We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August. You should plan to attend new student Orientation. There will be special additional sessions within new student Orientation for transfer students. Your Orientation group will be comprised of transfer students and your Orientation group leaders will include transfer students.
After you make your matriculation deposit, we will mail you you information (via U.S. mail) about how to set up your Swarthmore email account and complete the electronic New Student Forms. Please be sure to complete all of the required new student Forms, including the Advising questionnaire, Voluntary Disability Disclosure form (if applicable) and the Housing questionnaire. We use the Advising questionnaire to match you with an academic advisor, and you will first talk with your academic advisor when you arrive on campus in August.
All Transfer Students will receive more information about housing in early July, and can expect to receive their room assignment information on August 1. Please contact Isaiah Thomas (Director of Residential Communities) with any additional questions regarding housing.
Please read the Registrar's website for academic guidance for Transfer Students.
Currently, there are approximately 50 enrolled students who transferred to Swarthmore. Students who transfer to Swarthmore arrive as sophomores or juniors.
If you have questions and you are unsure who to ask, please contact your assigned dean: Associate Dean of Academic Success Liz Derickson. Your dean can help if you are experiencing difficulties and can connect you to resources that might be useful to you. Every student has an assigned dean. All new transfer students in 2020 are assigned to Dean Derickson. If you wish to change your dean assignment at any time, please email Dean Tomoko Sakomura (Assistant Vice President and Dean of Academic Success, Associate Professor of Art History).