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Advising for Transfer Students

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Now that you have transferred to AAD, let us help you plan for what's next.

Many transfer students arrive at Virginia Tech well prepared for what lies ahead. Because you have already experienced college life, you already understand the importance of meeting with your advisor, study strategies, communicating with professors, time management, and effective planning. Of course, you are not expected to know everything when you first arrive, but the one thing you must know and always remember is that your academic advisor is readily available to guide and assist you in your transition. The skills that you developed at your previous institution combined with your commitment to accessing the excellent services and resources available on the Virginia Tech campus are certain to make your transition smooth and enjoyable. Get to know your academic advisor and meet with him or her frequently…at least once per semester. Our academic advisors are trained professionals who will guide you as you make decisions about your academic and career plan. Equally as important, they can assist you with understanding university policies, interpreting your degree audit, and transferring credits.

Always keep in mind that networking with university faculty, staff, and your peers may lead to opportunities that build skills, experience, and character. Engage yourself in conversations as you advance through each day and week of the semester. It is never too early to begin networking because it is never too soon to begin planning for your future career.

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Contact our director of academic advising, Rob Jacks, at or (540) 231-6416.