Transfer Course Requirements | The Office of Undergraduate Admission (2022)

College of Arts and Sciences

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is the largest of the University of Virginia’s 11 schools and is the institution’s intellectual core. The College welcomes properly qualified transfer students from other institutions of higher education. To be admitted as a transfer student, you must submit to the Admission Office your official final transcript from your current and all previous colleges and universities. To learn more about transferring credit and to evaluate course credit equivalencies, please visit the College’s transfer credit page.

College Transfer Course Requirements:

  • English Composition (your school’s full course sequence)
  • Foreign Languages - Demonstrated proficiency equal to the intermediate level of college instruction (usually the 202 level).
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (12 credits) - Courses in at least two of the disciplines: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, and mathematics. Math courses must include statistics, finite math calculus, or higher level-courses; pre-calculus will apply towards a degree but will not satisfy the requirement.
  • Social Sciences (6 credits) - One course in two of the following subjects: anthropology, economics, government, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
  • Humanities (6 credits) - One course in two of the following three groups: literature (classics, comparative literature, English, foreign literature): fine arts (art, drama, music); moral, philosophical, and religious thought (political theory, philosophy, religion).
  • Historical Studies (3 credits) - One course that is substantially historical, whether taught in a history department or in some other discipline.
  • Non-Western Perspective (3 credits) - One course from any department that deals substantially with a cultural heritage other than that of the West

Important: Candidates with an associate's degree or two years of college coursework are preferred. Students transferring after one year of college should have completed at least 24 semester-hours; students transferring after two years should have completed at least 60 semester-hours. The College of Arts and Sciences will not grant credit for more than 60 semester-hours completed elsewhere.

Most students who are offered admission will be able to enter directly into their chosen major. Biology, Physics, Economics, and Political and Social Thought are more competitive or have specific course prerequisite requirements. For guidance about specific courses that must be taken at your current institution to meet prerequisites needed for those particular majors, please contact the department of your intended major.

Transfer students considering the Economics Major are strongly advised to review this website before selecting fall courses. Any questions about the Economics Major should be sent to econ-dus@virginia.edu.

There are a minimal number of seats for rising third-year transfers who are interested in Media Studies. These students would need to enroll in two prerequisite courses during the fall term and may declare the Media Studies major prior to the beginning of the spring term if they complete the prerequisites. Such students will always need to have the necessary prerequisites for an alternate major in case the student is not eligible for Media Studies.

The BA in Computer Science is a highly selective major. We strongly encourage you to review the transfer student information at this link for more details.

School of Architecture

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TheSchool of Architecturewelcomes qualified transfer students from other institutions of higher education. In every case, applicants for transfer admission must be in good academic standing and be eligible to return to their most recent college. Transfer students must complete at least two years of coursework in the School of Architecture to earn a degree. Considering the demands of the programs in the School of Architecture, and the competition for transfer spaces, it is strongly suggested that transfer students should have at least a B average or the equivalent in previous college work. Applicants may select from three majors within the school: Architecture, Urban and Environmental Planning, and Architectural History.

Bachelor of Science Architecture
Students may apply to transfer into the 2nd or 3rd year of study, and may only apply for fall admission. A portfolio is required of all applicants to the Architecture degree. Refer to the School of Architecture’s website for details on how to design your portfolio.

  • Students entering the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Science Architecture must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of the following requirements, and are required to complete ARCH 1030 at UVA from mid-July to August of the summer prior to fall enrollment.
  • Students entering the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Science Architecture must complete a minimum of 54 semester hours of the following requirements, and are required to complete ARCH 2011 and 2021 at UVA from mid-June to August of the summer prior to fall enrollment.

Prospective students seeking additional advice on course planning to transfer to the Bachelor of Science Architecture should contact Tashana Starks, Assistant Director of Advising + Academic Support in the School of Architecture for assistance.

NOTE: To evaluate course credit equivalencies, visit the College of Arts and Sciences transfer credit page.

  • English (6 credits, or your school’s full course sequence).
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences (6 credits): Calculus is recommended and physics is required
  • Social Sciences (6 credits): Select from courses in anthropology, economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology.
  • Humanities (6 credits): Select from courses in art, art history, computer science, drama, English (except composition), foreign languages, music, philosophy, religion, speech.
  • General Education Electives (12 credits): Select additional courses from Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities sections above.
  • Open Electives (18 credits): Contact Tashana Starks for advising and course selection.

