Transfer Credit Requirements

Before launching into the transfer admissions process, it is essential that students gain a full understanding of the credit requirements at their prospective colleges.

After all, many schools require or recommend a minimum number of credits in order to qualify as a transfer applicant and all schools cap the number of credits that they will accept from two-year and four-year colleges. To simplify this quest, we have provided a list of transfer credit requirements at 350+ of the nation’s most competitive institutions. Information includes: the minimum GPA to be considered for admission; minimum number of credits needed to transfer; and maximum number of credits accepted by the institution.

*Data collected from institution websites and Common Data Set (CDS) forms.

Table updated July 2020.

InstitutionMinimum GPACredits Needed to TransferMaximum Credits Accepted
Agnes Scott College33064
Albion College2.52464
Alfred University2.5375
Allegheny College2.5364
Alma College325N/A
American University2.0-3.0 (by college)360
Amherst College3.53264
Appalachian State University2.3360
Arizona State University2.51264
Auburn University2.5364
Augustana College (IL)2.512N/A
Austin College3N/A68
Babson CollegeN/A1565
Bard CollegeN/A1564
Barnard CollegeN/A2460
Bates College3.53Two years
Baylor University2.8360
Belmont UniversityN/A364
Beloit CollegeN/A360
Bennington CollegeN/A364
Bentley CollegeN/A360
Berea College2.53N/A
Berry CollegeN/A358
Birmingham Southern CollegeN/A1264
Boston CollegeN/A960
Boston University3.6 (avg)1264/80
Bowdoin College33Two years
Bradley UniversityN/A366
Brandeis UniversityN/A364
Brigham Young University3380-90
Brown UniversityN/A3060
Bryant UniversityN/A362
Bryn Mawr CollegeN/A152 years
Bucknell University31580
Butler University2.512N/A
California Institute of TechnologyN/A3N/A
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo260N/A
Canisius College2.0-3.0360
Carleton CollegeN/A32 years
Carnegie Mellon UniversityN/A15N/A
Case Western Reserve UniversityN/A360
Catholic UniversityN/A1260
Centre CollegeN/A378
Champlain CollegeN/A375
Chapman UniversityN/A3N/A
Christopher Newport University31575
Claremont McKenna College3.33N/A
Clark University3364
Clarkson UniversityN/A3N/A
Clemson University33083
Colby CollegeN/A364
Colgate UniversityN/A32 years
College of Charleston2.6-3.0390
College of the AtlanticN/A32 years
College of the Holy CrossN/A32 years
College of the Ozarks33N/A
College of William and Mary3.5360
Colorado CollegeN/A364
Colorado School of Mines333 years
Colorado State UniversityN/A3N/A
Columbia University3.52464
Connecticut College315N/A
Cooper UnionN/A18N/A
Cornell CollegeN/A364
Cornell UniversityN/A1260
Creighton UniversityN/A1080
CUNY, Baruch College2.7390
CUNY, Brooklyn College2.21290
CUNY, City College2.7390
CUNY, Hunter College2.9-3.3390
Dartmouth College3.732 years
Davidson CollegeN/A32 years
Denison University3360
DePaul University2388
DePauw University332 years
Dickinson CollegeN/A32 years
Drake UniversityN/A394
Drew University3380
Drexel UniversityN/A360
Duke UniversityN/A302 years
Duquesne University2.5-3.0390
Earlham CollegeN/A32 years
East Carolina UniversityN/A398
Eckerd CollegeN/A363
Elizabethtown CollegeN/A384
Elon University2.71265
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University2.0-2.53N/A
Emerson CollegeN/A980
Emory University32862
Evergreen State College23135 quarter credits
Fairfield UniversityN/A360
Florida Atlantic University2.53N/A
Florida Gulf Coast University2.0-2.512N/A
Florida Institute of TechnologyN/A390
Florida International University2360
Florida Southern College3.22 (avg)393
Florida State University312N/A
Fordham University31575
Franklin & Marshall CollegeN/A122 years
Furman University2364
George Mason University2.82490
George Washington UniversityN/A360
Georgetown College2.5390
Georgetown University3.9 (avg)1260
Georgia College2.53080
Georgia Institute of Technology3.33084
Georgia State University2.53081
Gettysburg CollegeN/A32 years
Gonzaga University2.7364
Goucher CollegeN/A360
