Transfer students in Las Vegas can expect on their first day at a new school a renewed sense of energy. Students will need to come in with a high level of motivation to capitalize on the opportunities of new connections and experiences with a new group of teachers, students, and school community. Come to school with some nervous energy topped with a controlled outward sense of excitement towards potential relationships that are out in front. Below is a list of what a transfer student in Las Vegas can expect on their first day including:
- Expect to come in with withdraw paperwork and official records from your previous school. This will help to get things in order and save everyone a lot of time in the end. Subsequently, the new school will communicate with your original school to let them know that you are now on their roll.
- Expect to receive a handbook at your new school. This may be located online or available in hardcopy format. This is a BIG TIME document. Read the new handbook because it is likely different from your previous school. Get to know the handbook “inside and out!”
- Expect to get a class schedule and map of the new school. Traditionally, a class schedule may be either downloaded from the school website, mailed to you, or picked up on the first day. As for securing a school map, you may have to obtain this from the school’s website or at the front office. IMPORTANT: DO NOT EVER use the excuse “I didn’t know where I was going, so I was late to your class.” Be responsible and figure it out before classes start. Get to the school early and do a “dry run” on the location and amount of time to get from class to class.
- Expect to have basic supplies for class. A short list of some basic supplies may include the following: 1) paper, 2) multiple pens/pencils, 3) book bag, and 4) three-ring binder. On the first day, or before school starts, you will likely receive a list of items that the instructor expects you to buy.
- Expect to make some great first impressions. This is the first time that you will be interacting with a new group of people. This is your chance to shine with teachers, administrators, parents of the school, etc. Here are a couple of very easy ways to help with those interactions. 1) Offer to come in at the end of the day and volunteer for 15 – 30 min. sorting papers or erasing the board, etc. for a teacher or 2) Help with the awkward silence in a group of new people by asking one or two people the time tested Facebook question: “Hey, what’s on your mind?”
Come to school looking for new opportunities and connections and make the most of your new experience by maintaining a high level of motivation to make the experience successful. Transfer students in Las Vegas can expect on their first day to discover many opportunities while embracing their challenges as a way to grow and build on the list of expectations from above. Have fun, be safe, and make the most of the experience.