Information for Transfer Students
ACCREDITED BY ACBSP
Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs
School of Business
The School of Business welcomes you to explore your options in completing your business degree at Edinboro University. Our business programs are nationally accredited and you will find a faculty that is engaged with its students and willing to work with you in achieving your educational and career goals.
WHAT YOU KNOW AS A TRANSFER STUDENT
As a transfer student, you enter Edinboro University of Pennsylvania as a seasoned college student. You have an understanding of what it takes to be successful in college and already know things incoming freshmen still have to learn:
- college is really different from high school;
- planning and time management skills are imperative because you have got to manage your own course of study;
- there is no such thing as a "blow off" course or a "cake semester";
- college is what you make it.
Your previous college experience is a lever you can use to build your success at Edinboro University. To help you realize that success quickly, the Department of Business and Economics has advising sessions designed expressly for our new transfer students.
New transfer students should arrange to meet with either Dr. Timothy Few, the Department Chairperson, or Dr. Michael Engdahl, the Assistant Department Chairperson, prior to their semester of transfer or, if that is not possible, early in their semester of transfer. This meeting will cover topics of interest and importance to transfer students and offer suggestions for success as a department major. Subjects include degree requirements, course sequencing, scheduling issues, academic support and counseling services, and other germane topics.
Transfer students should call the Business and Economics Department Office (814-732-2407) and schedule a meeting with either Dr. Few or Dr. Engdahl.
ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICES
Transfer students are assigned an academic advisor from among the department faculty. We encourage you to introduce yourself to your advisor early in your first semester at Edinboro University -- certainly do so well before the "pre-registration crunch" that occurs towards the semester's end. Your advisor can help you plan your course of study and direct you to various university services. Your academic advisor is the best way to get answers to your individual questions and to meet your individual academic needs. Do remember, however, that academic advisors can only advise. Meeting your degree requirements remains your responsibility.
If you desire a different department faculty member for your academic advisor, you may request it. In most cases, your request will be honored. An "Undergraduate Advisor Change Application" can be secured in the Department Office.
COURSE TRANSFER INFORMATION
We are pleased to assist transfer students to Edinboro University and the Business & Economics department. As discussed above, it is important for new transfer students to meet with their academic advisor or department chairperson to assess how your credits from previous institutions will transfer into your business major here at Edinboro. We recognize that you have made an investment of time and money in your previous coursework and we are happy to work with you to ensure that as many of your previous courses and credits can be used in meeting program requirements.
You should be aware that the university's residency policy requires that you complete your last 30 credits of coursework at Edinboro University. Therefore, although you may be transferring many credits from previous institutions, this 30 credit minimum still applies. Also, for students transferring into the AS Business Administration program, the department requires that a minimum of 15 credits of major (business) courses are taken at Edinboro University. For the BS Business Administration program, a minimum of 30 credits of major courses must be earned at Edinboro. These credit requirements are detailed in the department's Transfer Policy.
The Edinboro University Admissions Office web page provides additional detailed information and FAQs for transferring students. In addition, The CollegeTransfer.net website provides a tool for transfer students to determine how credits taken at other institutions will transfer to Edinboro University.
For more information, please contact Dr. Timothy Few, Department Chairperson, at 814-732-2407 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are currently in the Business Admin-General (Pre) program and have completed the proper courses to declare your concentration, please click on the link below, fill it out and make an appointment to meet with the Department Chair to discuss your plan of study.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR FINANCE STUDENTS
FinanceDegree.com/Scholarships -- is a database of scholarships for anyone looking to help supplement the cost of their education. The directory filters all the available finance and business degree related scholarships that will ensure students find the ones that fit the needs.