Transfer Students.


Transfer Students

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At Drew, you’ll find interactive classes where professors know you by name and a friendly, forested campus perfectly situated to provide real-world learning opportunities. We offer one-of-a-kind academic programs in New York City while neighboring corporate headquarters and research labs provide countless internship opportunities.

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Application Checklist

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 fewer 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.

  • Apply Online via the CommonApp
  • $40 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Personal Statement*
  • Letter of Recommendation* from a college-level professor or administrator
  • Official College Transcripts**
  • Official High School Transcript (If you have earned fewer than 24 college credits)
  • SAT/ACT Scores (optional)
  • Transfer College Report*

*Items are part of the Common Application.

**All foreign college/university transcripts must be submitted to an outside agency such as the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation. Once the transcript has been evaluated the agency will forward the record to Drew along with the original transcript.

Transfer Credits

We recognize that you have invested a lot of time in your studies already, so Drew allows you to transfer up to 80 credits. 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 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.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Domestic and international transfer applicants are eligible to be considered for merit scholarships based on previous collegiate academic achievement.

In order to be considered for one of Drew’s generous merit based scholarships, applicants must have achieved the cumulative grade point average indicated below in at least 15 credits of academic work.

Transfer Asbury Scholarship | $20,000 | Prior College GPA 3.75 or higher
Transfer Presidential Scholarship | $15,000 | Prior College GPA 3.50 or higher
Transfer Dean's Scholarship | $12,000 | Prior College GPA 3.25 or higher

These scholarships are renewable for up to two additional years, assuming no major changes in college tuition charges and contingent on the maintenance of satisfactory academic progress.

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 $1,500 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).

Limited need-based funds are available to international students who submit the International Student Financial Aid Application. Students are encouraged to apply early while maximum funds are available to offer.

Attend a Transfer Exploration Day

One of our transfer admissions counselors will personally answer any questions you have about the application process. If you bring a copy of your college transcripts they can provide you an early estimate on which credits may transfer to Drew.

You can also explore Drew on a student-led campus tour. This provides our guests with a chance to speak directly with a student living the Drew experience. You must register in advance for these tours. We also offer self-guided tour maps outside of Wesley House, if you would like to check out campus at your convenience.