Transfer Orientation

Welcome New Bradley Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Bradley University! To assist you in this transition, we are pleased to provide you with a short but comprehensive Transfer Orientation Program.

Upcoming Transfer Orientation

Attendance at Orientation is only available to transfer students who have made their enrollment deposit.  Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-447-6460 for instructions on how to make your deposit. 

The next Transfer Orientation session for students coming to Bradley in the Fall of 2014 will be held on Sunday, August 24th in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center - Peplow Pavilion - 3rd Floor.

Transfer students who have made their enrollment deposit and need to make your reservation, please click here.

Health Form

Illinois law requires all college students to have a University Health Form completed by a physician and returned to the University Health Center prior to the first day of classes. Please click here to access the Health Form.

Electronic Identity Authentication

All students are required to set their BUnetID and Passwords and either opt in or out for Bradley University's reverse 911 text messaging system, Forewarn before registering for classes. If you not yet completed these steps, please refer to the Computing Services letter you received in your Undergraduate Admissions packet. Here, you will find your BUnetID and an Activation Code. Once you have this, log onto http://newaccounts.bradley.edu to activate your password and set up your account.  To opt in or opt out of BU Forewarn, please go to the following website https://mybu.bradley.edu place your cursor over the "My Info" tab, select Emergency Text Messaging and simply follow the instructions. If you have questions or concerns about either of these please contact computing services at (309)677-2950. 

Academic Advisement and Course Registration process

To register for classes, you will need to speak with your academic advisor from your major department. Until this takes place an encumbrance/academic hold will be placed on your account that will prevent you from registering for classes.  Once you have met with an advisor, your encumbrance will be released. Please contact your admissions counselor and/or refer to the Departmental Advising Phone List provided with the materials you were sent.

The online Schedule of Classes is a great resource all Bradley students use when selecting classes. On this site, once you click onto the semester of your choice, you will find each department is listed alphabetically.  You can also look up General Education classes by time and location by using the Search Class Database, and to generate multiple schedule possibilities you may also click onto the Schedule Builder at the bottom of the page.

When you are ready to register for your classes in Webster:

  1. Log onto the registration system, Webster, at webster.bradley.edu
  2. Enter your BUnetID and Password
  3. At the top of the page please click onto "Register Add & Drop"
  4. Next, click on the semester you wish to register for.
  5. Begin adding classes one by one by typing in each of your classes (examples are below)
    • COM 103 14
    • ENG 129 01
    • If the class is available it/they will appear in blue and be added onto your schedule.
    • If the class is full please Wait List the class and it will appear in pink on your schedule. The Wait Lists within each department take approximately 1-2 weeks to clear so please be patient and continue to check your schedule and see if the class was added.

Another helpful tool available in Webster is your Degree Audit Report (DARS). Within DARS you can access all University, General Education, Major and Minor requirements. You may also view other Major and Minor requirements and which courses in your present Major/Minor transfer into a new Major/Minor.  You should always bring a printed copy of your Degree Audit Report when meeting with your academic advisor.

If you have questions or concerns please contact our office at (309) 677-2420 or email ghaines@fsmail.bradley.edu. On behalf of the Orientation office, we look forward to meeting and helping you learn about Bradley University!

We will See You At A Future Orientation Session!