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. 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

If you attend one of the schools listed below, you may be eligible for a transfer program that provides a seamless transition to Drew.

Bergen Community College – Paramus, NJ
Brookdale Community College – Lincroft, NJ
County College of Morris – Randolph, NJ
Raritan Valley Community College – Branchburg, NJ


  • Apply Online via the CommonApp
  • 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)
  • Transfer College Report*

*items are part of 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.

Drew University requires international transfer applicants to provide an accurate conversion of previous college course work to United States course equivalencies. Many international transfer students use World Educational Services to provide these equivalencies. Be sure to always request the “course to course” evaluation report.

For more information, please contact transfer admissions.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Transfer applicants are eligible to be considered for merit scholarships based on previous collegiate academic achievement.

  • Transfer Honors Scholarship: $25,000 per year based on a college GPA of approximately 3.75 or higher.
  • Transfer Presidential Scholarship: $20,000 per year, based on a college GPA of approximately 3.5 or higher.
  • Transfer Dean’s Scholarship: $15,000, based on a college GPA of approximately 3.25 or higher.
  • Transfer Drew Scholarship: $10,000, based on a college GPA of approximately 3.00 or higher.

In addition to these scholarships, transfer students from community colleges who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, and who have obtained an associates degree are eligible for a PTK Scholarship of $2,500 per year.

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.