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What is Transfer Quest?

Transfer Quest is a program designed to specifically meet the needs of transfer students. The needs of transfer students differe greatly from those of new freshmen. The core of this program is made up of academic advising and class registration, which we supplement with information about campus resources and culture.

How is the Transfer Quest session for Virginia Community College students different from the other sessions?

Programmatically, all of the content is identical.  The difference is related to academic advising.  Since the curricula in the VCC system is standardized, all of our advisors are able to focus on one set of transfer course equivilencies which will make the advising more streamlined.

If you are a Virginia Community College transfer student unable to attend this session, you will NOT be at any disadvantage.  Our advisors will be prepared to assist you at any of our sessions, and we hold back seats in classes for each of our sessions, so course availability is even across the board.

What should I bring?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring an umbrella, raincoat, or poncho, since the summer weather in Radford is very unpredictable, and you will be moving form building to building.

Where is check-in? What time is check-in?

Check in will take place in Peters Hall. Check in will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.  and will continue until 8:45 a.m. We recommend that you be present no later than 8:45 a.m. in order to get your ID picture taken and arrive on time for the opening welcome which begins at 9:00 a.m.

What time of the day does the program conclude?

The program will conclude at 2:00 with an Information Fair where all key offices will be present to address any questions or concerns. Once students have had time to meet with these offices they may depart. Previous attendees have left around 3:00 p.m.

What offices will be available while I'm on campus?

Since all orientation programs are held during the work week, all campus offices will be open 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (RU's summer schedule). To make it convenienvet for you and your faimly, each orientation program concludes with an "Information Fair" in which all key offices will be available in a central location to address your questions and concerns.

Should I bring a parent/guest with me?

We request that if you are new to this process that a parent be present. However, you are not required to bring anyone along with you. You will not be at any disadvantage for not having a parent/guest with you.

Can I bring my young kids?

Family members of all ages, including young children, may attend as guests. Each will be assessed the guest fee. However, we recommend that you or your family make alternate child care arrangements for very young children if possible. There are no provisions for child care in our orientation programs. Moreover, parents and students are in information sessions and panels almost continually, and young children will undoubtedly find little to engage them during those sessions.

I graduated high school with my associate's degree. Should I attend a freshmen or Transfer quest?

We recommend that you attend Quest or Quest Express rather than Transfer Quest. Even though you will be entering RU with junior academic status, you will otherwise have far more in common with new freshmen.

What if I cannot arrive on time?

We request that all students be present for the entire time. If this is not possible for some reason please contact us in New Student Programs at (540)831-5923.

What if I need to leave early?

We request that all students be present for the entire time. If this is not possible for some reason please contact us in New Student Programs at (540)831-5923.

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