Stetson University

Student Resources and Services


Transfer/Nontraditional Students

The Stetson University First Year and Transition Program is designed to support all students in their first year at Stetson University, including transfers and nontraditional students.

Transfer Students

Annually, over 100 students transfer to Stetson University from all over the world. We know that starting at a new school can be stressful, so we're here to help you make a seamless transition, both academically and socially. FOCUS Orientation is the start of the journey, but there are many opportunities for transfer students to feel welcome and to make their mark at Stetson University.

If you have any questions about transferring credits, check with the Office of the Registrar. A quick guide on transferring credits is available from academic advising.

Stetson University will be launching an online component of orientation so transfer students can get important information online in order to supplement orientation. Stay tuned for the latest updates on Virtual Orientation!

Nontraditional Students

At Stetson University, we use the term "nontraditional student" to refer to the members of our community older than 24. Nontraditional students are both unique and essential to the vibrancy of Stetson University's student body. We in the First Year and Transition Program want to ensure you have all the resources you need to be successful in pursuing your academic endeavors.

We begin this process during FOCUS Orientation, where all transfer and nontraditional students are placed in a FOCUS group together with a leader who is attuned to the group's needs. Download a copy of last year's orientation schedule for transfer/nontraditional students to get an idea of the plan this year!

Getting Involved

At Stetson University, transfer and nontraditional students quickly become involved in campus life and become active members and leaders in student organizations, academic organizations, athletics, club sports, Greek life, community service programs and more. Stetson University is a welcoming and inclusive community. We look forward to working with you.

Helpful Dates

  • Aug. 17 - 21 - FOCUS Orientation
  • Aug. 18 - classes begin
  • Aug. 24 - Student Organizational Fair
  • Sept. 27 - 28 - Family and Friends Weekend
  • Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 - Nontraditional Student Week of Celebration (more information as it gets closer!)
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