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; Dec. 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:
Susquehanna encourages transfers with associate degrees 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 appropriate academic departments or deans make the final decision on the amount of credit granted.
Susquehanna will accept for transfer credit coursework in fields appropriate to Susquehanna's academic mission 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 will not award more transfer credit for a course than the parent institution has assigned to that course.
Susquehanna University has a formal dual admission agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College. Students at Harrisburg Area Community College should see their transfer adviser 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 or by calling the Office of Financial Aid at 570-372-4450.
Residency requirements for transfers are outlined in the academic regulations section.
Midyear Admission. Susquehanna encourages applications for admission to the spring semester. Accelerated students, midyear 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 Dec. 1 at the latest.
International Students. Susquehanna University encourages applications from international students. In addition to the application, candidates must submit two letters of recommendation, an official secondary school transcript including course lists and examination results, the TOEFL, IELTS or CET 4 if English is not the first language, and certification of financial support. SAT results are considered if they are submitted but are not required. International applicants may not request early decision or use the Write Option alternative to standardized testing.