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning
Students may apply to transfer into the 2nd or 3rd year of study for fall admission only.

  • Students entering the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the fall must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of the following requirements.
  • Students entering the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the spring must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of the following requirements.
  • Students entering the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the fall must complete a minimum of 54 semester hours of the following requirements.

Prospective students seeking additional advice on course planning to transfer to the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning should contact Tashana Starks, Assistant Director of Advising + Academic Support in the School of Architecture for assistance.

NOTE: To evaluate course credit equivalencies, visit the College of Arts and Sciences transfer credit page.

  • English (6 credits, or your school’s full course sequence).
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences (6 credits): At least one course in environmental science is recommended.
  • Economics (6 credits): One course in microeconomics and one course is macroeconomics is required.
  • Social Sciences (12 credits): Select from courses in anthropology, economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology.
  • Humanities (6 credits): Select from courses in art, art history, computer science, drama, English (except composition), foreign languages, music, philosophy, religion.
  • Open Electives (15 credits): Contact Tashana Starks for advising and course selection.

Bachelor of Architectural History
Students may apply to transfer into the 2nd or 3rd year of study for fall admission only.

  • Students entering the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Architectural History in the fall must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of the following requirements.
  • Students entering the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Architectural History in the spring must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of the following requirements.
  • Students entering the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Architectural History in the fall must complete a minimum of 54 semester hours of the following requirements.

Prospective students seeking additional advice on course planning to transfer to the Bachelor of Architectural History should contact Tashana Starks, Assistant Director of Advising + Academic Support in the School of Architecture for assistance.

NOTE: To evaluate course credit equivalencies, visit the College of Arts and Sciences transfer credit page.

  • English (6 credits, or your school’s full course sequence).
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences (6 credits)
  • Foreign Language (12 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits): At least 3 credits in historical studies and remaining 3 credits selected from courses in anthropology, economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology.
  • Humanities (6 credits): Select from courses in studio art, art history, drama, English, foreign languages (beyond the second year level), music, philosophy, religious studies, classics, media studies, Slavic folklore, comparative literature.
  • Open Electives (18 credits): Contact Tashana Starks for advising and course selection.

McIntire School of Commerce

The McIntire School of Commerce acknowledges and values students' different paths toward a college degree. Transfer students bring a wealth of knowledge and professional and personal experience, greatlycontributingto the McIntire community. The McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission works with students enrolled at two-year and four-year colleges and universities considering applying to the B.S. in Commerce Program.

Students interested in transferring directly to McIntire as a third-year student are encouraged to complete two years, including the prerequisitecourses, at their current school of enrollment. The School requires students have a minimum of 54 transferable credits (60-63 credits recommended). If a student is applying to enter UVA as a second-year, the student should apply to the College of Arts and Sciences, not Commerce. These students would then follow the application process for UVA students to transition to the Commerce School for their third year. Because of McIntire's curriculum, McIntire admits students for the fall semester only and cannot accommodate mid-year transfers.

It is recommended that non-native English-speaking applicants also take the TOEFL or IELTS to be competitive for admission.

Candidates for transfer admission need to have completed or be currently enrolled in the following courses(they need not be completed upon application):

  • Elementary Accounting (6 credits, two courses) - Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Economics (6 credits, two courses) - Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • First Writing Requirement* (3-6 credits, one to two courses)
  • Mathematics (6 credits, two courses) - One course in statistics (descriptive and inferential) and one course in calculus.
  • Humanities* (6 credits, two courses)
  • World Languages* - Varies. Demonstrated proficiency equal to the intermediate level of college instruction (the 202 level).
  • Introduction to Business (3 credits, one course)- Introduction to business

*First Writing Requirement, Humanities and World Languages as defined in this Record, College of Arts and Sciences section, Area Requirementssection.

Transfer Credit toward a degree is allowed for approved work completed in another college or university, or in other schools of the University, upon presentation of an official transcript of record. The School of Commerce grants transfer credit based on an analysis of the content, level, and comparability of the courses taken, the applicability of the courses to the student's intended major and degree program, the quality of the student's performance in the course, and the accreditation of the institution at which the work was completed. However, no credit is given for a required upper-level commerce course unless that course is taken in the School of Commerce. No adjustment of transfer credit is made after the student's first semester in the School of Commerce. In general, credit is not granted for work completed with a grade of less than C; business courses beyond the elementary courses in accounting; or more than one credit of physical or health education courses.

Please consult the McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission’s prospective transfer student website for additional information.

