Definition & Requirements

What Defines a Transfer Student?

An applicant who has graduated from high school, has attended another regionally accredited post-secondary institution, and has attempted one or more courses, is a transfer student, regardless of credit earned.

Note: High-school graduates who take summer school courses in between graduation and the fall semester that immediately follows are not considered transfer students.

Grade and Course Requirements for Transfer Applicants

If fewer than 24 semester hours of college-level work have been attempted, then the applicant must meet both transfer and freshman entrance requirements. Transfer applicants from regionally accredited colleges and universities must have at least a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average on a 4.00 scale (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0).

Please note that undergraduate admissions policies and procedures are subject to continuous review by the admissions staff and the Admissions Review Committee and may be changed at any time without notice.

Although the University imposes no time limit upon the acceptance of college-level courses and SAT/ACT scores, the Academic Deans ultimately determine which transfer courses are credited in their programs.

Admissions Materials Required of Transfer Applicants

  • Completed application forms
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Complete official transcripts from post-secondary institutions through the time of application (these must be supplemented by final transcripts that reflect complete academic work prior to beginning classes at the University) sent directly to the Admissions Office from each institution attended
  • Complete high-school records, including SAT or ACT scores* if less than 24 semester hours of college-level work have been completed in a regionally accredited college or university

*Official scores must be sent directly from the testing agency

Readmission of Former Students

Students who leave the college in good standing and decide to return should note the following items:

  • Students who have been absent for one or more semesters should contact the undergraduate Admissions Office.
  • Students who have been absent for more than four semesters will need to submit the entire application packet.
  • Students who are readmitted after an absence of two or more semesters will be responsible to meet the academic and character requirements in effect at the time of their return.
  • A room deposit is required for students wishing to live on campus.