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 Transition to SRU 



This checklist should help you learn more about Slippery Rock University and best prepare for your transfer transition.

Read about the University, your Major, transfer policies, and graduation requirements.


Investigate career trends associated with your major and “Find Your Direction!”


Visit SRU for an individual appointment and/or campus tour, or schedule a phone appointment.


Visit with an SRU Transfer Counselor on your community college campus during a Transfer Day.

Request a preliminary evaluation of transfer credits.

  Talk to friends and counselors who know SRU.

Apply for Admission online, adhering to the recommended timelines:
- for Fall 2014: apply as soon as possible
- for Spring: apply by the end of September


When offered admission, pay your $90 enrollment deposit. Submit your courses in progress sheet; or, copy and paste your current class schedule and email it to


Upon receipt of your enrollment deposit confirmation letter, activate your SRU email account per the instructions provided. This is primarily how the university will communicate with you as a student at SRU, so it is important to check your email regularly.


Bookmark the Academic Calendar and mark your calendar with important dates.


Expect an email with Advising and Registration instructions just prior to the registration period.
- For summer and fall courses, registration begins in early April.
- For spring courses, registration begins in early November.


Arrange an appointment with your academic department immediately after you receive the above email. (Do not come to campus without first scheduling an appointment.)


If you hope to live on-campus, go to the Office of Residence Life website for further instructions and information. On-campus housing is not guaranteed for transfer students. If you hope to live
off-campus, plan early.


Apply for Financial Aid using recommended timelines, indicating SRU as your chosen institution. If transferring for a Spring semester, contact the SRU Financial Aid Office or visit their website for specific instructions.


Attend an Orientation session before you begin your first semester's enrollment. Prior to the first semester, watch your mail for your invitation.


Obtain a parking pass during Orientation or complete the online form on the University Police's website.


Obtain a Photo ID during Orientation or at the ID Card Office in Watson Hall.


Purchase books at the SGA Bookstore or via the internet.


Learn more about the University's Technology during Orientation.


Learn how to use the University's library system during Orientation or visit Bailey Library during the first few weeks of the semester.

Apply to SRU!
Request Information
Schedule a Transfer Visit

Academic Major Closings
Exercise Science is closed for Summer/Fall 2014.
No new applicants can choose this major.

On-Campus Housing
On-campus housing is not guaranteed for transfer students. In order to request housing, you must have your SRU user ID, which is generated once your enrollment deposit is processed. Visit
Residence Life's website
for more information.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-2015
Fax: (724) 738-2913