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School of Education and Human Development

TheSchool of Education and Human Developmentoffers professional programs designed to prepare individuals forcareers related toeducation, youth development, health and well-being, and more. Programs open to undergraduates include teacher education, kinesiology, speech communication disorders, and youth & social innovation. Each program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree. Students must apply to aspecificprogram.

Students applying to transfer as second years need not have completed all of the listed requirements. Students applying as third-years should complete most, if not all of listed pre-requisite coursework.

Kinesiology

Candidates with an associate's degree or two years of college coursework are preferred. Students transferring after one year of college should have completed at least 24 semester-hours; students transferring after two years should have completed at least 60 semester-hours. Transfer admission to Kinesiology is competitive with only one or two students entering the program each year.

Course Requirements:

  • Writing (3-6 credits): your school's English composition requirement
  • Natural Sciences (9 credits):including Bio 1 and 2 (+ labs) and Anatomy and Physiology (+ labs)
  • Mathematics (3 credits):calculus is required
  • Statistics (3 credits):statistics is required
  • Humanities (6 credits):select courses in literature, fine arts, or moral, philosophical, or religious thought
  • Social Sciences (9 credits):select courses in anthropology, economics, government, history, linguistics, psychology, or sociology
  • Non-Western Perspective or Cultural Literacy (3 credits): One course from any department that deals substantially with a cultural heritage other than that of the West and/or that provides a global perspective, enhances cultural awareness, and broadens perspectives

Program Website:https://curry.virginia.edu/academics/undergraduate-kinesiology-major

Speech Communication Disorders

A minimum of 54 semester hours is required for admission.

Course Requirements:

  • Writing (3-6 credits): your school's English composition requirement
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (9 credits):
    • One course must be a biology course
    • One course must be a physical science or chemistry course
    • Select an additional course from any natural science or mathematics department
  • Statistics (3 credits):a statistics course is required; this course may not count toward the 9 credits of natural science and mathematics listed above
  • Humanities (6 credits):select courses in literature, fine arts, or moral, philosophical, or religious thought
  • Social Sciences (9 credits):
    • One course must be in psychology or sociology
    • Take six additional credits from any of the following departments: Anthropology, History, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Sociology or Psychology
  • Non-Western Perspective or Cultural Literacy (3 credits):One course from any department that deals substantially with a cultural heritage other than that of the West and/or that provides a global perspective, enhances cultural awareness, and broadens perspectives

Program Website:https://curry.virginia.edu/academics/undergraduate-speech-communication-disorders-major

Youth and Social Innovation

A minimum of 24 semester hours if transferring as a second-year student or a minimum of 54 semester hours if transferring as a third-year student.

  • Writing (3-6 credits): your school's English composition requirement
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (9 credits):courses must be taken from at least two different departments
  • Humanities (6 credits):select courses in literature, fine arts, or moral, philosophical, or religious thought
  • Social Sciences (9 credits):select courses in American studies, linguistics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, economics, political science, geography, or women and gender studies

Recommended Coursework:

  • Statistics (3 credits):Students are encouraged to take a course in statistics prior to transferring. This course may not count toward the 3 credits of natural science and mathematics listed above. Students who do not transfer a statistics course will take this course at UVA.
  • Non-Western Perspective or Cultural Literacy (3 credits):Students are encouraged to take a course from any department that deals substantially with a cultural heritage other than that of the West and/or that provides a global perspective, enhances cultural awareness, and broadens perspectives. Students who do not transfer a cultural literacy course will take this course at UVA during the third or fourth year.

It is also important to have taken some coursework relating to children and youth, and to have demonstrated an interest in youth through applied experience working with or on behalf of youth.

Program Website:https://curry.virginia.edu/academics/undergraduate-youth-social-innovation

Teacher Education: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education

A minimum of 24 semester hours if transferring as a second-year student or a minimum of 54 semester hours if transferring as a third-year student.

