Transfer Students

Finish Your Journey Here

No matter where you began your college career — you can graduate from Guilford. We welcome transfer students like you who have attended another college, university, or community college and want to finish their bachelor's degree at Guilford.

Finding Your Purpose

Values like community, equality and integrity will enrich all aspects of your time at Guilford.

The Right Choice

In a recent survey, 92% of the class of 2020 said they made the right decision to attend Guilford.

83% Success Rate

Guilford students are employed or enrolled in grad school at a rate that is 15% higher than the national average.

You are a Transfer Student If:

  • You have a high school diploma or equivalency.
  • You have attended some kind of post-high school college, university, or community college.
  • You have a minimum 2.5 GPA at your current institution.
  • You are younger than 23. (If you are 23 or older, please visit the Continuing Education page.)
  • If you are an international student, please visit the International Student page.


Convenient, Affordable, Game-Changing

  • Our transfer students tell us the personal touch of small class sizes and the flexibility of class schedules make them feel immediately welcome at Guilford.
  • We have a liberal transfer-credit policy.
  • Transfer students are considered for all merit-based scholarships.
  • You have access to all campus amenities, plus, there are several clubs and organizations for you to join.

Transferring Credits

  • As a transfer student, you'll 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 are 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 for courses with a grade of C- or higher.
  • While Guilford is based on a 4-credit-hour system, 3-credit-hour classes are accepted.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 32 semester credits at Guilford 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.

All About Applying

From the application process to key deadlines, find what you need to apply as a transfer student.


Your admission counselor will help you start the application and work with you throughout the entire process.


Schedule a tour, check out a class, and experience what it's really like to live and learn at Guilford.

What Credits Transfer?

We have a generous transfer policy — check out the look-up tool.