Q1: I want to register for classes. Can I do so anytime?
All students must consult with an academic advisor before registering for classes. The "Choosing Classes" section on the Welcome Website provides additional information regarding registration for classes, major requirements, and academic advisement. Please note that representatives from all academic departments are planning to meet with students during Orientation.
Q2: Is there a parent orientation program?
Parents and family may opt to
attend a parent orientation that is scheduled concurrently and separately* from
the student program. Parent Orientation is on either Friday,
January 17 or Tuesday, January 21. You may wish to review the
tentative parent orientation information found on the Parent section of our
website. Please note that parents may not attend the student orientation
program. *Due to the student's schedule, there will not be time for significant
interaction between family members and students until you are ready to depart
Q3: How will I know what courses transferred?
You will receive a "Degree Audit Report" during your Orientation that outlines the requirements for your major and indicates how the courses you've previously taken fit your academic plan. Advisors will discuss this with you and explain how your Degree Audit was determined. The Degree Audit is a useful tool that you and your advisor can use to follow your progress toward your degree. It outlines your degree requirements, how the courses you've previously taken fit that plan, and indicates requirements that must still be fulfilled.
Q4: What kinds of on-campus housing opportunities are offered?
The University offers a variety of on-campus living options for students. Transfer students traditionally live on Alumni Quad. However, the University at Albany does not guarantee housing for transfer students. Please refer to Residential Life website for more information.
Q5: What kinds of services exist for off-campus living?
There are many opportunities available for transfers in the Capital District area who wish to live off campus. You may wish to obtain further information from the web site at: http://www.albany.edu/housing/offcampus.shtml
Q6: What about Day Care Services?
There are a number of day care services offered throughout the Capital District area. You may wish to do an online search or consult the yellow pages of the phone book for locations and phone numbers. Additionally, there is a day care center on campus. Information for U-kids Day Care can be accessed on line at: http://campuschildrenscenter.com. Please keep in mind that wait-lists exist for many day care centers, so contact those of interest as soon as possible.
Q7: What do I need to complete before Orientation?
ReviewAdvisement Information found in the "Choosing Classes" section of the Welcome Website and follow directives for your major. Activate your MyUAlbany and University email accounts and memorize your Net ID and password. Write down all your questions so that you remember to ask them.