Millersville University wants to ensure transfer students transition easily to their new home. While transfer students have experience at least at one other institution, each college is different and it will take some time to acclimate to MU. Our aim is that these pages will provide you with valuable information to make the acclimation easier.
If you have questions anytime throughout the transfer process please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.
You’ve been accepted. Congratulations! Now what? First thing you need to do is confirm your enrollment. Next, the University has an excellent resource entitled Getting Started that explains how to set up your various online technology accounts (more below), how to get your Student ID and parking pass, information about orientation, and dining option. Be sure to carefully read through this document for valuable information.
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Millersville University students access MyVille to check their email and get important news. Students are strongly encouraged to check their email often, at least once a day. Directions to activate this account are located in the Roadmap to Enrollment publication. MAX is the Banner portal that allows students to add/drop classes, see official grades, pay bills online, check the progress of degrees (through Degree Audit), and view your class schedule. Desire2Learn (D2L) is the online learning management software utilized by Millersville (similar to Blackboard or Moodle). Students experiencing difficulty can contact the Help Desk.
Millersville is a wireless University allowing students to bring their own laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices. There are also numerous computer labs available for student use. Students are given a print quota of pages based upon published semester allotments (or a GoPrint $$ total credit) per semester. When printing, students will use a GoPrint station where they log in and print documents waiting in their account.
Transcripts of previous college level coursework are evaluated for equivalency by our Transfer Credit Coordinator. Courses in which a grade of C- or better was earned are eligible for transfer from accredited institutions. The courses will plug in to an audit report (Degree Audit), which is accessible in MAX. Students considering major or minor changes can run What if reports in Degree Audit to see how previous coursework will apply in the new degree. If students have questions regarding their evaluated credits and how they plug into their degree audit they can contact the Transfer Credit Coordinator in Admissions or Academic Advisement for general help.
Undergraduate Transfer Credit Coordinator:
Currently, transfer students are allowed to register as soon as their registration time occurs once enrollment begins for the upcoming semester. However, transfer students are strongly encouraged to consult with their Department Chair from their department where their major resides regarding which classes to enroll (Click here for a list of department contacts). Students will be assigned an academic advisor closer to their start date. Undeclared students will be assigned an Exploratory advisor. Students may consult with a general advisor in Academic & Student Development (717-871-5333) until their advisor is assigned. Registration “appointments” (times when your ability to register opens) are based on the number of credits and the first initial of your last name. Click here for class schedules and the Registration Appointment Schedule. The earlier students register for classes the better chance they have of being able to choose the classes they need. This is especially important for students transferring in at Junior level and may need to complete major related prerequisite classes before proceeding further into their major classes. Prior to each semester there is a Transfer Orientation & Advising Day students are able to attend to meet with someone from their major department. Students, however, should NOT wait until this day and can instead make an appointment with the Chair of the Department as soon as they are admitted.
Students who have not taken college level math classes prior to transferring (developmental math classes do not transfer) will need to take a placement test prior to registering for math classes, as well as some science and business classes. Education students (Early Childhood, Middle Level, and Special Education) that have not taken the equivalent of MATH 104 will need to take the Basic Skills Test (and do not need to take the regular math placement test). Students may complete placement tests at Transfer Orientation & Advising Days or at a time scheduled by the Admissions Office (see here for dates). They may also contact the Math Department and schedule a time to take the test in the Math Department. For more information about the Placement Test contact the Math Department. Students are strongly encouraged to review basic algebra and calculus math skills prior to taking the test, especially if it's been more than a semester since they took a math class.
After you start at Millersville, all undergraduate students are required to have a TAP (Term Advising Pin) in order to register for the fall or spring terms. You will receive your TAP from your academic advisor during the advisement period. Entering transfer students are exempt from having a TAP their first semester at Millersville. However, these students are required to obtain a TAP in subsequent semesters. Transfer students are strongly advised to consult with their Department Chair in order to ensure they are taking the appropriate classes for their time at Millersville. Students should also be aware if any courses haven't yet transferred in and verify this when speaking to your department chair about advisement so you do not register for a course you may still be bringing in.
Transfer Department Contacts: Click here for listing
Once enrolled, students are able to shop for their textbooks either in the University Bookstore (Bookstore Room) or online at various textbook providers (i.e. Amazon, Chegg, etc.). Students can find out which book their classes require, including the ISBN, online at http://store.studentservicesinc.com/Selecttermdept.aspx. Please note, financial aid is not accepted in the Bookstore. Refunds to financial aid grants/loans are generally dispersed early in the semester. Students who need help purchasing books before refunds are dispersed should contact the Financial Aid office for a short-term loan of anticipated refund funds.
All Millersville University students must have a Student ID Card. Keep your I.D. card with you at all times. You'll need it to use the facilities and services at Ganser Library, Gordinier and Lyle dining halls, Brooks and Pucillo gymnasiums, Biemesderfer Stadium, the Student Memorial Center, the Winter Center, Health Services at Witmer Infirmary, and other areas on campus. Incoming transfer students can upload their photo online. This is the preferred method. ID photos can be taken in the ID Office, located in the Boyer Building, however, lines can be long with wait times up to one hour. Please visit our Photo Submission Help link for upload assistance.
Campus ID Office
Parking permits are required for all vehicles Monday through Friday from 7a.m. to 4p.m. in order to park on the grounds of Millersville University. Parking permits can only be purchased through your student account (MAX). Log in to your MAX account, under the student services tab you will find the online permit portal. This is the only way you can apply for a parking permit. Once you applied online and paid for your parking permit, you must stop by the parking office (Lebanon House) to pick up your parking permit. You must have your Millersville ID card in order to pick up your parking permit. Parking permits will not be mailed.
** We now offer a restricted commuter parking permit. This restricted parking permit is available at the parking office only (Lebanon House). This permit will allow you to park in one of two designated restricted areas. Cost of this permit is $50 for the academic year. Permits are limited. Please stop by the Lebanon House for more information, this permit is not available through the parking registration portal.
Each university and college has its own resources, policies, and culture. Attending Orientation is essential to understanding your new community and succeeding at MU. Even if you completed an Orientation program at your previous institution, it is required to complete Millersville’s Orientation program as well so you can learn what we have to offer. Visit the link below for more information and a schedule of orientation.
Living on campus is a great way to immerse yourself in the Millersville community. Transfer students often chose to live on campus, at least for their first semester or year at MU, to become familiar with the community, with off campus living options, and to meet prospective roommates. Once you've paid your deposit you can sign up for on-campus housing here.
Various meal plan options are available for students who live on campus as well as off campus at the University’s ten dining facilities. Commuters may choose to take advantage of a meal plan or pay for their food out of pocket as needed. Visit the link below for more information.
Students interested in living off-campus may locate housing:
1. In My'Ville there is a student message board where students advertise classified information including housing. Students should login to My'Ville, choose "other" from the navigation bar, and then classifieds.
2. Student Lodging, Inc. operates two off campus complexes as well as other some other local properties.
3. There are many local properties that post For Rent signs outside as the semesters change.
MU | Alert is a state of the art communication system called RSAN that notifies you about emergencies (including weather related events) via text message on your cell phone or to your email account. Register today at https://mualert.millersville.edu.