Transfer Students

Applications to transfer to Stetson University operate on a rolling admission so it is best to apply as early as possible, but applications will continue to be accepted until the class is filled. Transfers may also enter in the spring semester (deadline is December 15), and in the summer session (deadline is May 1). Transfer candidates will receive notification of admission on a rolling basis upon completion of the application. An on-line application is available on our website at

Transfer Application Process

Transfer applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed application and $50.00 non-refundable application fee
  2. Transcripts from all colleges attended
  3. An official high school transcript is also required of a transfer applicant who has completed fewer than 30 semester credit hours or 45 quarter credit hours.

Music students must also satisfactorily complete an audition.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to also submit a writing sample, which can be a graded paper or an essay. Transfer students with less than 30 college credits have the option to have her/his SAT or ACT scores considered, but this is not required. Letters of recommendation are also welcome but not required.

Admission Requirements

A student who wishes to transfer to Stetson University must

  1. Have completed a semester of academic work at a regionally accredited college or university at the time of entry, and not be concurrently enrolled in high school,
  2. Be in good standing and eligible to continue or be readmitted at the last institution attended, unless all work has been completed or the student has graduated from that institution,
  3. Have earned at least a “C” cumulative grade point average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in a college parallel program. Most successful transfer candidates have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average, and
  4. Meet all criteria for first-year admission if less than 30 college-level credits have been earned post-graduation from high school.

Detailed information regarding Stetson University transfer policies can be found in the Records, Grades, and Registration section of this Catalog.

Stetson University honors suspensions of the last institution, and credit will not be awarded for work taken during the suspension period. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide the Office of Admission at Stetson University with official transcripts of work from all colleges attended. Concealment of previous attendance at a college or university is cause for cancellation of admission and registration.