The University of Delaware welcomes transfer students to our community. Close to 500 transfer students enroll each fall with an additional 250+ 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,) transfer students will find hundreds of ways to become immersed in our community.
Prospective transfer students are invited to visit campus on 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
In general, transfer applicants must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for admission. 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, and type of institution attended.
Certain majors are more selective and require both a higher minimum grade point average and specific coursework. Explore Delaware's 145 academic majors, then review our Transfer Criteria to be sure that you meet the necessary admission requirements. Although the following criteria for transfer admission do not guarantee admission, all prospective transfer students are strongly encouraged to read these criteria, prior to applying, to best understand if they are eligible for admission.
Please note: All majors in the Lerner College of Business and Economics (Accounting; Economics/Education; Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation; Finance, Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management; Hospitality Industry Studies; International Business Studies; Management; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Operations Management; and Sport Management) require a minimum 3.25 cumulative college g.p.a. (2.75 g.p.a. for Delaware residents only) from all attended colleges and universities. With the exception of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, these majors also require a B or better grade in a college-level Calculus course. Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management requires a B or better in a math course e.g. Pre-Calculus or College Math and Statistics. These are strict guidelines. Please refer to Transfer Criteria by Major for Fall/Spring for requirements into other majors.
Awarding of Transfer Credits
Curious about which current 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 students who are registering for courses at their current institutions with the goal of then transferring to UD. 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. Please note: If you are admitted to a major in Lerner College of Business and Economics, only business-related credits are accepted if they have been taken at another business school that is also 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. The Assistant Dean's Office within the admitted student's College will make the final determination of how transfer credits apply to the student's degree program and graduation requirements. Departments may require applicants to repeat outdated courses and/or course work completed more than seven calendar years earlier.
How to Apply
The Common Application 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)
November 1 for Spring Admission
May 1 for Fall Admission