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In the latest Admissions Office update, Carlos Williams reminds you that if you haven’t been to a Transfer Thursday session yet, make it a point to do so during the winter break. For more information about visiting campus, check out the Transfer Thursday website and calendar. Don’t forget to submit your financial aid paper work for 2017-2018 by the new earlier priority deadline of January 15, 2017. Be sure to check out the scholarship search tool on the website for the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards. Also in this issue, read about two transfer students who were awarded Martin Family Scholarships. Their insights on the transfer experience and their stories make for some interesting and inspiring reading!

Change is constant at the UW and it is not unusual to see a new major appear. This fall saw the introduction of the Education, Communities & Organizations major from the College of Education. Check out the article in this issue by Cassady Glass Hastings, lead faculty for the ECO program. Also in this issue, check out the services at the Commuter and Transfer Commons, a space that can provide a sense of community within the university. Learn about the new office for Student Veteran Life that was established this year by student veterans to help other student veterans navigate the university.

There are many resources for students at the UW, possibly many more than were offered at your previous school. A bit of time spent doing a thorough exploration of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Advising website can reveal many of these resources as well as answer many questions about academic issues and planning. We are sorry that UAA general advisers are not able to schedule individual appointments with prospective transfer students, but encourage you to attend Transfer Thursday in order to meet with UW general and departmental advisers. We hope you find this edition of the newsletter helpful and interesting!