Fast Facts for Transfer Students

When is the transfer admission deadline?

June 15 is the Priority Deadline for fall admission. November 15 is the Priority Deadline for spring admission.

What are the transfer admission requirements?

  1. Application
  2. Official transcript from each college/university attended
  3. High school transcript—if fewer than 30 college credits have been earned, or if you are applying for financial aid

What is the transfer application fee?

$30. The application fee is waived when you apply online at, or if you attend a Transfer Evaluation Day or when you visit campus.

What is the minimum GPA?  

2.5 needed to be considered for admission.

Are there any merit-based scholarships for transfer students?

Yes! Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher automatically will be considered for scholarships. Award amounts range up to $16,500 per year and are renewable automatically for fulltime students who remain in good academic standing. Members of Phi Theta Kappa are guaranteed $14,500 per year for full-time study provided their cumulative transfer GPA is a 3.5 or better (cumulative GPA from all institutions combined) and they have earned a minimum of 30 college credits. Additionally, coursework must have been earned on a full-time basis (12 or more credits per semester) and must pertain to two or more general academic disciplines.

What financial aid forms should I complete?

  1. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) (can be completed online at
  2. Arcadia Financial Aid Application (can be completed online at

Is Arcadia University transfer friendly?

Yes! Arcadia will accept up to 75 credits from regionally accredited two-year institutions and up to 90 credits from regionally accredited four-year institutions.

How do I find out what will transfer?

  • Option A: Attend a Transfer Evaluation Day (TED). Click here for upcoming dates.
  • Option B: Fax your request along with transcripts from each school you have attended to 215-572-4049. Be sure to include your name, contact information (including phone and email), intended major, if you hope to take day or evening courses and when you would like to enroll.
  • Option C: Contact the Office of Enrollment Management to schedule an individual appointment.

Can transfer students study abroad?

Yes! Transfer students are able to participate in study abroad opportunities, and a Global Connections Experience is a key part of Arcadia’s undergraduate curriculum. With the approval of their academic advisers, transfer students in good academic standing can spend a week, a semester or a full academic year studying abroad. Typically, transfer students will choose to study abroad during their junior year or the first semester of their senior year.

In addition, Preview for Transfer students is a unique opportunity to study for a week abroad and earn 2 credits—all at a reduced cost, including transportation and hotel accommodations. Locations for 2013 include Austria, Costa Rica, Mexico, Romania and Sicily. Each Preview course begins in January and includes travel abroad over spring break. For more information about Preview for Transfer Students, visit

What core classes will I need to take as a transfer student?

The requirements for transfer students depend upon the number of credits transferred. All students must complete English 101 if they do not have an equivalent course with a “B” or better. In addition, all transfer students must complete the Global Connections Experience and Reflection as well as the Senior Capstone Project. The remaining curricular requirements will be based on the number of credits accepted. Click here for more information on Arcadia requirements for transfer students.

Arcadia’s flexible Undergraduate Curriculum allows you and your Arcadia adviser to design an academic path specially tailored to your interests and enthusiasms.

At Arcadia your courses and academic experiences make the connections—across disciplines and cultures, between theory and practical applications, between the classroom and the community—that help you to understand how the world works.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Office of Enrollment Management. Call: 215-572-2910 E-mail: 


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