We are delighted that you are considering a transfer to Denison University!
Transfer Application Requirements:
- Common Application for Transfers
- Official Final High School Transcript
- College Report (from college or university most recently attended)
- College Instructor Evaluation
- SAT and/or ACT test scores (submission is optional). We accept scores recorded on an official high school transcript
To apply, students should complete the
Transfer Common Application.
If you have any questions, please contact an Admissions Transfer Coordinator:
Our transfer application deadline for January admission is November 15, and for August admission May 15. Applications need to be completed and in our hands by the corresponding deadline. As transfer applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, please be aware that we accept only a limited number of transfer students based on enrollment and residential availability.
A non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $300.00 is required for admission.
August Orientation & January Orientation
In August, transfer students arrive on-campus with the incoming first-year class. This allows transfer students an opportunity to become familiar with the campus and also to meet other transfer students. During August Orientation there are special sessions tailored to the interests of transfer students. For those transfer students entering in January, there will be an individual orientation held at that time.
For specific questions concerning this orientation please contact Christie Kasson
Is there a minimum GPA to apply?
A minimum of a 3.00 GPA is required to apply for admission.
Can I apply as a First-Year Transfer Student?
Denison considers applications from first-year students on a limited and selective basis.
Are there Merit Scholarships available for Transfer Students?
Transfer students are automatically considered for merit scholarships which range from $15,000-$23,000.
Is a campus visit and interview required?
Students are strongly encouraged to visit campus and arrange an interview. Preference will be given to students who have interviewed. A campus tour and interview may be scheduled online or by calling 1-800-DENISON. Whether you schedule online or by telephone, be sure to identify yourself as a transfer applicant.
How do I learn what credits will transfer?
If admitted to Denison, Trish Spence, Transfer Credit Coordinator, will do a transfer credit evaluation. This evaluation includes a summary of all courses and credit hours acceptable toward graduation from Denison, as well as what General Education requirements will need to be fulfilled at Denison. The Transfer Credit Coordinator can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 740-587-6658.
What is the process for transferring credit?
Credit for course work completed at an accredited college or university normally will transfer, if the credits are in a discipline taught at Denison and if a minimum grade of ‘C’ was awarded. However, all course work must be approved by the department or program to receive credit, fulfill a general education requirement, or to be applied towards a major, minor or concentration. Therefore, it is pertinent that students submit all course syllabi information to the Office of the Registrar to begin the approval process.
For additional information, please refer to the Transfer Credit Policy.
What do I need to know when reviewing the evaluation of my credits?
Once the transfer of course work has been approved, the Registrar’s Office will provide a copy of the credit evaluation. This evaluation will indicate those courses/credits approved to transfer to Denison as course equivalencies, fulfillment of general education requirements and fulfillment of major, minor or concentration requirements, or general credits towards graduation. There is no limit to the amount of transfer credit Denison will accept.
However, to be eligible for a Denison degree, students must complete at least 64 semester hours of credit at Denison; most courses are 4 credits. If you have received an Associate degree, it does not guarantee that you will enter Denison as a junior. The evaluation of transfer credit is based on course work, not degree granted or prior class level.
How do my previous courses apply towards a major?
Individual department chairs are generally responsible for deciding which prior coursework will satisfy the requirements of a particular major. If admitted to Denison, students should coordinate with the registrar and department chairs to determine which requirements in a particular major have been satisfied and how to schedule the remaining courses.
Some majors require students to start early in their college career and are more difficult to complete for transfer students arriving later in their degree.
How do I register for classes?
Students may register for classes by scheduling an appointment with Lisa Ashton, Registration Coordinator. Registration may be completed either by phone or in person. The Registration Coordinator may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 740-587-6659.
What Are The Housing Options?
Denison is a residential college with a variety of housing options. All students are required to live on-campus unless they live within a 25 mile radius with a parent or guardian.
For specific questions concerning housing please contact Donna Davis at email@example.com or by calling 740-587-6272.
Test Optional Policy
Submission of the SAT or ACT is optional. The quality of your academic performance and the rigor of courses selected at both high school and college are the most important facts considered by the Admissions Committee. Independent of the admission process and solely for the purpose of the College’s research, students who have taken the standardized tests must submit the official results of these tests upon enrolling.