Admissions Requirements for Transfers

If you’re thinking about transferring to UD, the best thing you can do is begin preparing early. 

 

Before you apply, it is crucial to review the Requirements by Major section below. Some majors are closed to transfers, while many other majors require a higher GPA and/or specific course requirements in order to be considered for admission. 

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Important Dates

Fall Application Deadline: May 1

Spring Application Deadline: November 1

Admissions Deposit: May 1 or 3 weeks after date of acceptance letter

 

Supplemental Deadlines and Requirements for Special Programs

Apparel Design Portfolio: Portfolio requirements. Rolling

Art and Design Portfolio: Transfer Portfolio requirements. January 15

Music Major Audition: Audition Dates. January 15

 

Fall Financial Aid Deadlines

Begin FAFSA Filing: October 1

Recommended Deadline for FAFSA Filing: January 15

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Requirements by Major

Students transferring to the University of Delaware must meet specific academic requirements. Transfer criteria for most majors are listed under “Majors requiring a minimum 2.0 college GPA.” or “Majors requiring more than a 2.0 GPA.”   However, some majors are not available to transfers and are listed under “Majors Not Available to Transfers”. Please review lists to locate your intended major status before applying.  

Please note: UD does not utilize a grade forgiveness policy for repeated courses. All prior coursework and final grades will be calculated in an applicant's cumulative GPA.

For students who have completed fewer than 45 college credits at the time of the admissions evaluation, an official, final high school transcript and standardized test scores are required and will be considered. The more college credits completed, the less impact high school credentials will have on the admissions evaluation.

Majors Requiring a Minimum 2.0 college GPA

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological Sciences (B.A/B.S.)
  • Black American Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication Interest (Transfer students admitted to the Communication Interest major as juniors will not be able to enter the upper-division      Communication major until   the beginning of their senior year. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Caplan, Associate Professor,        Communication, before you apply.)
  • Comparative Literature
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Food & Agribusiness Marketing & Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures (Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Chinese Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish Studies)
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Health Behavior Science
  • History
  • History-Foreign Languages (Classics, French, German, Russian, Spanish)
  • Insect Ecology & Conservation
  • International Relations
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Horticulture & Design
  • Latin American & Iberian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics & French
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational & Community Leadership
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Interest
  • Philosophy
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (B.A./B.S.)
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Majors Requiring More than a 2.0 college GPA

 

Accounting

 

GPA: 3.2 or higher. “B” or better in Calculus
course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241

Actuarial Sciences

GPA: 2.5 minimum. "C" or higher in a course equivalent to UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam.

Animal Science

GPA: 2.5.

Anthropology Education

GPA: 2.75

Apparel Design

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must submit a portfolio.

Applied Nutrition

GPA: 2.0. Strong Chemistry background

Art & Design

GPA: 2.0. Applicants must submit a portfolio.

Art Conservation

GPA: 2.0. Applicants should contact Dr. Vicki Cassman, Associate Director, Art Conservation, before submitting an application.

Art History

GPA: 2.0. Applicants should contact Dr. Monica Dominguez-Torres, Director of Undergraduate Studies of Art History, before submitting an application.

Athletic Training Interest

GPA: 2.75.

Biochemistry

GPA: 2.5; 2.75 in major coursework

Biological Sciences Education

GPA: 2.5; 2.75 in major coursework

Biomedical Engineering

GPA: 3.2. “B” or better in course equivalent of UD’s CHEM 103, BISC 207, MATH 241; strong  math and science background. Space is very limited. 

Chemistry

GPA: 2.5; 2.75  in major coursework

Chemistry Education

GPA: 2.5; 2.75 in major coursework

Chemical Engineering

GPA: 3.2. "B+" or better in course equivalent of UD's CHEM 111 and MATH 242 and a strong background in math and science. Space is very limited. 

Civil Engineering

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in course equivalent of UD’s MATH 242 and CHEM 103.

Computer Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background including completion of a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 241 and at least, one of the following: CHEM 103, PHYS 207, CISC 106.

Dietetics

Interested students must apply to and enroll in Applied Nutrition and then may apply to Dietetics after achieving a UD GPA of 2.75 and meeting certain course requirements. 

Early Childhood Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Earth Science Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Elementary Teacher Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Economics (B.A. & Economics Education Degrees)

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 114, 115, 117, 221, or 241.  

