Drew University

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

See if you qualify for transfer admission to Drew.

It could be the best move you ever make.

At Drew you’ll find interactive classes where professors know you by name. No matter your field of study, you will develop 7 skills for success – the very skills that 21st century employers want.

Our friendly, forested campus is perfectly situated to provide real-world learning opportunities. We offer one-of-a-kind academic programs in New York while neighboring corporate headquarters and research labs provide countless internship opportunities.

Dual Admissions Programs

Drew offers special admissions through our Community College Connect Program and other transfer articulation agreements. These programs enable seamless transfer from numerous institutions of high learning from around the world.

County College of Morris – Randolph, NJ
Help University – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Raritan Valley Community College – Branchburg, NJ

Apply Online via the

Please select and submit either the Common App or the Drew App. There is not need to start or submit both.


  • Application for Admission
    (Apply Online via the Drew Application or CommonApp.
  • $60 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Personal Statement*
  • Letter of Recommendation*
    From college level professor or administrator
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Official High School Transcript
  • SAT/ACT Scores (optional)

*items are part of both the Drew Online Application and the Common Application.

Drew takes a holistic approach to reviewing your application for admission. Admission decisions are based on the strength of your academic record as well as extra-curricular involvement. We will consider your college grade-point average, essay and recommendations. If you have earned less than 24 college credits, we may also consider your high school grades and course of study. Transfer students are not required to submit the results from standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT, but may choose to do so.


We recognize that you have invested a lot of time in your studies already, so Drew allows you to transfer up to 80 credits. In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew, you must complete at least 128 credits, with a minimum of 48 credits taken at Drew.

Transfer credits are granted for courses in which you have earned a C- or better (on a 4.0 scale) and are comparable to courses offered at Drew. Credit is not granted for basic skills or remedial course work.

Credits are transferred based on a semester-hour system.  Please be aware that credits from schools on a quarter-hour or trimester system may receive less than a one-for-one rate.

Once you are admitted to Drew, you will be sent an evaluation of which credits can be transferred. Prior to that, we are happy to provide a same-day preliminary evaluation of your transcript so you know which credits are likely to be accepted by Drew.

For more information, please contact Francis Field in the Office of College Admissions at 973-408-3555 or ffield@drew.edu.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Drew provides over $27 million a year in grants and scholarships to qualified students. Transfer students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are automatically awarded based on the strength of your academic record.  Members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society who have this achievement listed on their transcript and complete an associates degree prior to enrolling at Drew are automatically eligible for an additional $5000 scholarship each year for two years.

Drew also offers need-based grants to domestic transfer students. To determine your eligibility for a need-based grant from Drew, as well as federal and state grants, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, school code 002603).

For more information on financial planning and financial aid awards, visit the Office of Financial Assistance site.


How do I register for courses? Can I get an on-campus job? Once admitted to Drew, you will have access to a variety of support services to ​answer your questions and ​​smooth your transition to Drew. Find out about transfer student orientation.