Application Instructions for Transfer Students
Guilford College welcomes students who are currently attending other colleges and universities but wish to finish their bachelor’s degree here. To be considered for admission to Guilford College, transfer students must:
|Submit a completed online application (either the Guilford College Application or the Common Application). |
|Supply official college transcript(s)|
|Submit course descriptions for each class you have taken, in a Word Document.|
|Submit a personal essay that explains why you want to attend Guilford College|
Dean of students form
|Submit a completed Dean of Students Form|
|If you have earned less than 30 semester hours at other institutions, you must supply your high school transcripts in addition to either SAT I (Guilford SAT code: 5261) or ACT (Guilford ACT code: 3106) scores OR an Academic Portfolio of two writing samples|
Optional Admission ITems
Letters of Recommendation
|Recommendation letters are optional|
Application Deadlines for Transfer Students
A student’s application and all required supporting materials must be received by the Admission Office by the dates listed below to receive notification of the admission decision.
Decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications will continue to be reviewed until the class is full.
December 1, 2013
|For transfer students planning to enter in January 2014|
June 1, 2014
|For transfer students planning to enter August 2014|
Transfer Student Classification
First Year Students
|Transferring in with 0-24 semester credits |
|Transferring in with 25-55 semester credits|
|Transferring in with 56-87 semester credits|
|Transferring in with 88+ semester credits|
As a transfer student, you will receive credit for courses you’ve taken at accredited junior colleges, community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. Up to 64 semester hours of credit is allowed from two-year institutions. There is no limit to the number of semester hours that may transfer from regionally accredited four-year colleges. Credit is allowed only for courses with a grade of “C-” or higher.
While Guilford is based on a four-credit-hour system, three-credit-hour classes are accepted and will be given conversion credit when appropriate.
To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 32 semester credits at Guilford College and satisfy all degree requirements. A minimum of 128 semester credits is required to graduate, and at least half of the major (16 credits) must be taken at Guilford.
Important Information for Transfer Students
- Upon enrollment deposit payment (due June 1), complete the online housing form for either on-campus or off-campus living. You must register for housing in order to receive the correct statement of charges for the Fall semester.
- Arrange to have AP score reports sent (if applicable). We do not give credit for AP scores based on another school’s transcript. The official score report must be sent to Guilford.
- Contact Sharice Chandler with updated contact information (email and cell phone number) for the summer. This is important to ensure necessary communications are received.
- Submit your student health form prior to registering for fall semester courses.