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Application for Transfer Admission

The university welcomes applications from prospective transfer students for entrance to either semester. July 1 is the application deadline for transfer admission to the fall semester; December 1 is the deadline for the spring semester. All applicants are expected to be in good academic and social standing at their previous college(s).

To be considered for transfer admission, applicants must submit the following:

  • the transfer application and a $35 nonrefundable processing fee,
  • official transcripts of all previously completed college work, including summer school,
  • a Dean's Transfer Evaluation Form completed by the dean of students at the previous college or colleges (this form is also provided by the Susquehanna Office of Admissions),
  • secondary school transcripts and standardized test scores (scores recorded on official secondary school transcripts are acceptable),
  • a personal on-campus interview, if at all possible, and
  • an audition with the music faculty for transfer applicants to the music degree programs or a portfolio for transfer applicants to the writing major program. Further information about the audition and portfolio is available in the First Year Student Admission section.

Susquehanna encourages transfers with an associate degree from accredited community and junior colleges. Such candidates should have taken a course of study in the liberal arts that is compatible with Susquehanna's curriculum. The transfer coordinator, in conjunction with the appropriate academic department, makes the final decision on the amount of credit granted.

Students who have completed an associate degree through Susquehanna's evening program may enroll in the bachelor's degree program. All semester hours earned through the university's evening associate degree program will be applied to the bachelor degree. In most cases associate degree holders who meet the conditions above are able to complete the bachelor's program in two additional years of study.

Susquehanna will accept for transfer credit course work taken at U.S. institutions accredited by federally-recognized, regional accrediting organizations, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Only courses in which a grade of C- or above has been earned are considered for transfer.

Susquehanna University has a formal dual admission agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College. Students at Harrisburg Area Community College should see their transfer advisor for further information.

The Admissions Committee will release decisions after all credentials are on file. The candidate’s reply date for successful applicants is stated in the letter of admission.

Transfers become eligible for financial assistance immediately. Further information is available in the Costs and Financial Aid section on beginning on page 244 or by calling the Office of Financial Aid at 570-372-4450.

Residency requirements for transfers are outlined in the Academic Regulations section.

Mid-Year Admission. Susquehanna encourages applications for admission to the spring semester. Accelerated students, mid-year high school graduates, transfer students and others holding a high school diploma are eligible. Candidates follow the procedures previously outlined. Applications and supporting documents should be received by December 1 at the latest.

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