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?
- Official transcript from each college/university attended
- High school transcript—if fewer than 30 college credits have been earned, or if you are applying for financial aid
What is the application fee?
$30. The application fee is waived when you apply online at www.arcadia.edu/apply, or if you attend a Transfer Decision 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! As long as you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, you automatically will be considered for scholarships. Award amounts range up to $17,500 per year and are renewable automatically if you remain a fulltime student in good academic standing. If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you are guaranteed $14,500 per year for full-time study provided your cumulative transfer GPA (from all institutions combined) is 3.5 or higher and you 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?
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be completed online at www.fafsa.gov.
- Arcadia Financial Aid Application can be completed online at www.arcadia.edu/finaidforms.
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 Decision Day. Click here for upcoming dates.
- Option B: Email a copy of your transcript to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Option C: Contact the Office of Enrollment Management to schedule an individual appointment. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling 1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342).
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 your academic adviser, if you are a transfer student in good academic standing, you 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 is a unique opportunity to study for a week abroad and earn two credits—all at a reduced cost, including transportation and hotel accommodations. Each Preview course begins in January and includes travel abroad over spring break. For more information about Preview, visit www.arcadia.edu/preview.
What core classes will I need to take as a transfer student?
Your requirements depend upon the number of credits transferred. You must complete English 101 if you do not have an equivalent course with a “B” or better. In addition, you must complete a Global Connections Experience and Reflection as well as a Senior Capstone Project. For more information on Arcadia requirements for transfer students, please visit www.arcadia.edu/transferreq.
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.