FAQs for Admitted Transfer Students

Which of my credits will transfer?

Determination of credit transfer and registration for classes will both occur during Welcome Weekend. Your academic advisor will ensure that you are able to take the classes necessary to make progress towards your degree and be on track for on-time  graduation. With that in mind, please understand that you may not have the most ideal schedule your first semester, and you may need to spend time visiting departments for registration overrides. Past experience has shown that a flexible attitude is essential to keeping this a stress-free process.

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When do I register for classes? 

The registration process consists of three steps. The first step you will need to complete prior to arrival at Notre Dame, while the  other two will occur during Welcome Weekend. 

Details about the staged return of students and welcome activities for new students will be shared as they are finalized, with an update provided no later than June 15, 2020 by the Office of Student AffairsView the latest information about the fall semester.

Please Review All Three Steps Carefully

Honor Code: As a member of the Notre Dame academic community, you must know and uphold Notre Dame’s Academic Code of Honor. You must complete the Honor Code Orientation, an interactive online tutorial, pass the Honor Code quiz, and electronically sign the Honor Code pledge after passing the quiz. You will need to log in to sakai.nd.edu and click on the NetID Login, then the “ND Honor Code” tab under the “Quick Links” bar on the top of the page. You will not be able to register for classes until you have successfully passed the online tutorial and electronically signed the Honor Code pledge. For further details visit: honorcode.nd.edu.

Registration: During Welcome Weekend all students will meet individually with their respective academic advisor in order to fully review any coursework completed at another university in order to evaluate transfer credit. After this meeting students may register for their courses. Please refer to registrar.nd.edu for specific registration information.

ND Roll Call: You will receive an email message (to your Notre Dame email) approximately one week before classes commence with detailed instructions to complete “ND Roll Call.” By completing this process, you are informing the University of your intent to pursue classes for the semester. In addition, this process allows domestic students verification of
attendance for loan deferments, insurance purposes, and scholarships, and it allows financial aid awards to be disbursed. This email will ask you to complete ND Roll Call immediately, but as a new incoming student you will be unable to do so until after you register for classes here on campus.

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Does Notre Dame offer disability services?

To become eligible for accommodations, a student must register with Sara Bea Disability Services by providing recent documentation of their disability. Registered students are responsible for requesting accommodations each semester. For more information, please visit Sara Bea Disability Services.

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Will I be able to live on campus? 

There are a limited number of rooms available in on-campus housing for transfer students. All new first-year students are required to live on campus. All students must complete an online housing application. All correspondence regarding housing assignments will be sent to your Notre Dame email account. Please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing directly with any questions regarding this process. Their office can be reached at (574) 631-5878 or ResidentialLife@nd.edu.  

If you are interested in living off-campus, information regarding housing options in the South Bend area can be found at offcampus.nd.edu.

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Is there an orientation? 

Welcome Weekend starts several days before classes begin and comprises of academic advising and registration as well as a multitude of social activities. Your family is welcome to join you at a number of Welcome Weekend activities.

However, we want to stress that while parents are most definitely welcome, their attendance is not required. We do not want parents, particularly of international students, to feel pressured to invest significant time and expense in order to attend Welcome Weekend.

If you will be moving into a residence hall, you will have access on the first day of Welcome Weekend. Early move-in is not available, so if you arrive prior to the start of the program, you will need to make alternative lodging arrangements for that night.

A complete Welcome Weekend itinerary can be found at welcomeweekend.nd.edu.

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I have decided to accept your offer of admissions; what do I do next? 

Refer to the Important Information & Checklist for a complete list of materials required to complete your confirmation. Once we have received your confirmation, we will send your confirmation email instructions to activate your Notre Dame account and email, as well as other important enrollment tasks you must complete before arriving on campus.

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