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Course Requirements:

  • Writing (3-6 credits): your school's English composition requirement
  • Humanities (6 credits):select courses in literature, fine arts, or moral, philosophical, or religious thought
  • Social Sciences (9 credits):
    • One course must be in United States history
    • One course must be in child development or developmental psychology
    • Select three additional credits from any of the following: American studies, linguistics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, economics, political science, geography, or women and gender studies
  • Natural Sciences (6 credits):select courses from two different science disciplines chosen from: Astronomy, Biology (Life Science), Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science, Geology, Physics
  • Mathematics (3 credits):select one course in mathematics

Recommended Coursework:

  • Statistics (3 credits):Students are encouraged to take a course in statistics prior to transferring. This course may not count toward the 3 credits of natural science and mathematics listed above. Students who do not transfer a statistics course will take this course at UVA.
  • Non-Western Perspective or Cultural Literacy (3 credits):Students are encouraged to take a course from any department that deals substantially with a cultural heritage other than that of the West and/or that provides a global perspective, enhances cultural awareness, and broadens perspectives. Students who do not transfer a cultural literacy course will take this course at UVA during the third or fourth year.

It is also important to have demonstrated an interest in youth through coursework and/or applied experience working with or on behalf of youth.

Note:For those interested inSecondary Education and preK-12 Education, there is no undergraduate program available. You may earn licensure through a one-year Post-Graduate Master of Teaching (PGMT). The one-year program will offer an intensive, field-based curriculum centered on high-leverage teaching practices. UVA undergraduate students are eligible to apply for early admission to the PGMT program.

Program Website:https://curry.virginia.edu/academics/teacher-education/teacher-education-teaching-degrees

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Transfer students are admitted to the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and are not admitted directly into an academic major at the admission phase of this process. Transfer students will be contacted by the Engineering Registrar to declare their majoras promptly as possible after their admission deposit is paid.

In every case, an applicant for transfer admission must be in good academic standing at any college which he/she is currently attending or has previously attended, and must be eligible to return there. A transfer student is expected to have a better than average academic record and, in considering this record, the Committee on Admission will give special attention to the performance in mathematics and science, fields in which an aptitude for a science-based curriculum should be shown.

DEGREE PROGRAMS
The Degree of Bachelor of Science is granted with the following majors:

Aerospace Engineering
Biomedical Engineering - specific course prerequisite requirements, contact the department for more information
Chemical Engineering – This program may take three years to complete, even for incoming third-year transfers.
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science

Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Each student is required to write a thesis in the last undergraduate year. This is done under the guidance of a technical advisor and an instructor in the STS program within the Department of Engineering and Society. Writing the thesis constitutes a major portion of two required courses, STS 4500 and 4600, and is the culminating experience for the undergraduate program in SEAS. The thesis represents a significant, challenging, yet rewarding effort on the part of the student.

Course Requirements for Transfer (required course credits in parentheses):

  • Calculus (8 credits)
  • Physics (8) - Two courses in calculus-based college physics
  • Chemistry (4) - At least one course in calculus-based college chemistry
  • Computer Science (3) - A course in introductory computer programming, preferably in PYTHON
  • English Composition (your school’s full course sequence)
  • Other Requirements - Remaining courses may be in any area.

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing confers the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing on candidates who successfully complete a four-year program of study. Students attending a Virginia community college must pursue a program of pre-nursing general education courses in order to be eligible for transfer. The School of Nursing accepts transfer students into the second year of the program. Students will normally complete at least one year of college level work before transfer. Completion of the program qualifies the graduate for beginning positions in hospital, clinic, office, school, public health and industrial nursing, for commissions in military service, and for graduate study in nursing.

PROGRAM COMPOSITION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Courses in the School of Nursing are composed of two discrete but interrelated elements—Interprofessional and Core. Interprofessional courses are designed to facilitate transition to the role of health care provider and include social science and natural science content with special application to health care. Selected interprofessional courses are open to all students within the University in addition to students of nursing.

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The nursing core courses include basic knowledge and skills needed to practice professional nursing at a beginning level. Clinical and classroom experiences and academic work provide a broad basis for nursing practice related to both acute and chronic illness and health promotion. The emphasis is on individuals, families, and groups with varying levels of health and at all points in the life cycle. In addition, issues related to professional nursing are also included.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing is conferred by the General Faculty upon those candidates recommended by the faculty of the School of Nursing as having successfully completed a prescribed course of study, including not fewer than 120 semester hours of approved courses. A total of 49 semester hours is required in the natural and social sciences and the humanities; and 71 semester hours are required in nursing courses. In addition, the candidate must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on prescribed work.

Two tracks are offered for non-traditional students interested in preparation for nursing practice. Registered nurses without baccalaureate degrees may progress through a modified undergraduate curriculum and obtain their BSN degree in two academic years (part-time study). Students who have baccalaureate degrees in other fields may progress through a Master's Level degree program. Please see the School of Nursing website for more information. Further progression in graduate study is encouraged and facilitated for interested, qualified individuals. For details, contact the School of Nursing.

