Transfer Student Advising

Welcome to the Nest!

New Transfer Student Update

Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to Westfield State University!

In the Office of Academic Advising, we want to introduce you to the academic support and resources our university has to offer. Evaluating your transcript in consultation with your department chair and creating your class schedule are important first steps. We are here to guide you through the advising process to ensure that you have all the information necessary to successfully transition as a Westfield State University student.

Newly accepted transfer students will be contacted by Brittany Garand, our Transfer, Evening, and Returning Student Advisor. She will assist new transfer students with building their first course schedule and providing additional support to launch our new students into a successful first semester at Westfield State University.

Join the Nest -- First Steps

The following steps will help you make a smooth landing:

  1. Activate the student email account and MyWestfield student portal. Don’t forget to sign up for the Emergency Notification System through MyWestfield. See here for information on how to link the student email to your phone.  For assistance with how to login to MyWestfield, please click here for instructions, or contact supportdesk@westfield.ma.edu for login assistance.
  2. Ready to start building your course schedule for next semester? Fill out the course preference questionnaire. Schedules are built based on course availability, what courses a student has taken previously, degree planning, and recommendations from the Department Chair of the declared major. The sooner we collect answers, the better opportunity we will have to honor your preferences.
  3. Complete the required forms and action items in your Admissions Welcome Enrollment Packet. This includes information about submitting your final transcript, health documents (vaccinations and enrolling/ waiving insurance), housing agreement (if applicable) and proof of residency form. Any questions about the Welcome Enrollment Packet can be directed to Admissions at admissions@westfield.ma.edu.
  4. Connect with your resources! 
  • Reach out to your Department Chair if you have any specific questions about your intended major. Our office will be working with them to ensure that your degree progress is on track and to get course recommendations.
  • If you were on an IEP or 504 plan during high school, or have a documented disability and have questions about the college process regarding accommodations, email Disability Services at ds@westfield.ma.edu.
  • If you are a veteran or are military-connected, contact the Veteran and Military Services office.
  • If you were previously part of a TRIO Student Support Services Program at another institution, be sure to connect with TRIO at Westfield State. Click here for more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and for the application.
  • All financial aid questions can be directed to financialaid@westfield.ma.edu.
Spring 2023 -- Next Steps

Are you ready for classes? The Spring 2023 semester begins Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

To help you get ready, we created a Spring 2023 checklist. This list contains important next steps from purchasing your books, paying your student bill, to completing your welcome or enrollment packet, and more.

Click here to access the Spring 2023 Next Steps Checklist.

The following videos are brief tutorials on using different tools located in your MyWestfield.

Academic Advising Center

Contact us

Office of Academic Advising
Fall 2022 Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Scanlon 258-267