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Transfer Applicants

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Information for Transfer Applicants

If you have earned a high school diploma or GED and have enrolled at a college or university, you will be considered a transfer applicant. Transfer admission is need aware and spots are limited.

Transfer Application Deadlines
  • Fall Transfer
    March 15
  • Spring Transfer
    November 1

Transfer Application Checklist

Transfer Eligibility

Students may apply for transfer as early as the first term of the first year of college. Upon enrolling to Vassar as a transfer, you must complete the equivalent of at least four full-time semesters to graduate.

Transfer Decision Notification

Transfer applicants for the spring semester are notified of their admission decision in mid-December; applicants for the fall are notified in early May.

Transfer Financial Aid

Although Vassar meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students who apply for financial aid at the time of their admission application, limited financial resources are available for transfer students, and the applicant pool is highly competitive. International transfer students are not eligible for financial aid.

Transfer of Credit

Vassar offers transfer credit for courses in the liberal arts and sciences which are the approximate equivalent in content, methodology, and rigor to courses listed in the Vassar College Catalogue.

We do not award transfer credit for:

  • Physical education (excluding dance)
  • Pre-professional or vocational hours
  • Any course less than 2 semester hours
  • Distance learning credits

Exploring Transfer

For more than 35 years, Exploring Transfer has brought students from select community colleges to Vassar’s campus for an intensive five-week period during the summer.

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