Transfer Applicants

If you are currently or were previously enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution, you must apply to Denison as a transfer applicant, and if you are admitted, your credits will be evaluated according to our transfer credit policy. In evaluating your application to Denison, we take a number of things into consideration about you as an individual. We are seeking students who have demonstrated a seriousness toward their academic life and who, in addition, would bring a variety of interests, characteristics, and personal qualities to our dynamic campus community. Our admission committee gives careful attention to the following components of your application:

A list of required items and additional information for transfer applicants.

Required Items

Additional Information

Transfer Common Application or Coalition Application

Once you submit your application, you will be emailed a confirmation that includes login information for your online portal (where you can keep track of your other application materials).

College Report

A completed college report must come from all colleges or universities attended.

Official College Transcript

We will use this to recalculate your GPA and evaluate your most recent academic performance and course selection.

Official Final High School Transcript

We will use this to contextualize your most recent academic performance in college.

A list of optional items and additional information for transfer applicants.

Optional Items

Additional Information

Interview (on campus with an admission counselor or senior interviewer, or off campus with an alumnus/alumna)

Interviews are optional but recommended when logistically possible.

Fine/Performing Arts Supplement

Students interested in creative writing, dance, music, studio art, or theatre may submit supplementary arts materials for evaluation. This is done through the Denison Applicant Portal, which is available once the Common or Coalition Application has been submitted.

Application rounds and deadlines for transfer applicants

Application Round

Submission Deadline

Decision Notification Sent

Reply Deadline

January (Spring Semester) Admission

November 15

December 15

Specified in offer of admission

August (Fall Semester) Admission

May 15


Specified in offer of admission

Denison University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.

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