Grinnell CollegeN/A12N/A
Gustavus Adolphus College2.432 years
Hamilton College3.332 years
Harvard UniversityN/A302 years
Harvey Mudd CollegeN/A302 years
Haverford CollegeN/A302 years
Hendrix CollegeN/A3N/A
High Point University2.52490
Hiram CollegeN/A3N/A
Hobart and William Smith CollegesN/A32 years
Hofstra University2.32490
Hollins University2.53N/A
Hood CollegeN/A394
Hope CollegeN/A3N/A
Howard University2.51560
Illinois Institute of Technology3375
Illinois Wesleyan University2.532 years
Indiana University2.3-2.512N/A
Ithaca CollegeN/A3N/A
James Madison University2390
Johns Hopkins University3122 years
Juniata College2.51290
Kalamazoo College3.33N/A
Kenyon College32 years2 years
Kettering University22472
Knox CollegeN/A12N/A
Lafayette CollegeN/A92 years
Lake Forest College2.53N/A
Lawrence University2.832 years
Lehigh University3.324N/A
Lewis & Clark College3368
Louisiana State University2.53060
Loyola Marymount University3.44 (avg)1290
Loyola University ChicagoN/A364
Loyola University Maryland2.732 years
Macalester CollegeN/A1264
Marietta CollegeN/A3N/A
Marist CollegeN/A370
Marquette University2.53N/A
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyN/A302.5 years
McDaniel CollegeN/A1296
Messiah College2.53N/A
Miami University232 years
Michigan State University3390
Middlebury CollegeN/A30 (preferred)2 years
Millsaps CollegeN/A380
Milwaukee School of Engineering2.75-3.012N/A
Mississippi State University2393
Morehouse College2.52660
Mount Holyoke CollegeN/A1664
Muhlenberg CollegeN/A3N/A
New College of FloridaN/A32 years
New Jersey Institute of Technology21587
New York UniversityN/A2464
North Carolina State University23090
Northeastern University3.31264
Northwestern University32460
Oberlin CollegeN/A3064
Occidental College3.63264
Oglethorpe UniversityN/A364
Ohio State University3.2 (avg)3075
Ohio University220N/A
Oregon State University2.316 (preferred)124 (quarter)
Penn State UniversityN/A12N/A
Pepperdine UniversityN/A364
Pitzer CollegeN/A1264
Pomona CollegeN/A30two years
Princeton UniversityN/A30two years
Principia CollegeN/A3N/A
Providence College31256
Purdue UniversityN/A1288
Quinnipiac University2.53N/A
Ramapo College of New Jersey2372
Reed CollegeN/A242 years
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute31260
Rhodes CollegeN/A664
Rice University3.2122 years
Ripon College23N/A
Roanoke College2.232 years
Rochester Institute of TechnologyN/A31 year
Rockhurst UniversityN/A12N/A
Rollins College33N/A
Rutgers UniversityN/A1290
Saint John's University (MN)2.83N/A
Saint Joseph's UniversityN/A360
Saint Louis University2.5390
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame2.71268
Saint Michael's College33N/A
Samford University2.5364
San Diego State UniversityN/A60N/A
San Francisco State University26090
Santa Clara University3.33088
Sarah Lawrence CollegeN/A3060
Scripps College33N/A
Seattle University3.4 (avg)3N/A
Seton Hall University2.5690
Sewanee: University of the South3364
Siena College2.5375
Simmons College3.3 (avg)1780
Skidmore CollegeN/A360
Smith CollegeN/A1264
Southern Methodist University2.72460
Southwestern University31264
Spelman College33060
St. Edward's University2.5366
St. John's College, AnnapolisN/A3N/A
St. John's College, Santa FeN/A3N/A
St. Lawrence UniversityN/A32 years
St. Mary's College of MarylandN/A1290
St. Olaf CollegeN/A3N/A
Stanford UniversityN/A32 years
Stevens Institute of TechnologyN/A32 years
Stonehill College3360
SUNY, Binghamton University32496
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry2.53N/A
SUNY, Geneseo32490
SUNY, Maritime College2.51590
SUNY, New Paltz2.8390
SUNY, Oneonta2.5377
SUNY, Oswego2.3-2.51297
SUNY, Purchase College3.0 (avg)2490
SUNY, Stony Brook University2.824N/A
SUNY, University at Albany2.5-3.2390
SUNY, University at Buffalo2.51290
Susquehanna UniversityN/A365
Swarthmore CollegeN/A30N/A
Syracuse UniversityN/A1290
Temple University3.0+ (avg)15N/A
Texas A&M University2.52494
Texas Christian University2.832 years
Texas Tech University2.3390
The College of New Jersey2.5380
The College of WoosterN/A364
Thomas Aquinas CollegeN/A390