ADMISSION
PLEASE NOTE: Admission guidelines contained herein speak specifically to transfer applicants from the community college system and from other undergraduate programs. Registered Nurse applicants must contact the School of Nursing for specific admission requirements. In every case, an applicant for transfer admission must be in good academic and social standing at any college which he/she is currently attending or has previously attended, and must be eligible to return there. Relevant volunteer or work experience in a clinical setting will be taken into consideration and will be a factor in the selection process. Students wishing to transfer after one year at a Virginia community college or another accredited college must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of the following general education requirements:

School of Nursing Transfer Prerequisite Requirements:

The following four prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of a C or better prior to beginning the program in the fall semester.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits, lab required)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits, lab required)
  • Microbiology (3-4 credits)
  • Chemistry (3-4 credits)

-The following is a suggested pre-nursing curriculum:

Fall Semester, Year 1
English Composition, Part 1 (3 credits)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 credits) *
Chemistry (3-4 credits) *
Social Science / History course (3 credits)
Humanities / Fine Arts course (3 credits)

Spring Semester, Year 1
English Composition, Part II (3 credits)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 credits) *
Microbiology (3-4 credits) *
Social Science / History course (3 credits)
Humanities / Fine Arts course (3 credits)

* All prerequisite courses need to be completed before the start of the fall semester and can be completed in the summer semester if needed.

Important: Students wishing to transfer after one or two years of college work, and who have not already completed a bachelor’s degree in another area, must have successfully completed a minimum of at least 30 semester-hours and the requirements listed above to enter the School of Nursing in the fall semester second-year. All students will transfer in as second-year students and will complete the BSN in three additional years of full-time study. Students admitted into the transfer cohort for Fall 2017 will graduate from the School of Nursing in May 2020. See the School of Nursing website for more information.

Nontraditional Nursing Programs

RN to BSN. Registered Nurses who have completed the required 49 general education courses and five prerequisite courses may apply for transfer admission to an innovative program leading to a BSN. The RN to BSN program is a two year, part-time program. Courses meet in person one day a week. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the School of Nursing to have their transcripts evaluated.

Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policywas founded in 2007. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership, Batten offers to UVA students a Minor in Public Policy and Leadership, a Minor in Social Entrepreneurship, and an Accelerated Master of Public Policy.

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary degree which introduces students to the many facets of public policy—from the economic and political to the psychological and cultural—and prepares them for robust participation in public life. The program focuses on understanding how public policy decisions are made; how civic leaders in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector contribute to collective problem solving; and how policy decisions affect public problems in communities.

The Batten School welcomes qualified transfer students into the undergraduate major from other institutions of higher education.Prior to the fall they begin in the program, students must complete three prerequisite courses, earning a C or higher: ECON 2010: Microeconomics (or equivalent), PSYC 2600: Social Psychology (or equivalent), and LPPP 2200: Introduction to Public Policy. Accepted transfer credit from another college or university is allowed towards the fulfillment of these prerequisites. Exceptions to prerequisite requirements are granted on a case-by-case basis by appeal to the Batten Admissions Office.

In addition to the three prerequisite courses, successful candidates for transfer admission to the Batten School must exhibit satisfactory progress towards the completion of Batten’s general education requirements :

  • English Composition (3 credits or your school’s English comp requirement)
  • Foreign Languages - Demonstrated proficiency equal to the intermediate level of college instruction (the 202 level)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (12) - Courses in at least two of the disciplines: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, and mathematics. Math courses must include statistics, finite math calculus, or higher level-courses; pre-calculus will apply towards a degree but will not satisfy the requirement.
  • Humanities (3) - One course in one of the following two groups: literature (classics, comparative literature, English, foreign literature) or fine arts (art, drama, music).
  • Historical Studies (3) - One course that is substantially historical, whether taught in a history department or in some other discipline.
  • Non-Western Perspective (3) - One course from any department that deals substantially with a cultural heritage other than that of the West

Important: Similar to the McIntire School’s B.S. in Commerce, the Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership is a two-year program that begins in the fall of a student’s third year.Students transferring after one year of college should apply to the College of Arts and Sciences and then apply to the Bachelor of Arts with other UVA students through the regular admissions process.Students transferring directly into the Batten School after two years should have completed at least 60 semester hours.

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FAQs

Do you have to complete all prerequisites before transferring UC? ›

You don't need to complete your requirements before you transfer. But it's a good idea to start working on them while you're still at a community college.

