Admitted Transfer Student

Checklist for Transfer, Reentry/Readmit, Adult (25+), and Online Program Students

Congratulations New Ranger! No matter where you're from, whether you're pursuing a degree or a certificate, transferring from another school, or living on or off campus, you've joined a rich academic and cultural history, and we're proud to call you a Ranger.  Reserve your spot at Parkside by following these next steps.

step 1

Activate Your Parkside Account & Check Your Ranger Mail Regularly 

To access the Incoming Student Onboarding Course on Canvas (included in step two below), you will need to activate your account. From this point on, all important campus communication will go through Ranger Mail, your campus email address. It is imperative that you check this email frequently! 

step 2

Attend a Welcome Webinar & Complete the Incoming Student Onboarding Course in Canvas

Welcome Webinars are optional and hosted once a week to help get you started on your next steps at Parkside! Registration is available on the Transfer Orientation website.

In order to schedule an advising appointment and register for classes you will need to complete the Incoming Student Onboarding Course in Canvas. This should take you no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

step 3

Turn in Transcripts & Review Placements

Please make sure that any outstanding transcripts (college and high school) have been received by Admissions. Having the most up to date transcripts will ensure your credit evaluation is complete. 

All incoming students (who do not have transferable Math & English college credit) will receive their initial Math and English placements based on their transfer GPA. We ask all students to review their placements based on their GPA and/or additional scores on our placement website. 

step 4

Review Resources & Attend a Campus Event

Various optional Transfer Student Connection Events are held to provide students with the opportunity to learn about campus resources and success tools at Parkside. 

Transfer One Stop events are optional in-person programs that will allow students to obtain their Ranger ID Card, parking pass, register for classes in-person with an advisor, apply for housing, and speak with various campus departments.

You can also find answers to our most commonly asked questions form incoming students by checking out our Parkside Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) located on the Transfer Orientation website.

step 5

Apply for Financial Aid & Housing (If Needed)

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to see if you qualify for financial aid. For questions, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office.

If you are interested in living on campus, make sure you fill out your housing contract. Questions regarding living on campus can be sent to the Housing and Residence Life Office.

If you need assistance or help
please reach out to our admissions team:


Admissions Department






Location:  Student Center D105 
Parking: Parking Lot A 
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