Economics (B.S. Degree)

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in the a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background including the completion of a course equivalent to MATH 241 and one of the following: CHEM 103, PHYS 207, CISC 106.

Energy & Environmental Policy

GPA: 2.5. Strong economics, science, or engineering background.

English Education

GPA: 3.0.

Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation 

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Environmental Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background, including a “B” or better in MATH   242 and CHEM 103.

Environmental Science

GPA: 2.0. A “C” or better  in a college-level calculus course.

Exercise Science

GPA: 3.0.  “C" or better in college-level General Biology and General Chemistry.

Fashion Merchandising

GPA: 3.0.

Finance

GPA: 3.2. “B” or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Financial Planning

GPA: 3.2. “B” or better in a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Foreign Languages Education (French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish)

GPA: 2.75.

Geography Education

GPA: 2.75.

History Education

GPA: 2.75.

Hospitality Industry Management

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 114, 115, 117, 221, or 241.  

Human Services

GPA: 2.5.

International Business Studies

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Management

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Management Information Systems

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Marine Science/ Marine Biology

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in college calculus. Biology and chemistry college coursework required.

Marketing

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Mathematics (B.A., B.S., Applied)

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in the course equivalent of UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam.

Mathematics and Economics

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in the course equivalent of UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam.

Mathematics Education (B.A./B.S.)

GPA 2.75.

Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background.”B” or better in a course equivalent to MATH241 and MEEG 112. Space is very limited. 

Medical Diagnostics (including Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration)

GPA: 2.5.

Medical Laboratory and Diagnostics (Biomedical Sciences) 

GPA: 2.5. Once enrolled in the Medical Laboratory and Diagnostics interest major, prerequisite coursework is required to gain junior year status in the Medical Diagnostics, Medical Diagnostics Pre-Physician Assistant or Medical Laboratory Science majors. Space is limited. Contact L. Allshouse for further information.

Meteorology and Climatology

GPA: 2.0. “C” or better in a college-level calculus course.

Music (includes Music Management Studies)

GPA: 2.0. Applicants must audition.

Music Composition

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition.

Music Education - General/Choral

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition.

Music Education - Instrumental

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition.

Music History and Literature

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition, interview, and provide a writing sample.  

Music Theory

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition, interview, and provide a writing sample.  

Music, Applied-Instrumental

GPA: 2.5. Applicants must audition.

Music, Applied-Piano

GPA: 2.5. Applicants must audition.

Music, Applied-Voice

GPA: 2.5. Applicants must audition.

Nursing

The traditional Nursing Program is closed to transfer applicants. RNs may apply to the B.S.N. for RN program.  Those who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree may apply to the Accelerated Nursing (B.S.N.) program. For more information visit http://www.udel.edu/nursing/.

Nutritional Sciences

GPA: 2.75. Strong chemistry background.

Operations Management

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Physics

GPA: 2.75. Minimum 2.75 GPA in courses equivalent to PHYS 207 and 208 and Math 241 and 242.

Physics Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Political Science Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Pre-Vet Medicine and Animal Biosciences

GPA: 2.5.

Psychology Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Quantitative Biology

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in the course equivalent of UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam.

Sociology Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Sport Management

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

 

Majors Not Available to Transfers

  • Business-Undeclared
  • Computer Science* (for fall 2017)
  • Engineering-Undeclared
  • Information Systems* (for fall 2017)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Traditional Nursing (BSN)
  • University Studies-Undeclared (with over 29 transferable credits)

*These majors are only open to students completing the Computing & Information Science Connected Degree at Delaware Tech.

Additional Requirements

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Letters of recommendation are optional.
  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 45 college credits completed must submit an official high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores.

Readmission to the University

Students looking to return to UD for degree-seeking purposes can apply for readmission through the Registrar's Office.

Readmission Information and Application

Second Degree Nursing

The Accelerated Degree Program in Nursing is for individuals who have obtained a baccalaureate degree in another field, and wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Second Degree Nursing Application

Will My Coursework Transfer?

The University of Delaware regularly evaluates courses from other institutions. If a course doesn’t appear in the Transfer Credit Matrix,  faculty may require you to supply a course description and a syllabus in order to evaluate it.

Transfer Credit Matrix 

AP or IB Credit

UD awards test credit for some secondary and post-secondary examinations and education programs.

General Information

Advanced Placement Credit