University of Delaware

Transfer Students

The University of Delaware welcomes transfer students to our community. Close to 500 transfer students enroll each fall and 200 enrolling each spring. Transfer students may choose to live on-campus in transfer communities within our residence halls, and, with more than 300 registered student organizations at UD (including the Transfer Student Association,) will find hundreds of ways to become immersed in our community.

Prospective transfer students are invited to visit campus on specific Fridays at 3 p.m. for an exclusive Transfer Student Experience. Enjoy a 30-minute presentation with an admissions representative, tour campus with a current student, and find out why Delaware may be the right place for you to continue your college education. We do not offer interview appointments for transfer applicants.

 

Evaluation of Transfer Applicants

Each applicant is reviewed individually, taking into account factors such as cumulative grade point average, rigor of coursework, trend in grades, choice of major, transferability of courses, type of institution attended and choice of major including required coursework for that major

Explore Delaware's 145 academic majors, then review our Transfer Criteria by Major to be sure that you meet the minimum admission requirements before applying. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions.

""Fall 2014 Transfer Criteria by Major

""Spring 2015 Transfer Criteria by Major

Restricted Majors

Majors in the Colleges listed below require specific coursework e.g. math and/or specific science courses. These majors also require a minimum 3.0 overall g. p. a. in all college-level coursework.
Please review the appropriate Transfer Criteria by Major listed above before you submit your admissions application.

The Lerner College of Business and Economics
College of Engineering

Closed Majors These majors are not open to transfer applicants.

Business-Undeclared
Engineering-Undeclared
Health Sciences-Occupational Therapy
Nursing (traditional B.S.N. only)
University Studies-Undeclared (if you have more than 30 transferable credits)

 

Awarding of Transfer Credits

Which of my course credits will transfer to UD? Check out our Transfer Credit Matrix, which contains thousands of course equivalents from more than 800 institutions. The Matrix is also a useful tool for you when registering for additional courses at your current college. The UD Transfer Credit Matrix is an organic document, with representatives from UD's Office of the Registrar working with new students and UD faculty to regularly evaluate and post University of Delaware course equivalents from other institutions. Therefore, if one of your courses is not listed, it generally means it has not been evaluated yet. Faculty may require you to supply course information such as a syllabus in order to have it approved.

Please note: If you are admitted to a major in Lerner College of Business and Economics, business-related credits may be accepted if they have been taken at another accredited institution even if it is not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

Except for approved Connected Degree Programs, transfer credits from community colleges are generally accepted as equivalent to lower-division (100-200 level) coursework at the University of Delaware. Once admitted, your preliminary transfer credit evaluation will be available on your admissions portal page a.k.a. mybluehenhome. Then the Assistant Dean's Office within your entering College will make the final determination of how your transfer credits apply to your UD degree requirements. Courses taken beyond seven years may need to be repeated if deemed outdated by the Department.

How to Apply

Review the UD “Transfer Criteria by Major” for Fall or Spring admission to determine eligibility requirements, then submit: The Common Application (including essay) for Transfer Admission $75 Application Fee Official Transcripts from ALL Colleges and/or Universities attended Letter of Recommendation Applicants with fewer than 60 credits must also submit: Official, Final High School Transcript Standardized Test Scores: SAT Reasoning (UD Code is 5811) and/or ACT with Writing (UD Code is 0634)

Deadlines

November 1 for Spring Admission

May 1 for Fall Admission

(Applicants submitting applications beyond deadlines may be reviewed on a space-available basis.)

How to Apply

Review the UD Transfer Criteria by Major for Fall 2014 for Spring 2015 admission to determine eligibility requirements, then submit:

The Common Application (including essay) for Transfer Admission

$75 Application Fee

Official Transcripts from ALL Colleges and/or Universities attended

Letter of Recommendation

Applicants with less than 60 credits must also submit:

Official High School Transcript

Standardized Test Scores: SAT Reasoning (UD Code is 5811) and/or ACT with Writing (UD Code is 0634)

 

Deadlines

November 1 for Spring Admission

May 1 for Fall Admission

 

Additional Resources

"" Transfer Credit Policy

"" Transfer Credit Matrix

"" Test Credits (AP, IB)

"" Articulation Agreements

"" Registrar Home

 

Transfer FAQ's

"" Frequently Asked Questions