Transfer Application Information
Thank you for your interest in applying to The University of Scranton. Please review the information below before you begin your free online application. We do not accept paper applications.
How to Applyplus or minus
If you are interested in applying for entry term Fall 2021: The Common Application will be undergoing maintenance beginning on July 28, 2021. If you are still interested in applying for the fall 2021 entry term, please complete and submit the Common Application by July 27, 2021. As an alternate option, you may follow this link to submit an online application to The University of Scranton only for the fall 2021 entry term.
For all other entry terms, the new Common Application will be available on August 1, 2021. Please note that we only accept The Common Application. You can apply online for free. Please review The Common Application's System Requirements before getting started.
When to Applyplus or minus
We accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis, but we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications are processed as they are received. Once the completed application is received, it can take four to six weeks to process.
Scholarships & Financial Aidplus or minus
All accepted students are evaluated for academic merit scholarships. No special applications are required. Students receiving merit scholarships will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter. Read more about Scholarships & Financial Aid for Transfer Students.
Academic Profileplus or minus
Our preferred acceptance criteria for transfer students is:
- High school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
- SAT score of 1000 (Old SAT, administered prior to March 1, 2016 - M/CR) or above
- SAT score of 1080 (New SAT, administered after March 1, 2016 - M/EBR) or above
- College cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
We will superscore, but only within the same exam type. For example, we will combine the best math score of the old test with the best critical reading score of the old test, but we will not combine a score from the old test with a score from the new test.
We will review transcripts with GPA’s starting at 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students who do not meet acceptance criteria as listed, but show reasonable promise of success in the chosen major, may be considered for probationary acceptance.
This information is meant to be a helpful reference. It is not meant to guarantee your acceptance, nor is it meant to discourage students who fall outside of these ranges from applying.
Dates & Deadlinesplus or minus
Transfer students have preferred application deadlines rather than firm deadlines. Applications received after the preferred deadlines are considered on a space-available basis.
December 15: Preferred Deadline for Spring-Semester Transfer Applications
Transfer students interested in applying for the spring semester are encouraged to apply by December 15.
August 1: Preferred Deadline for Fall-Semester Transfer Applications
Transfer students interested in applying for the fall semester are encouraged to apply by August 1.
Application Checklistplus or minusPlease use this checklist as a guide in submitting materials to complete your application to Scranton.