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences plan their academic path, develop goals, and provide support and recommendations to help students graduate college.

We will be reaching out to new incoming students by email and phone as you complete these steps below.

Work to remove all your holds

To remove your holds you'll need to have paid your tuition deposit, completed your Orientation Data Form, and submitted your medical / immunization records which may take up to 3-4 weeks to process.

Getting started as a transfer student

Here’s how to start building your class schedule.

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How to get in touch

When the semester starts, you can get in touch with an advisor to help with:

  • For quick questions or to talk to an on-call advisor about adding or dropping classes, sign into drop-in advising Monday - Friday, 1-3 p.m. throughNavigate. Hint: The drop/add period is August 22 – September 5.
  • Book a 30-minute one-on-one appointment through Navigate to ask more complex questions.

💡Pro Tip: It's recommended to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment every mid-semester (right after midterms) to talk to your academic advisor about registering for the following semester’s classes.

Have questions?

Check out some commonly asked questions that might help you.