The following information and resources can help you as you take the next steps in preparing for your first semester in the College of Arts + Sciences (including our three schools: the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and The Media School).
New Student Orientation
All transfer students must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO) before being permitted to register for classes. As part of NSO, you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for registration.
Frequently asked questions
- I am transferring from outside of the Indiana University system. How do I obtain my IU username and activate my IU email and computing accounts?
You can acquire a network ID and a password by visiting the website of the University Information Technology Services (UITS).
- Where can I find information about degree requirements as well as information about the majors, minors, and certificates offered by the College?
You can find this information in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin. The Bulletin is a resource and roadmap that provides you with the information you need to make the most of your undergraduate career and to graduate from the College in a timely manner. In addition to providing information about degree requirements, the Bulletin contains information about rules and regulations, courses, and opportunities within and outside of our individual schools, departments, and programs.
- I am currently enrolled in classes that I want to transfer to IUB. What should I do?
After your final grades have been posted, you need to immediately send your transcript to the Office of Admissions. You can refer to the Credit Transfer Service for helpful information on transfer work and ways to find out how courses will count at IUB.
- Where can I find the list of the classes that will be offered at IUB in my first semester?
You can use the iGPS system to search for courses in a particular semester after the Schedule of Classes for that semester has been published.
- Do I have to meet with an advisor before I register for classes?
Yes; all new transfer students must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering during New Student Orientation (NSO).
- When can I register?
Online registration is available during New Student Orientation (NSO). You will be provided with assistance at NSO as you access the registration system. You will also be informed about helpful academic planning tools during your advising appointment.
- How will I register?
General information on IUB’s registration process is available on Student Central’s website. Keep in mind you cannot register until after you have met with an academic advisor during New Student Orientation.
- Will the advisor I talk to at orientation be my permanent advisor?
The advisor you will meet during orientation is one of the advisors in the College. However, they may or may not be your permanent advisor thereafter.
- Can I correspond with an advisor for my intended area of study now?
Yes; you can correspond with College advisors ahead of your scheduled New Student Orientation (NSO) advising appointment. Keep in mind you will still have to meet with a College advisor during NSO in order to gain access to the registration system and enroll in classes.
- What career development resources are available to students in the College?
Staff at the College’s Walter Center for Career Achievement are available to help you discover your interests and prepare for a lifetime of meaningful and fulfilling work.