Transfer Student Orientation

Registration is currently open for students starting in January 2018.  Registration for students starting in August 2018 will be available in February 2018.

Transfer New Student Orientation is a one-day program specifically for students who are new to Indiana State University but have some experience and previous coursework at a community college or other four-year institution.  Students with dual credit and College Challenge credits only are still considered first-year (freshman) students.  All new transfer students are required to attend orientation. Families and guests of students are encouraged to attend but not required. 

Transfer students no longer need to schedule their own advising appointments.  Advising appointments will be provided to the student at their orientation.  

To register for Transfer Orientation,  follow these three easy steps:

Step 1: Activate your Sycamore Login (Student Portal).
  • Your University ID number can be found on your Letter of Acceptance from the Office of Admissions or your invitation to New Student Orientation.
  • Note the detailed requirements when choosing your password.
  • Once your Login is activated, your username will be displayed.  Keep both your username and password in a safe place.  You will use this often throughout college.  Usernames are typically the first letter of your first name, with your last name, and possibly a digit.  For example, Sycamore Sam's Sycamore Login may be ssam17.  Sam's full email address would be
Step 2: Register for New Student Orientation using your new Sycamore Login and password: Register Online »
  • Be sure to click "Submit" at the end to make sure your spot is saved.  Confirmation and reminder emails will be sent to your new Sycamore Email Account.
Step 3: Access your Sycamore Email and check it often.

If you're having difficulty registering for Orientation, please call the Office of New Student Transition Programs, toll-free at 1-800-GO-TO-ISU or 812-237-2121 or email.

All transfer students will be assessed a fee on their first e-bill for new student orientation.  No fees are due at the time you register for orientation.