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What to Expect

Arts Transfer Orientation consists of a 1-day session in August  This Orientation consists of programming that introduces new students to campus life, resources on and off campus, academic programs, and to fellow incoming students.  Transfer Orientation is also your opportunity to register for your Fall semester classes and to meet an academic advisor!

Transfers will receive a letter sent through Purchase email detailing Transfer Orientation and class registration.  The letter will have information on how to RSVP for Orientation.



Arts Transfer Orientation is a 1-day event that takes place before classes begin.  Students with on-campus housing will move into their semester housing for Arts Transfer Orientation.  There are no accomodations available for commuter students. 



Continental breakfast and lunch is provided during Transfer Orientation.  If you have special dietary needs, please contact us to make special arrangements.


Freshmen?  Transfer?  Which one am I?

Most students entering college directly from High School are considered Freshmen.  Students who have taken courses for credit after completion of High School are considered Transfers. 

However, at Purchase College, there are some circumstances where those rules do not apply!  For Example:

  • Dance, Film, Theatre Design/Technology, and Acting students who have taken college classes AFTER completion of High School are considered Freshmen.  These programs are 4-year programs at Purchase College and thus anyone entering the program will thus start with their 1st year.