Online Orientation for Transfer Students

Newly admitted transfer students must complete Online Transfer Student Orientation where they will receive information pertinent to their unique and collective needs.  Instructions and next steps will be sent from the Office of Transfer Student Programming to students' MSU official e-mail accounts.

Follow the checklist below in order:

  • Complete the admissions process;
  • be admitted to the University; 
  • activate your MSU student e-mail account;
  • tender your confirmation fee ($150 deposit);
  • complete online transfer student orientation;
  • receive "credit evaluation complete" e-mail notice from Transfer Evaluation & Articulation (TEA); 
  • after receipt of TEA e-mail, present (in person or electronically) your online orientation certificate of completion to your adviser and schedule an in-person or virtual advising session; and
  • register for classes (you will be notified by the Office of Transfer Student Programming via your Morgan e-mail account when course registration opens for you).

Need to Know...about Transfer Student Orientation

Be certain you have submitted the final transcript from your former school in order to avoid registering for courses you have already taken and satisfactorily completed.  If you complete a course at Morgan for which you have already received a passing grade from a former school and you receive a lower grade at Morgan, the Morgan grade will prevail on your transcript.  Also, failure to submit all transcripts from all institutions you have attended previously to the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment may be grounds for dismissal.  Make certain your paperwork is complete!

Be certain you have submitted to the Undergraduate Office of Admission and Recruitment your final transcript(s).  Review your credit evaluation carefully for errors or missing courses.  If you have questions contact Transfer Evaluation and Articulation (TEA) at  You may also call TEA at 443-885-3300.

Finally, be certain to also submit as quickly as possible for evaluation all alternative credits you have completed successfully; i.e., Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP examination credits.

If you have not been assigned an advisor, contact the Transfer Coordinator for your school.  When you have completed online transfer student orientation, your transfer coordinator can help you identify your advisor.  Meeting with an advisor after completion of online transfer student orientation is mandatory.  


College/School Transfer
Location E-mail Phone
College of Liberal Arts
(including undecided majors)
Dr. Joanna Crosby HLMS 309 443-885-1807
School of Architecture and Planning Mr. Evan Richardson CEBI 104B 443-885-4309
School of Computer, Mathematical,
 and Natural Sciences
Mr. Claton Lewis DX 200E 443-885-4515
Graves School of Business
and Management
Ms. Marsha Logan GSBM 407G 443-885-1600
School of Education and
Urban Studies
Dr. Glenda Prime BANN 315J 443-885-1908
School of Engineering Dr. Monica Poindexter ENGM 108 443-885-4312
School of Community Health
and Policy
Ms. Shelia Richburg JENK 325 443-885-4288
School of Social Work Ms. Dawn Thurman JENK 334A 443-885-3538
School of Global Journalism
& Communication
Mr. Carl Hyden COMM 365A 443-885-3744


Reminder:  You must complete online orientation, AND have a complete evaluation of your transfer credits before scheduling an advising appointment.  Appointments are generally virtual, i.e., chat, email, video chat, etc.; however, in-person advising will be scheduled if you request it.  

Rev 10/21/2019