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Published on 10/19/2023 02:00 PM

By Sydnie Harrell ’24, Texas A&M University Office of Undergraduate Studies

Texas A&M University celebrates National Transfer Student Week (NTSW) annually during the third week of October. This year, Texas A&M is recognizing NTSW by hosting five days of events and by highlighting transfer student experiences and campus resources.

Year-round, the university offers a wide variety of resources within the Transfer Student Program to help transferring Aggies achieve academic success and find community. Here are some helpful resources to plug in and get connected at Texas A&M.

Transfer Student Program

The Transfer Student Program, also known as TSP, assists transfer students in adjusting to Texas A&M so they can make the most out of their academic home. The TSP is located on the second floor of Hotard Hall. Walk-ins are welcome.
  • They Were New Once, Too: TSP Peer Mentors

TSP Peer Mentors are fellow Aggie transfer students ready to share useful academic advice and help transfer students get connected with resources on and off campus. “I became a transfer student peer mentor because I wanted the opportunity to connect with students by building relationships with them. I have loved hearing their stories and learning about their interests, majors and aspirations,” said TSP Peer Mentor Stephanie Portales.

  • Find Your People: Transfer Village & Lounge

The Transfer Village & Lounge is a place for transfer students to study, connect with peers and relax. It has a study area, private loungers, a TV, a charging station, games and snacks. “The Transfer Village & Lounge is a great place to relax, bring a meal or snack, study, or take a break,” Portales said.

  • Pro Tips: Transfer Connection Workshops

Transfer Connection Workshops are designed to help ease the transition to Texas A&M. In the academic workshops, also referred to as “Aggiedemics,” TSP Peer Mentors discuss academic tips and resources. “Career workshops help students prepare for their professional careers. Topics may include resume building, interview tips, how to find internships and what to do now to prepare for your future career,” said TSP Peer Mentor Sarah Johnson.

  • Word on the Street: TSP Media

Sharing news and staying in touch with fellow transfer students is easy. The TSP has a podcast, newsletter and an Instagram account, @tamutransferprogram. The “Pass it Back” podcast is hosted by TSP Peer Mentors and can be listened to on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. The “TSP Pulse” newsletter features TSP events and activities and is published on the OSS website.

In addition to taking advantage of the transfer-specific resources offered by the TSP, transfer students can visit the Student Success Help Desk, the Academic Success Center, the Math Learning Center and the University Writing Center.

“There are so many awesome resources available to transfer students,” Johnson said. “Coming to Texas A&M was a big and very scary adjustment for me. I wish I had taken advantage of TSP and all the helpful resources available.”

Find more information about Texas A&M student resources by visiting the Undergraduate Studies website and following @tamuundergrads on Instagram.