Welcome Transfer Students!       

Welcome to the University at Albany! We offer two programs to transfer students to help you transition to the University at Albany. 

  • Transfer Advisement:
    • Transfer Advisement is a one-day session on various dates throughout the summer during which you will meet with your academic advisor to finalize your class schedule.
    • Transfer Advisement is necessary for some students depending on your course of study.
  • Transfer Orientation:
    • Transfer Orientation is a half day conference that takes place during the afternoon of Friday, August 24th for all new transfer students.
    • At Orientation, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different interactive sessions to help you acclimate to the community and become a successful Great Dane!
    • Transfer Orientation is required for all new transfer students.


  • Registration for Transfer Advisement and Orientation begins on May 1st through the Welcome Website. Please see our Registration page for more details on how to sign up.

Orientation Fee:

  • All transfer students are required to attend Orientation and pay an Orientation fee that is charged to the student's account.


  • Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions. We can be reached via email at orientation@albany.edu or via phone at 518-442-5509.