TransferFIT is an optional but recommended 15-week experiential learning course (ACE 310) specifically designed for transfer students to help ease the transition and welcome students to the University of Nevada, Reno.
The first week of TransferFIT takes place August 19-24, 2023 with in-person structured days. The remaining 14 weeks will incorporate self-paced, asynchronous assignments and events.
*This program is not designed for first-year students who enrolled in dual credit during high school.
ACE 310 course description
ACE 310 – TransferFIT
August 19-December 8
Satisfies CO9 requirement (Science, Technology, and Society)
Course description: A 15-week, experiential course with in-person and self-guided expectations exclusively for transfer students. Students will work with a student mentor who was a transfer student and other new transfer students, practice using campus resources, and improve their digital literacy skills as it relates to being a student in the 21st century. The course begins with welcome activities and events during NevadaFIT week (August 19-24) and continues with self-paced, asynchronous content during the fall semester. Spots are limited and students must apply on the NevadaFIT website and be accepted to attend.
In this course, students will:
- Get to know other transfer students
- Work with a student mentor who was a transfer student
- Become familiar with the University campus and resources
- Practice identifying and utilizing student resources
- Participate in campus events, such as Opening Ceremony
- Attend transfer-focused sessions
- Participate in the Digital Wolf Pack Initiative curriculum
- Create an e-portfolio
Applying to TransferFIT
TransferFIT is required for all transfer students living in the Transfer LLC. Transfer students who are not living in the Transfer LLC are not required to participate in TransferFIT, but again are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is July 1.