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Transfer Assessment

The Transfer Student Assessment is a University requirement, which consists of two parts: the Transfer Student Survey (TSS) and the Biographical Questionnaire (BioQ). Both must be completed during the initial, entering semester for all undergraduate transfer students, prior to pre-registration for the following semester. Transfer students will have a hold placed on their record one week prior to pre-registration. This hold will prevent students from registering for classes until completing the TSS and the BioQ.

Part 1

  • All entering, first-time, undergraduate transfer students attending Preview will receive instructions about completing the TSS prior to attending Preview. Click here and scroll down to the Placement Testing & Assessments section for more information.
  • All first-time, undergraduate transfer students not attending Preview will receive a personal invitation to take the TSS shortly after the beginning of the fall or spring semester (those entering in summer will receive the invitation in the fall semester). The invitation willonly be e-mailed to transfer students' ODU e-mail addresses. For those students who have not completed the TSS two weeks prior to pre-registration, reminder e-mails will be sent to transfer students' ODU e-mail addresses.

Part 2

  • All entering, first-time, undergraduate transfer students who have completed the TSS will receive a personal invitation to take the TBioQ at the mid-semester point of the entering semester. The invitation will only be e-mailed to transfer students' ODU e-mail addresses. For those students who have not completed the TBioQ two weeks prior to pre-registration, reminder e-mails will be sent to transfer students' ODU e-mail addresses.
  • All entering, first-time, undergraduate transfer students not attending Preview will receive a personal invitation to take the TBioQ within 24 hours, Monday through Friday, after successfully completing the TSS. The invitation will only be e-mailed to transfer students' ODU e-mail addresses. For those students who have not completed the TBioQ two weeks prior to pre-registration, reminder e-mails will be sent to transfer students' ODU e-mail addresses.

After completing the TSS and BioQ, it is recommended to close your browser for security purposes. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to each student's ODU e-mail address within 24 hours (Monday through Friday) of successfully completing both the BioQ and TSS. Additionally, student's academic records on Leo Online will be updated and registration holds will be removed within 24 hours, Monday through Friday, after successfully completing the survey.

It is encouraged to complete the TSS and BioQ early enough to allow yourself to register on time.

Need to request an invitation?

Students who need an invitation to complete their TSS or BioQ need to complete the Assessment Request Form. All requests are processed within 1 business day, Monday through Friday.

If you have questions about the Transfer Student Assessment process or encounter problems, please refer first to the FAQs page, or contact assess@odu.edu.