Every semester students transfer to AMC from colleges all across the country. As such, transfer students are an integral part of the vibrant AMC community. However, transfer students come to us with their own unique set of needs as they navigate the enrollment process and transition to their new surroundings. As such, we have a day dedicated just for transfer students and their families.
Transfer SOAR days are one-day orientation sessions designed to assist transfer students in their transition to the Anna Maria College community. Informational sessions cover topics such as:
- Academic Expectations
- Campus Support Services
- Financial Planning
- Public Safety
In addition, students will complete such necessary enrollment steps as:
- Accuplacer testing (if necessary)
- Student ID photos
- Virtual Campus Introduction
- Transfer Credit Review and Course Schedule Adjustments
The review of transfer student transcripts is completed by the Registrar’s Office throughout the spring and summer. The Office of Academic Advising in conjunction with faculty members from each of our schools connects with transfer students individually throughout the summer to confirm information and discuss/confirm appropriate course scheduling. The transfer SOAR date provides an opportunity for transfer students to make final adjustments to their course schedule and get a jumpstart on the semester!
Summer 2014 Transfer SOAR date
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Student Orientation And Registration
SOAR days are one-day orientation sessions designed to introduce students to the Anna Maria College community. Both students and family members attend sessions designed specifically for their needs to discuss important information regarding successful enrollment and student transition to the college. Informational sessions cover topics such as:
The AMC orientation team will be available all summer to assist our new students and their families in all matters associated with successful transition to the AMC community. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
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*All students are required to attend either one SOAR date or one week of the Esther’s Dream Summer Bridge program*
We excitedly await your arrival this summer. To assist in your transition to Anna Maria we are offering a few different options for your orientation. For freshmen, you can choose either a one day SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) program where you will register for classes, meet new
classmates and participate in a variety of activities; or, you can register for one of our three, week-long Esther’s Dream programs. Click on any of the links below to learn more
about the programs offered. For transfers, a one half day SOAR program is offered for you to register for classes. An enthusiastic and welcoming staff awaits you at the program you choose.
And, of course, family and guests are welcome to attend whichever program you choose. Special sessions are offered that will provide valuable information. During SOAR, there will be special programming for parents that will address a variety of topics related to their sons’ and daughters’ transition to college. A similar session will be offered on the Friday morning of each Esther’s Dream program.
*students choose to attend either one SOAR date or one week of Esther’s Dream*
Click below for information on each program:
|Accuplacer Placement Testing|
I have questions about Student Orientation, who should I contact?
Adam Duggan, Director of Academic Advising & First Year Experience, email@example.com or (508) 849-3424. OR (508) 849-3430
Lisa Saverese, Director of Student Activities, firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 849-3312.
I have questions on Fall housing, who should I contact?
Michelle Chapman, Director of Residence Life, email@example.com or (508) 849-3271. You can also visit the Residence Life page.
I have questions on Student Billing, who should I contact?
Jessica Sabourin, Manager of Student Accounts, firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 849-3222. You can also visit the Student Accounts page.
Director of Academic Advising and First-Year Experience
Esther’s Dream’s primary focus is academic rigor and preparation for the independence of college. After three years of the program, over 90% of the student participants have achieved first semester college grades higher than their high school grades. Currently, for the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes, the average GPA for Esther’s Dream participants is higher than the average GPA of students who did not participate in this program. In short, it works!
This December, students who participated in the Summer 2013 program were asked to reflect on the impact their experience had on their first semester. Here’s a sample of what they had to say: