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Creating a better transfer student experience. Together.

NISTS is the only national organization solely
focused on transfer student success.

We empower practitioners, faculty, and administrators to be transfer champions – agents, connectors, and advocates – who challenge the status quo to create holistic and inclusive transfer student experiences. No matter your role, or whether you work at a two- or four-year institution, we're here to support your work.

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Using Data in Our Work with Transfer Students

This practical how-to guide is for faculty, staff, and administrators seeking to understand transfer students' varied needs and how to best support their learning and success.  The guide presents a framework for gathering, analyzing, and communicating transfer-focused data and includes several scenarios to illustrate steps in the process. 

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VIRTUAL  |  FEBRUARY 1-3, 2023

PORTLAND, OR  |  FEBRUARY 22-24, 2023

The NISTS annual conference provides relevant and practical strategies for improving transfer student programs and supports at community colleges and universities.

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