Transfer Application Information

Transfer Application Information

Thank you for your interest in applying to The University of Scranton!

There are many reasons to apply to The University of Scranton. Here are a few to consider:

  • A Scranton education provides you with value that lasts a lifetime. Forbes, MONEY magazine, U.S. News & World ReportWashington Monthly and Barron's have all recognized Scranton for its value.
  • Scranton is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
  • We have an amazing campus, recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top 20 colleges in the nation for our science labs, campus food and college dorms.

Please review the information below before you begin your free online application. We do not accept paper applications.

  • How to Applyplus or minus

    You can apply for free through The Common Application.

  • 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 approximately two 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.

    View more financial aid information

  • 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 minus

    Please use this checklist as a guide in submitting materials to complete your application to Scranton.