What are the requirements to transfer to UCLA? ›

GPA of 3.2 or higher earned in transferable courses. Completion of the following course requirements by spring prior to transfer: Two transferable courses in English composition or critical thinking and writing. One transferable math course that has a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or higher.

When should you apply for a transfer? ›

A general rule of thumb is – file your applications at the very beginning of which ever is to be your last full term/semester before the intended transfer. If you hope to begin at the next college for the Fall term, you should be filing the application at the very beginning of the Spring term.

What is admission transfer? ›

Transfer admissions in the United States refers to college students changing universities during their college years.

What happens if you fail a class before transferring? ›

The failing course at your previous school most likely won't transfer (I don't know of a single college that will accept for transfer credit a course in which you earned a failing grade), but that grade will affect your cumulative GPA. So it does remain on your record. Transferring won't erase it or make it go away.

What are the minimum requirements to transfer to a UC? ›

Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable college credit with a GPA of at least 2.4 (2.8 for nonresidents).
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Keep in mind:
  • Each course must be worth at least 3 semester or 4 quarter units.
  • Students need to earn a grade of C or better in each course or a Pass (P) grade if pass is equivalent to a C (2.00)

Can I get into UCLA with a 3.3 GPA? ›

California applicants must earn at least a 3.0 GPA and nonresidents must earn a minimum 3.4 GPA in all A-G or college-preparatory courses to meet this requirement.

What is the easiest major to transfer into UCLA? ›

10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UCLA
MAJORADMIT RATE
1.African American Studies55%
2.Asian Humanities63%
3.Gender Studies59%
4.Pre-European Studies67%
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What is a good transfer GPA? ›

Successful transfer applicants present evidence of exceptionally strong college performance in demanding courses. The average GPA of admitted transfer students is usually 3.8 and above. Some schools explicitly lay out their GPA requirements.

What do universities look for in a transfer student? ›

Transfer students are evaluated on the basis of the GPA earned and the college work they have completed. If a student is right on the edge between being accepted or not, then in that case Letters of Recommendation may make an impact in the decision process.

Is applying as a transfer student harder? ›

Some experts say it's often more difficult to get admitted as a transfer applicant. Still, that can vary from school to school, depending on the level of competition and the number of available spaces in the class, says Julie Shimabukuro, director of undergraduate admissions at Washington University in St.

What is a good reason for a transfer request? ›

Some good reasons for a transfer request are that you're relocating but want to stay with the company, that you have a desire to move to a different role, or that you dislike your boss or team but want to stay with the company.

What are the requirements for transferees? ›

Official Transcript of Records (TOR)/Scholastic Records/True Copy of Grades. Certificate of Good Moral Character. Certificate of Transfer/ Honorable Dismissal/ Transfer Credentials. Course Description of courses taken and passed.

What do admissions officers look for in transfer students? ›

Just like with first-year admissions, colleges want students who will be a good-fit for the school, contribute to campus community, and graduate on time. Similar to when building a freshman class, institutional needs are also taken into consideration.

Can I transfer my admission from one college to another? ›

Hi, Transfer from college to college or university to university is possible. The procedure for transfer is - Transfer from one College to another: -(1)A student desirous of transfer from one College to another shall apply to the Registrar in the prescribed manner for permission for such transfer.

Can I transfer with a 1.5 GPA? ›

You may want to start by looking into schools that accept 1.5 GPA. Most community colleges have no GPA requirements, so you can begin your college studies there and then transfer to a university after 2 years.

Does GPA restart after transfer? ›

Once you do finally get accepted to a school, your GPA will essentially get wiped clean, and your new GPA will be determined by your level of success in your new classes at the new institution. Don't worry, your academic history is recorded on your official transcript at the school.

Can I transfer with a 2.3 GPA? ›

Common application colleges tend to have higher transfer requirements, with some requiring a 2.5 to 3.0 GPA to transfer, with some program-specific requirements being even higher.

Can I transfer to a UC with a 2.5 GPA? ›

You must earn at least a 2.40 GPA in your UC-transferable classes to meet UC requirements; California non-residents must earn at least a 2.80 GPA.

Which UC is the easiest to transfer to? ›

The easiest UC schools to get into include UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, and UC Merced, all of which have acceptance rates over 50%. Located 40 minutes outside San Jose, UC Santa Cruz earns high marks for its picturesque campus and close beach access.

