New Transfer Student Checklist

As soon as a new student deposits, McDaniel does all it can to connect the new student to the community and prepare the student for arrival.

In the summer prior to arriving to the Hill, the First Year Program connects students to one another and the community through social media and in person communication and activities; support for a placement exam process; a connection to a faculty advisor for the advising process and class registration; a connection to the a student Peer Mentor and a lot of support for all the “to do” items before arriving to campus in August.

KICK-OFF ROUND: KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK ON THESE DEADLINES!

Transfer students for Fall, 2018, scroll down to connect to your next action steps and checklist for preparation and arrival!

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY - Summary of DUE DATES/DEADLINES:

  • AS SOON AS YOU DEPOSIT:
    • "Read welcome email (McDaniel will start sending out welcome emails for transfers on approximately May 1st), activate account, complete financial aid pieces, read your McDaniel email daily, register with Student Academic Support Services if you need accommodations, join the closed FB group to connect!
  • MAY 14
    • McDaniel Local Pre-Orientation registration form - EARLY BIRD DEADLINE! (if you are attending optional pre-orientation, open to both FY and Transfer students)
  • JUNE 1
    • McDaniel Local Pre-Orientation registration form (if you are attending optional pre-orientation)
  • JUNE 25
    • Submit your picture online for your McDaniel 1Card/ID card
  • JUNE 27
  • JULY 15
    • Submit Health form
  • AUGUST 22 (opens AUGUST 1)
    • Complete Online courses in Alcohol Edu and Haven
  • AUGUST 23
    • Move-in Day & Orientation begins

MORE DETAILED SCOOP!

ROUND 1 – WELCOME, ACTIVATE, READ, SMILE AND REGISTER FOR MCD LOCAL!

  • Read the “Welcome” Email you will receive from Admissions: This email will come to your personal email account (the one you used when applying). In this email, you will be given directions on how to log into the admissions website and access your McDaniel username and ID. Your McDaniel username will also serve as your McDaniel email address. (For example, if your username is emg003, then your McDaniel email address is emg003@mcdaniel.edu).
  • Activate your Account with your McDaniel username and ID. Watch this video to learn how »
  • Read your McDaniel email! Need help reading email or more information about McDaniel’s technology resources? Find additional resources and help online or call our IT HELP DESK at 410-871-3390
  • Submit your McDaniel 1Card/ID Picture NOW but no later than JUNE 25! Learn more here »
  • Learn more about attending one of the optional, life-changing pre-orientation McDaniel Local experiences this summer. Early bird registration ends May 14th; final registration deadline is June 1st.

ROUND 2 – MONEY, INFO AND CONNECT ONLINE!

ROUND 3 – COLLEGE LIFE TO DO FORMS!

ROUND 4 – THAT THING CALLED ACADEMICS!

  • First Stop (410-857-2790) should contact you with the name of your faculty advisor based on your declared major with admissions. Please contact the office if you do not hear from us after your make your deposit. Please give the college about a week after your deposit to identify your advisor.
  • Complete all ACADEMIC PLACEMENT EXAMS: as applicable and as directed by your department advisor.
  • Log into BlackBoard and complete the following placement exams as per the direction of your advisor. If you need help understanding this process, please watch this video tutorial »
    • English
    • Math
      • Contact for questions is Dr. Hamblen atshamblen@mcdaniel.edu
      • Want to brush up on your skills before you take the Math placement exam? Click here for practice tests in Arithmetic and Algebra, or visit PurpleMath.com (see "Preliminary Topics" and "Beginning Algebra Topics").
    • Second Language
      • Contact is Dr. Motard-Noar at mmotard@mcdaniel.edu)
      • Spanish, German or French — test is online in Blackboard (you may test in more than one language)
      • If you need to take a placement exam in ASL, Chinese, Latin, or Arabic, please email your request to the First Year Team at firstyearteam@mcdaniel.edu

ROUND 5 – CONNECT WITH YOUR ADVISOR AND GET SOME CLASSES!

  • WHEN IS ADVISING?
    • First Stop (410-857-2790) should contact you with the name of your faculty advisor based on your declared major with admissions. Please contact the office if you do not hear from us after your make your deposit. Please give the college about a week after your deposit to identify your advisor.
    • Once you have your advisor assignment, connect with the professor/advisor to set up a time to meet/talk about class selection.
    • Learn more about First-Year Advising and Class Registration.