Towson University21290
Trinity CollegeN/A32 years
Trinity UniversityN/A122 years
Truman State University33N/A
Tufts University3302 years
Tulane University31260
Union College31260
University of Alabama22490
University of Arizona2.0-2.5 1264
University of California, Berkeley3.0-3.56080
University of California, Davis3.3-3.8 (avg)6070
University of California, IrvineN/A60105 (quarter)
University of California, Los Angeles3.5 (avg)60129 (quarter)
University of California, Riverside2.4-2.86070
University of California, San Diego3.4-3.8 (avg)6070
University of California, Santa Barbara2.4-2.860N/A
University of California, Santa Cruz2.4-2.96070
University of Central Florida21290
University of ChicagoN/A122 years
University of CincinnatiN/A390
University of Colorado BoulderN/A3N/A
University of Connecticut, Storrs2.71290
University of Dallas2.53N/A
University of DaytonN/A3N/A
University of Delaware2.0-3.23N/A
University of Denver3390
University of Evansville23N/A
University of Florida260N/A
University of Georgia3.33075
University of Hawaii at Manoa2.0-2.52490
University of Houston2.25-2.51590
University of Illinois at ChicagoN/ABy college/programN/A
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign2.25+By college/program60
University of Iowa2.53N/A
University of Kansas2.0-2.5390
University of Kentucky2390
University of Louisville2.0-3.03N/A
University of Maine2.0-3.51290
University of Mary WashingtonN/A390
University of MarylandN/A1290
University of Maryland, Baltimore County2.52490
University of Massachusetts Amherst2.7375
University of Miami3.4 (avg)375
University of Michigan3.0+3062
University of MinnesotaN/A3N/A
University of Minnesota, Morris2.8390
University of Mississippi23090
University of Missouri, Columbia2.524 (or min GPA)90
University of Missouri, Kansas City2390
University of Montana212N/A
University of Nebraska-Lincoln21290
University of New Hampshire2.81688
University of North Carolina at Asheville2.5393
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill3.7 (avg)375
University of North Carolina at Charlotte22493
University of North Carolina at Greensboro22493
University of North Carolina at Wilmington2.52493
University of North Texas2390
University of Notre Dame3.75 (avg)272 years
University of OklahomaN/A760
University of Oregon2.25-2.5662
University of PennsylvaniaN/A242 years
University of Pittsburgh3.0+2490
University of Portland3390
University of Puget Sound2364
University of Redlands2.8396
University of Rhode Island2.8390
University of Richmond324N/A
University of Rochester3.0+864
University of San Diego3.0+2490
University of San Francisco2.524N/A
University of Scranton3357
University of South Carolina2.33N/A
University of South Florida2.5-3.212N/A
University of Southern California3.7 (avg)3064
University of St. Thomas (MN)N/A3N/A
University of Tennessee2390
University of Texas at AustinN/A2460
University of Texas at Dallas3390
University of Tulsa2.8375
University of Utah2.63090
University of Vermont2.8390
University of Virginia3.5 (avg)242 years
University of Washington3.5 (avg)5 (quarter)90 (quarter)
University of Wisconsin3.0+3N/A
Ursinus College3.0+3N/A
Vanderbilt University3.5+122 years
Vassar CollegeN/A32 years
Villanova University3360
Virginia Tech3By college/program90
Wabash CollegeN/A3N/A
Wake Forest UniversityN/A360
Warren Wilson College3.5 (avg)1264
Washington & Jefferson CollegeN/A364
Washington and Lee University3360
Washington State University2.5390
Washington University3.5By college/programBy college/program
Wellesley CollegeN/A302 years
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyN/A122 years
Wesleyan UniversityN/A3060
West Chester University of Pennsylvania23N/A
Westmont CollegeN/A3N/A
Wheaton College (IL)N/A3N/A
Wheaton College (MA)N/A3N/A
Whitman CollegeN/A370
Williams College3.5302 year
Wittenberg University2394
Wofford College3390
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteN/A302 years
Xavier UniversityN/A360
Yale UniversityN/A302 years
Yeshiva University3362

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