Can I transfer with a 2.4 GPA? ›

The answer is No. The national average for a GPA is around 3.0 and a 2.4 GPA puts you below that average. A 2.4 GPA means that you've gotten only C-s and D+s in your high school classes so far. Since this GPA is significantly below a 2.0, it will make things very difficult for you in the college application process.

What is the lowest GPA UCLA accepted? ›

You might find yourself asking – “What GPA do you need to get into UCLA?” UCLA candidates must additionally meet the UCLA GPA requirements for admission in-state. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, while out-of-state students must have a 3.4 GPA or greater.

What GPA does Harvard accept? ›

You should also have a 4.18 GPA or higher. If your GPA is lower than this, you need to compensate with a higher SAT/ACT score. For a school as selective as Harvard, you'll also need to impress them with the rest of your application. We'll cover those details next.

What GPA is required for Yale? ›

In truth, you need close to a 4.0 unweighted GPA to get into Yale. That means nearly straight As in every class.

What is UCLA most popular major? ›

At the University of California-Los Angeles, the most popular majors students study are Sociology, Political Science and Government, General, and Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. In fact, the University of California-Los Angeles grants 703 degrees annually to graduating Sociology students.

What major is UCLA famous for? ›

The most popular majors at University of California, Los Angeles include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and English Language ...

What GPA do you need to get into UCLA as a transfer student? ›

Admission Considerations and Requirements

The average GPA of admitted transfer students is above 3.5 and admitted students have completed most or all major prep courses. We give highest priority to applicants from California community colleges and other UC campuses.

What is the lowest grade that will transfer? ›

Generally, college-level courses completed at regionally-accredited institutions will transfer, provided that a grade of at least "C" (2.0) is earned and the course is similar in content and scope to work offered at your targeted college or university who will assess your academic history.

Can I transfer with a 2.0 GPA? ›

accepted. Colleges usually look for at least a 2.0 GPA in order to accept a student as a transfer (and more competitive schools look for higher GPAs).

Is 2.5 GPA good for transfer students? ›

The answer is No. The national average for a GPA is around 3.0 and a 2.5 GPA puts you below that average. A 2.5 GPA means that you've gotten only C-s and D+s in your high school classes so far. Since this GPA is significantly below a 2.0, it will make things very difficult for you in the college application process.

What matters most for transfer students? ›

Good grades are one of the most important things admissions offices look for in transfer applications. If struggling in school is one of the reasons you want to transfer, be prepared to explain what steps you're taking to improve them in your college essay.

Should I apply as a first year student or as a transfer student? ›

Answer: If you've attempted college coursework after you graduated from high school or if you have military services, you'll apply as a transfer student. Otherwise, you'll apply as a first-year student.

What are the most common reasons for being a transfer student? ›

Good Reasons to Transfer Colleges
  • You want to challenge yourself academically. ...
  • You can't afford the tuition and living costs expenses. ...
  • You feel like you don't belong in the school you initially intended. ...
  • The school's location isn't convenient for you. ...
  • You don't like the school's social scene. ...
  • You want to switch majors.

Can you get rejected as a transfer student? ›

You can ask a four-year school to reconsider if you get rejected or wait-listed at first. You're understandably hurting if the transfer college at the top of your list just rejected you. But your crusade to get into your dream school isn't necessarily over.

Can you get denied as a transfer student? ›

Yes, but for many schools transfer admissions can be more selective than applying from high school. Follow the advice below.

Do universities like transfer students? ›

Do some schools accept more transfer students than freshmen? The transfer rate is typically higher for freshmen as opposed to transferring students. According to a report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the average rate of admission for a transfer applicant is 62 percent.

How do you write a formal request for a transfer? ›

I am writing to request consideration for a transfer from my [current position] as [current job title] at [company name] to a similar position at the [company name] office located in [city and state of preferred location]. I am asking for a transfer due to [reason for wanting a transfer].

What are the types of transfer? ›

Types of Transfer:
  • The Following are The Various Types of Transfers:
  • (A) Production Transfers:
  • (B) Replacement Transfers:
  • (C) Versatility Transfers:
  • (D) Shift Transfers:
  • (E) Remedial Transfers:
  • (F) Miscellaneous Transfers:

Can I apply for transfer after one semester? ›

They can apply for a transfer before the commencement of a semester or in-between academic sessions.

Can I transfer to another university before 1st semester? ›

Can I transfer to another University before First semester? Yes, you may, depending on the school's policy and their consent with few conditions! It is usually not recommended by international advisors or DSOs to suggest you to do this in first semester.

