Admissions Counselor for Transfer Credit


POSITION #: 4480

DEPARTMENT:     Admissions/Enrollment Services


Reporting to the Assistant Director for Freshmen Services, the Admissions Counselor will coordinate recruitment programs on and off campus, advise students regarding program offerings and assist with reviewing applications.


Analyzes applications and determines the eligibility of freshman, transfer and graduate students for admission to the University of New Orleans. Examines transcripts from colleges and universities for transfer credit and determines transferable credit, calculates semester-by-semester and cumulative grade point averages, reads and matches course descriptions and assigns UNO equivalents when possible prior to a student's record. Interprets non-traditional college credit earned through military service schools, College Level Examination Program, American Institute of Banking, National Secretaries Association and others for deans, faculty and students. Interprets university policy and determines academic status of transfer or former UNO students. Applies transfer credit practices and eligibility requirements set by each college or division and admits students to appropriate degree programs in accordance with these practices and requirements. Confers with deans, graduate coordinators and departments as necessary. Councils with continuing UNO students, who elect to take coursework at other colleges and universities in order to ensure credit with transfer. Consults with academic deans and college office counselors with respect to these students and supplements UNO records of those students when course work is complete. Maintains reference materials such as catalogs and web based catalog collections from colleges and universities in the United States and foreign countries. Keeps abreast of UNO catalog changes in course descriptions, prerequisites, requirements, courses added or dropped or changes in course numbers and updates concerning university policy on accepting nontraditional and technical credit. Keeps abreast of accreditation status of colleges and universities as determined by regional accrediting associations. Confers with the admission and records personnel at other United States and foreign colleges and universities, businesses, professional accreditation bodies, state agencies and foreign embassies in the admissions and credit of evaluation of domestic and international transfer students. Notifies applicants who are found to be ineligible for admissions; meets with and counsels students regarding options for future admission. Communicates orally and in writing with admissions officers and other colleges and universities for clarification of course content, grading systems, course numbering, verification of degrees and/or students academic standing, school calendar, etc.

Assists the Assistant Director of Admission in: coordinating on and off campus recruitment programs geared toward transfer students, establishing and cultivating on-going liaisons with community college counselors, faculty and students, meeting with exchange students and assisting them with the application registration process. Assist with special events/activities as needed. Other duties and responsibilities assigned.


Bachelor's degree and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be a self starter, willing to work non-traditional hours. Must posess the ability to relate to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The applicant must possess high energy level and strong interpersonal skills.


Knowledge and appreciation of the UNO community familiarity with the concepts of marketing and advertising experience in admissions/recruiting.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Review of resumes will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. To assure full consideration priority will be given to resumes received by May 20, 2013. Email cover letter and resume to:

DATE POSTED: May 13, 2013

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by May 20, 2013.  

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.