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Transfer Admission Deadlines

For current college students looking to transfer to greener pastures, the path to that postsecondary dream destination often seems murky and riddled with pitfalls. Bogged down with a full course load, transfer applicants have limited time and less support than when they applied back in the senior year of high school — parental hand-holding and guidance counselor support may be unavailable this time around.

A good first step for any transfer applicant is to first get an understanding of the timing of the admissions process at their prospective colleges. This can be confusing, as some schools only offer fall transfers, while some offer spring options, and many have rolling deadlines as well. Having all of this information in one place can help applicants as they begin to formulate a transfer admissions game plan.

To assist overwhelmed transfer applicants, our easy-to-navigate table below displays the 2020-21 transfer deadlines at almost 400 of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities.

Last updated September 21, 2020.

InstitutionWinter/Spring 2021Fall 2021Rolling Admission?
Adelphi UniversityNovember 1June 1
Agnes Scott CollegeNovember 1June 1
Albion CollegeJanuary 3August 17Yes
Alfred UniversityDecember 1July 1
Allegheny CollegeDecember 1July 1Yes
American UniversityOctober 1May 1
Amherst CollegeNovember 2March 1
Appalachian State UniversityOctober 15February 15Yes
Arizona State UniversityNovember 1May 1
Auburn UniversityOctober 1June 1
Augustana College (IL)January 15July 24Yes
Austin CollegeJanuary 15August 1Yes
Babson CollegeOctober 15March 15
Ball State UniversityDecember 1March 1Yes
Bard CollegeNovember 1March 1
Barnard CollegeNovember 1March 1
Baruch College (CUNY)September 15February 1
Bates CollegeNovember 1March 1
Baylor UniversityNovember 15June 1
Belmont UniversityNovember 1July 1Yes
Beloit CollegeDecember 15July 15
Berea CollegeMarch 31
Bennington CollegeNovember 1March 15
Bentley UniversityNovember 1April 1
Binghamton UniversityNovember 1March 1
Birmingham Southern CollegeNovember 16July 1
Boise State UniversityDecember 15February 15
Boston CollegeNovember 1March 15
Boston UniversityNovember 1March 1
Bowdoin CollegeMarch 1
Bowling Green State UniversityDecember 15August 1
Bradley UniversityJanuary 1August 1
Brandeis UniversityNovember 1April 1
Brigham Young UniversityDecember 15June 1
Brooklyn College (CUNY)September 15February 1
Brown UniversityMarch 1
Bryant UniversityDecember 17August 1
Bryn Mawr CollegeMarch 1
Bucknell UniversityNovember 1March 15
Butler UniversityNovember 1June 1
California Institute of TechnologyFebruary 15
California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis ObispoAugust 31December 4
California State Polytechnic U. - PomonaAugust 31December 4
California State University - FresnoAugust 31December 4
California State University - FullertonAugust 31December 4
California State Univesrsity - Long BeachAugust 31December 4
Calvin CollegeJanuary 10August 15
Canisius CollegeJanuary 20July 26Yes
Carleton CollegeMarch 31
Carnegie Mellon UniversityOctober 15February 15
Case Western Reserve UniversityDecember 1March 15
Catholic UniversityNovember 15July 15Yes
Centre CollegeDecember 1July 1
Chapman UniversityOctober 15February 15
Christopher Newport UniversityOctober 1March 1
City College (CUNY)September 15February 1
Claremont McKenna CollegeNovember 1March 15
Clark UniversityNovember 1May 1Yes
Clarkson UniversityDecember 1August 2
Clemson UniversityDecember 1July 1
Colby CollegeNovember 15April 1
Colgate UniversityNovember 1March 15
College of CharlestonDecember 2June 1
College of New Jersey, TheOctober 15July 1
College of St. BenedictJanuary 1July 26Yes
College of the AtlanticNovember 1March 15
College of the Holy CrossNovember 1April 1
College of William & MaryNovember 1March 1
Colorado CollegeOctober 15March 1
Colorado School of MinesNovember 1June 1Yes
Colorado State UniversityNovember 1February 1
Columbia UniversityMarch 1
Connecticut CollegeNovember 1April 1
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtJanuary 5
Cornell CollegeDecember 1August 1
Cornell UniversityOctober 15March 15
Creighton UniversityDecember 1July 1
Dartmouth CollegeMarch 1
Davidson CollegeNovember 1April 1
Denison UniversityNovember 15April 15
DePaul UniversityOctober 1July 1
DePauw UniversityDecember 1June 1
Dickinson CollegeNovember 1April 1
Drake UniversityDecember 1July 1
Drew UniversityJanuary 2July 25
Drexel UniversityNovember 15April 15Yes
Duke UniversityMarch 15
Duquesne UniversityJanuary 15July 25Yes
Earlham CollegeNovember 1June 1
East Carolina UniversityNovember 16June 28
Eckerd CollegeNovember 15April 15Yes
Elon UniversityDecember 1June 1
Embry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityNovember 1June 1
Emerson CollegeNovember 1March 15Yes
Emory UniversityMarch 15
Evergreen State CollegeAugust 1September 1Yes
Fairfield UniversityNovember 15May 1