Does transfer approval means admission? ›

While Transfer Approval Link gives you access to accept the new course offered instead of your original course. Hence, if your school doesn't change your course, you will need the Admission Status Link only. If they change it, you'll need Transfer Approval first.

What is a red flag for admissions officers? ›

What is an application red flag? Simply put, it's something on a college application that can make an admissions officer second guess how qualified an applicant is or if they're a good-fit for the school. A red flag can be as serious as a disciplinary infraction, or as simple as not following application directions.

What are the 3 main things admissions offices check for before admitting you into their school? ›

According to a 2019 report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the top factors for admissions are overall high school GPA, grades in Advanced Placement or other college-prep classes and the difficulty of the student's curriculum.

Can you ask admissions officers why you were rejected? ›

There is no rule keeping denied students from asking admissions officers the reason for the decision. However, it's very much likely for them to get a generic response or none at all. It's a better idea for denied students to ask admissions officers what they could do for increased admissions chances.

Can you transfer universities mid year? ›

Whether you're one week, one month or even one year into your degree, if you aren't happy where you are transferring is an option. Here's how to transfer universities and what it's like to make this change.

What happens if you accept admission to two colleges? ›

You Would Be Breaking a Contract with the Colleges

The first and foremost reason is that when you submit your application to any college or university, you electronically sign something that says you will only accept an offer from one school. So, theoretically, this should be the end of discussion.

How hard is it to transfer within UC system? ›

It is possible to transfer from one UC campus to another but the requirements can be difficult to decipher since you must complete the major prerequisites for the destination UC, not your current UC, in order to be competitive for admission consideration.

Do you have to complete Igetc to transfer? ›

Complete all the IGETC courses before you transfer. Otherwise, you'll need to satisfy the specific freshman/sophomore-level general education requirements of your UC college or school.

Do you need calculus to transfer to UC? ›

But your UC campus needs you to pass Pre-calculus. You'll want to take Intermediate Algebra as soon as possible, so you'll also have time to complete Pre-calculus before you transfer.

How hard is it to transfer from a UC to another? ›

If you want to transfer to a different UC campus, there are a few things you need to know: You must be in good academic standing (last term and/or cumulative UC GPA of 2.00 or above) at your prior UC campus to be considered for transfer admission, even if that UC campus is not your last school of attendance.

Does your GPA reset when you transfer to a UC? ›

In terms of your UC GPA it definitely does. UC will transfer your units over, but your UC GPA will only reflect the classes you took at UC.

What happens if I dont complete IGETC? ›

Students who do not complete IGETC before transferring will be required to satisfy the lower-division general education/breadth requirements of the UC college or school they attend. However, California community colleges may grant partial certification of IGETC to students who are missing no more than two requirements.

What is the difference between IGETC and GE? ›

IGETC satisfies the lower division GE for either a UC or CSU, whereas the CSU GE Breadth pattern only satisfies lower division GE at CSU. The CSU GE has additional requirements that transfer specialists can describe.

How many courses are required for the IGETC? ›

Three courses from at least two academic disciplines. 5C—Science Laboratory Underlined courses in Areas 5A and 5B include a laboratory, and fulfill the 5C requirement.

Can you transfer to a UC with less than 60 credits? ›

To be eligible for transfer admission, you must complete a minimum of 60 UC-transferable semester (90 quarter) units by end of spring term prior to fall admission.

What do UC's look for in transfer students? ›

Academic achievement is the single most important factor in transfer admission evaluation. Your grades and the completion of your major preparation requirements are essential for successful transfer (completion of general education requirements can help speed up your time to graduation).

Does UC require 4 years of math? ›

UC-approved high school courses

Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry. A geometry course or an integrated math course with a sufficient amount of geometry content must be completed.

What GPA do you need to transfer? ›

Transfer applicants from regionally accredited colleges and universities must have at least a cumulative 2.25 grade-point average on a 4.00 scale (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0). Several colleges and programs within the university, however, require higher grade point averages on all college work attempted.

Is it better to transfer in spring or fall? ›

There are plenty of schools that offer spring transfer admission. The applicant pool is smaller and probably weaker, but there are also fewer spots open. Transferring in the fall will probably be easier to get adjusted since there will be more transfer students and transfer orientation.

Are all UC courses transferable? ›

A course that is comparable to a lower-division course offered at one or more UC campuses is transferable. Alternately, a course may be transferable if it is appropriate for a university degree in terms of depth, scope, and rigor.

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