Transfer Applicants

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Academic Requirements for Admission

Students who have attempted 24 or more semester credits or 36 or more quarter credits of full-time course work at another regionally accredited college or university, excluding developmental or remedial courses, are classified as transfer applicants. This policy does not include any advanced college credit earned in high school.

For most programs of study, letters of recommendation and other supporting materials are optional; however, if deemed necessary for admission consideration, a request will be made for any or all of the following: high school academic transcript, college admission test scores, personal statement, personal interview and letters of recommendation.

In general, transfer applicants must present at least a “C” grade average for overall college-level course work for admission consideration. There are specific GPA requirements that an applicant must meet in order to be considered for admission to specific academic programs of study. Please consult the particular college’s section for these requirements.

Application Procedures

The following must be submitted before a transfer applicant can be considered for admission:

  • An Application for Admission
  • Request official transcripts from prior institutions to be sent directly to the Office of Admission. All transcripts must be received by August 15.

Application Policies

Applicants who fail to declare previous college attendance and submit transcripts of such records will be subject to dismissal from the University.

Applicants who are currently attending another college or university and are offered admission to Saint Louis University are admitted with the provision that the transfer admission requirements are maintained prior to enrollment at the University. A final transcript showing all grades must be submitted at the conclusion of the semester or term.

Degree-seeking candidates will receive an evaluation of their transferable course work after they receive their admission letter.