For Transfer Students

Academic Advising

Welcome to Salve Regina! This webpage lists important deadlines, links and resources you will need prior to the start of classes. Questions about the specific items listed below should be directed to the contacts on the linked pages. Otherwise, contact Hannah Cazzetta, academic advising coordinator, for further assistance.

You will receive emails with information about course registration and academic advising shortly after your deposit is processed. Once you have received your Salve Regina credentials and your credits have been evaluated, you are welcome to begin registering for courses.

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New Seahawk Orientation provides new students with an educational and enjoyable introduction to life at Salve Regina. You will meet new people, learn about University resources and policies, and explore the campus and Newport community. New Seahawk Orientation features several signature events, including the day of service and Convocation. In addition, a variety of evening activities will be offered throughout the week.

Please note that New Seahawk Orientation programming is mandatory for all new students, including transfer students. 

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All new students, including transfer students, are required to complete their electronic health record through Salve Regina's student health portal. For the entering class of fall 2022, the student health portal will open Monday, May 9. You are required to complete your health record by June 15.

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The Office of Disability Services ensures that students with disabilities receive appropriate academic and non-academic accommodations or adjustments in order to participate fully in the University’s educational, residential, social and recreational programs.

Specific accommodations and/or adjustments are determined by Disability Services in consultation with the student, and are based upon the disability documentation provided.

Academic accommodations and adjustments may include visual or hearing impairment technology devices, recorded texts or other assistive technology, note-taking support, scribes for exams, ASL interpreters or CART reporters, separate location for exams, extended time for exams, classroom relocation and/or accessible or preferential classroom seating. Non-academic accommodations may include housing accommodations, assistance animals and/or other co-curricular accommodations or adjustments.

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You will be enrolled in FYT200: Transfer Transitions course, a required course that meets one day a week. It's a great opportunity to meet other students who transfer to Salve Regina.

Throughout the course, you will participate in activities, assignments and discussions that explore issues relevant to new transfer students at Salve Regina. The course will introduce you to the University and its mission, the various resources and opportunities available campus-wide, and strategies for achieving academic and personal success in college.

Our student employment program offers opportunities for you to work on or off campus. Matriculated undergraduate students enrolled for at least 12 credits in the semester in which they work are eligible.

Most jobs are available only to students who received a federal work study award as part of their financial aid package, although there are also some specialized, skill-based positions that are open to all students regardless of award status. Positions are posted in Handshake one week prior to the start of classes. Once positions have been posted, you can use Handshake to search and apply for student employment positions.

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Make sure you are communicating with the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar for your transfer credits. Your official transfer credit evaluation will be emailed to you roughly two weeks after your acceptance. If you are currently taking courses, when grades are available, please send your official college transcript to Salve Regina University, Office of Admissions, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840. In-progress credits will not be applied to your transcript until this is received.

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All transfer students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to be considered for financial aid. Please complete the FAFSA at Financial aid awards will be emailed and mailed shortly after you are accepted, if your FAFSA is on file. 

Please note: If you are applying for the spring (January) semester, the FAFSA year is the academic year you will be matriculating at Salve Regina.

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Salve Regina provides housing to transfer students on a space-available basis. The Office of Residence Life works through the summer to house interested incoming students and advise upper-level students on off-campus housing options. Building/room assignments, roommate contact information, meal plans and important arrival dates are available to view in My Housing.

Questions? Contact the Office of Residence Life at (401) 341-2210 or

Salve Regina is approved for veterans' benefits - including Yellow Ribbon benefits - and has been named a Military Friendly School, a designation awarded to the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus.

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