NATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENT WEEK
OCTOBER 17-21, 2022
WHAT IS NTSW?
NISTS organizes National Transfer Student Week to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journeys.
Today's students are transferring more than ever before. As transfer champions, it's vitally important that we build awareness of common transfer barriers and the diverse student needs and identities within our transfer populations. Although the transition between institutions is inherently complex, we believe that transfer is a good and valuable pathway to bachelor's degree completion.
Join us for this annual event, every third week of October, to challenge
assumptions, build empathy, and instill transfer pride on your campus.
Help others understand the complexity of transfer mobility by sharing student stories and data.
Host events and activities that celebrate the diversity of the transfer student experience on your campus.
LAST YEAR'S THEME
If you guessed that last year's theme was a play on the old adage “to walk a mile in someone’s shoes,” you are right! We hope you’ll agree it was perfect for spotlighting transfer student stories and spreading the word about this amazing, talented, and resilient group of students.
Stay tuned to this space for updates about this year's theme, coming summer 2022!
THE POWER OF STORIES
Although transfer-focused research has increased over the years, scholarship alone cannot provide a full picture of the transfer student experience. National Transfer Student Week offers the perfect opportunity to highlight transition struggles and successes and unite your campus partners in advocating on behalf of your specific transfer population. The transfer stories below reflect a small fraction of the first-hand accounts we’ve heard through the years and may be similar to your students’ experiences.
What type of stories do you tend to hear? How might they inform new and existing transfer initiatives at your institution?
I got really good grades in high school and even earned some dual enrollment credits. I was accepted to several schools, but...
I thought I wanted a big university experience, but going there wasn't what I expected at all. Nothing felt right, so...
I started college at a small university so that I could save money by living at home. It turns out I didn't take the right pre-reqs...
I started college after high school but dropped out when my daughter was born. Now that all my kids are grown, I've decided to go back...