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Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation

Please Note: Registration for Orientations for Fall 2015 will open soon. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 806.651.2020 with questions.

If you are reading this you meet the following criteria:

  1. You were previously enrolled in a University or college and received a minimum of twelve academic hours after your high school graduation - dual credit coursework does not qualify.
  2. You are transferring from another institution.
If you do not meet these requirements for a transfer student - don't worry you just need to go to the New Student Orientation page.

tso_dates_jan_16_2015_openWhat is Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)? 

Transfer Student Orientation is a one-day program that prepares incoming students for success at West Texas A&M University. It will:

  • Provide academic advising
  • Help you enroll in classes at WTAMU
  • Make you feel at home during TSO and at WTAMU as you transition
  • Provide you with tips and strategies for a successful transition
  • Familiarize you with the campus
  • Give you the opportunity to meet future classmates and make friends
  • Equip you with information about available resources, like Financial Aid

Registration is Required

TSO is a highly anticipated event for our students and fills up quickly.  To insure your spot and have the best experience, registration is required by 5 p.m. the TUESDAY BEFORE the EVENT

Who Can Attend?

New transfers who have been admitted to the University are welcome to attend Transfer Student Orientation, but families and guests can attend too.

There is a base fee of $30 for the student to attend orientation. This fee will be applied to the bill for the student's first long semester. Guests are $15 per person. To verify your admission status, call 1.800.99.WTAMU. 

Homework Assignments

Get a jump start on your WTAMU career by completing these assignments prior to TSO:
  • Clear your calendar for the orientation date
  • Take all necessary exams and submit your scores to the Office of Admissions
  • Contact Educational Services to check costs and make testing appointments at 806-651-2341. Contact Admissions with testing questions at 806-651-2020.
  • Send final transcripts - contact your Registrar's Office to have your college transcripts sent
  • Read up on meningitis
  • Access your student email at wtamu.edu/activate or by contacting our Help Desk at 806-651-4357. (Remember your password!) 
  • Follow WTAMU on Twitter to stay informed about events
  • Become a fan of WTAMU on Facebook
  • Watch our videos on YouTube
  • Parking will be available at the First United Bank Center. Ride the shuttle to the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. Check-in will be inside at Legacy Hall. (No parking permit is required to park at the First United Bank Center.)
    Click here for a campus map.

Tentative student and guest schedules coming soon.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and orientation concludes around 5 p.m.

Flight Information

If you are flying in for orientation, a shuttle service is offered to pick you up from Rick Husband International Airport in Amarillo. This shuttle will only run the following times on Thursday, January 15 prior to your orientation. If you would like to be picked up from the airport at one of these times, please note this at the time you register for orientation. Space is limited for each airport pick-up, and reservations are required. Please arrange your flights around this pick-up schedule.

These pick-up times will run on Thursday, January 15 prior to orientation:

  • 10 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.

If these times do not coordinate with your flight schedule, your schedule changes, or you simply prefer to coordinate your own transportation, please visit the Rick Husband International Airport website for available rental car and taxi services. Keep in mind when making flight arrangements the WTAMU campus is roughly 30 minutes from the airport.

If you have questions, please contact Michelle McFadden in the Office of Admissions at 806-651-2007.

 

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