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Date: Sep 29, 2010
Hofstra to Host Transfer Open House October 8
Transfer to Hofstra – A Move in the Right Direction
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra University Office of Undergraduate Admission is hosting a Transfer Open House on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Check-in at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus. Please register online at hofstra.edu/admissionevent or call 1-800-HOFSTRA.
At the Transfer Open House students will meet representatives from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Hofstra University Honors College; School of Communication; and School of Education, Health and Human Services.
Transfer students are encouraged to take this opportunity to ask students, faculty and administrators what it is truly like to be a member of this active community. Residence hall tours will also be available. Students interested in transferring to Hofstra are encouraged to attend and learn about the transfer process, speak with current transfer students and attend presentations on academic and student affairs. Please bring copies of all transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities.
“Your credits now go further at Hofstra,” says Dr. Herman Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We have maximized the transferability of credits to meet Hofstra degree requirements. More than ever before, we are making the transfer experience as seamless as possible.”
After finishing a year or two at another institution, transfer students are eager to focus on a major. To make this transition easier, we give new transfer students greater flexibility in fulfilling their general education requirements – Hofstra’s “Distribution” – with coursework from their prior institution. For example, any three or more credit transfer science class will fulfill the “Natural Science” distribution category, and any three or more credit transfer psychology class will fulfill the “Behavior Social Science” distribution category. It is possible for transfer student bringing in one or more years of transfer credit to fulfill most or all general education distribution requirements before starting their first semester at Hofstra.
Admission Office Hours
The Office of Undergraduate Admission is open Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m..; Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. until 7 p.m..; Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. (summer hours) and Saturday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m..
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Health System School of Medicine at Hofstra University, in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health Systems, is scheduled to begin its first class in fall 2011. Home to the final 2008 presidential debate, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the award-winning Educate ‘08 civic education series. Hofstra launched a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary in September.
Related Link: Transfer Admission Page