This section is intended to prepare advisors for working with transfer students and reviews many of the special considerations that arise in advising this group. Student background, admission data, evaluation of credit, and academic planning are covered. Instructions for Transfer Schedule Planning offers a step-by-step process by which transfer students can develop an overall academic plan and a schedule for their first term at Puget Sound. Persons with Learning Disabilities provides information on university policy with this group; federal law mandates "reasonable accommodation," and it is helpful to know what that means at Puget Sound. International Programs and Study Abroad provides information on overseas study and international students, and lays out the application requirements for study abroad. Making Effective Referrals lists some of the important university offices to whom advisors often refer students and offers tips on how to make those referrals work.