World of Transfer Excellence

The World of Transfer Excellence is for new transfer students who have excelled academically at their previous institution and are now joining the UAlbany community. Through coursework, networking, community service and fun events happening at UAlbany, new transfer students are sure to quickly make new friends and learn what it means to be a great, Great Dane. The World of Transfer Excellence is open to all majors who meet the GPA criteria and have received a letter of invitation.

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There is space on Freedom Apartments to live with other students in the World of Transfer Excellence, however living together is optional. You can be a part of this community whether you live on Freedom Apartments, somewhere else on campus, commute or attend remotely! Living with other transfers who have similar goals and interests means you will have a supportive network of peers right from the start. You can study together and attend social and co-curricular programming together. Friendships form quickly in Transfer Communities!


The World of Transfer Excellence will take a ONE CREDIT transfer seminar together in the fall semester of your first year here, and attend UAlbany events together. The seminars are fun and only meet once a week. Many students find them to be excellent ways to learn about UAlbany and meet other transfer students.

Fall 2021 Transfer Community Course
Transfer Seminar: RSSW 291: Community Service Course with Darlene Poirier

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Field trips to various local attractions: The Egg, Washington Park, New York State Museum, Crossgates Mall
  • Guest speakers from various campus resources, offices and academic departments
  • Attend UAlbany spirit events: Big Purple Growl, Homecoming and Clash of the Quads 
  • Networking and leadership events 
  • Community service
  • Be a part of All-World events with our other Transfer Community members, as well as, the L-LC Communities!

Students at a community service event.


As a member of a Transfer Community you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow Transfer Community members. Tackle courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

Transfer Transition Leaders: Learn the ropes from an undergraduate peer mentor who also transferred into UAlbany. Transfer Transition Leaders are highly motivated students who have successfully transitioned to UAlbany. They are terrific academic and social resources. 

If you are an active member within your Transfer Community and want to help future transfer students, you could become a Transfer Transition Leader for the World of Transfer Excellence after your first semester!

Lead Staff Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom!
World of Transfer Excellence Lead Faculty: Professor Darlene Poirier

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the Transfer Communities! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your community! World Representatives are elected by the Transfer Community to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Transfer Excellence is open to all majors who meet GPA and transfer credit eligibility. If eligible, you will see an additional application for the World of Transfer Excellence when you login to fill our your housing application with Residential Life.