Every college will have its own requirements and deadlines for admission, so look at the college’s transfer admissions website or call the admissions office for the details. See the Transfer Contacts section.
In almost all cases, colleges will require:
- Completed application form
- Community college transcript
- Official notice that the student is in "good standing" with the original college/university
- Immunization records (MMR vaccination)
- Proof that the student meets all freshman admission requirements (ONLY in cases where the transfer student does not have the total credits required for transfer), such as ACT or SAT test scores and high school transcripts or GED
- Non-refundable application fee (can sometimes be waived in cases of financial need)
Some colleges, or specific college programs, will require:
- Essays – Proofread, proofread, proofread. Grammar and spelling mistakes should not be part of your application.
- Interviews – If an interview is required, be ready to answer questions like "Tell me a little about yourself." "Why do you want to attend our school?" or "Why are you interested in this program?"
- Auditions & Portfolios – If you're trying to get into a theater or music program, you might have to audition. Art programs may require a portfolio of work.
- Lists of Activities – Some colleges, especially selective colleges, will want to know what extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, volunteerism, etc.) you've participated in.
- Letters of Recommendation – Some colleges, or specific college programs, will require letters of recommendation. It is really important to ask your instructors for these in advance. And make sure they are submitted ON TIME.