Florida Atlantic UniversityNovember 1July 1Yes
Florida Institute of TechnologyDecmeber 1August 1Yes
Florida International UniversityDecmeber 1July 15Yes
Florida State UniversityNovember 1March 1
Fordham UniversityNovember 1June 1
Franklin & Marshall CollegeNovember 15April 15
Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringJanuary 1
Furman UniversityDecember 15July 15
George Mason UniversityOctober 1March 1
George Washington UniversityOctober 1April 15
Georgetown CollegeDecember 1July 1Yes
Georgetown UniversityMarch 1
Georgia CollegeNovember 1July 1
Georgia Institute of TechnologySeptember 15March 1
Georgia Southern UniversityDecember 1May 1
Georgia State UniversityDecember 1August 1
Gettysburg CollegeNovember 1April 15
Gonzaga UniversityNovember 15June 1
Goucher CollegeDecember 1May 1Yes
Grinnell CollegeApril 1
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeJanuary 30July 1Yes
Hamilton CollegeNovember 1April 1
Hampshire CollegeNovember 1March 15
Harvard UniversityMarch 1
Harvey Mudd CollegeMarch 15
Haverford CollegeMarch 31
Hendrix CollegeDecember 1July 1
High Point UniversityDecember 1July 1
Hobart and William Smith CollegesNovember 1June 1
Hofstra UniversityNovember 15March 1Yes
Hollins UniversityDecember 1July 1Yes
Hood CollegeDecember 1July 1Yes
Hope CollegeDecember 1July 1Yes
Howard UniversityOctober 31April 30
Hunter College (CUNY)September 15February 1
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNovember 15August 1Yes
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityNovember 15August 1
Indiana University - Purdue U. IndianapolisDecember 1June 1
Indiana University – BloomingtonNovember 1June 1
Iowa State UniversityNovember 1May 1Yes
Ithaca CollegeNovember 1March 1
James Madison UniversityOctober 15March 1
Johns Hopkins UniversityMarch 1
Juniata CollegeDecember 1July 1Yes
Kalamazoo CollegeNovember 15May 1
Kansas State UniversityDecember 1February 1
Kennesaw State UniversityNovember 20June 1
Kent State UniversityJanuary 12August 15Yes
Kenyon CollegeJune 1
Kettering UniversityDecember 1August 1Yes
Knox CollegeJanuary 15April 1
Lafayette CollegeNovember 1May 1
Lake Forest CollegeJanuary 15August 1
Lawrence UniversityNovember 1July 1
Lehigh UniversityNovember 1March 15
Lewis & Clark CollegeNovember 1April 1
Louisiana State UniversityDecember 1April 15Yes
Louisiana Tech UniversityDecember 1August 1Yes
Loyola Marymount UniversityOctober 1February1
Loyola University ChicagoDecember 1June 1Yes
Loyola University MarylandNovember 15July 15Yes
Loyola University New OrleansDecember 1June 1Yes
Macalester CollegeApril 15
Manhattan CollegeNovember 1June 1Yes
Marist CollegeNovember 1June 1Yes
Marquette UniversityDecember 1July 1
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNovember 15March 15
Messiah CollegeNovember 1June 1Yes
Miami UniversityNovember 1April 1
Michigan State UniversityNovember 1May 1Yes
Middlebury CollegeNovember 1March 1
Milwaukee School of EngineeringNovember 1June 1Yes
Mississippi State UniversityDecember 28July 29Yes
Missouri Univ. of Science and TechnologyDecmeber 1July 1Yes
Montana State UniversityDecember 1July 1
Morehouse CollegeNovember 1February 1
Mount Holyoke CollegeNovember 1March 1
Muhlenberg CollegeDecember 10June 15
New College of FloridaDecember 1July 1Yes
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNovember 15June 1
New Mexico State UniversityNovember 15July 1Yes
New York UniversityNovember 1April 1
North Carolina State UniversityOctober 1February 15
Northeastern UniversityOctober 1April 1
Northwestern UniversityMarch 15
Oberlin CollegeNovember 15April 1
Occidental CollegeNovember 1April 1
Oglethorpe UniversityDecember 1July 1
Ohio State University – ColumbusOctober 1May 1
Ohio UniversityDecember 1June 15
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityJanuary 1August 1
Oklahoma State UniversityOctober 15February 1Yes
Old Dominion UniversityOctober 1July 1
Oregon State UniversityDecember 7July 1Yes
Pennsylvania State University – University ParkNovember 1April 15
Pepperdine UniversityOctober 1January 15
Pitzer CollegeOctober 10April 1
Pomona CollegeMarch 1
Princeton UniversityMarch 1
Providence CollegeDecember 1April 1
Purdue University – West LafayetteNovember 1July 1Yes
Quinnipiac UniversityNovember 15April 1Yes
Ramapo College of New JerseyDecember 1May 1
Reed CollegeNovember 1April 1
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNovember 1June 1
Rhodes CollegeNovember 1April 1
Rice UniversityNovember 1March 15
Rochester Institute of TechnologyNovember 1February 1Yes
Rollins CollegeNovember 15March 1Yes
Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyNovember 1April 1Yes
Rutgers UniversityOctober 1February 1
Saint Louis UniversityNovember 1June 1Yes
Saint John's University (NY)January 1July 1Yes
Saint Mary's College, Notre DameJanuary 4April 15
Saint Michael's CollegeDecember 1April 1
Samford UniversityJanuary 22July 11
San Diego State UniversityAugust 31December 4
San Francisco State UniversityAugust 31December 4
San Jose State UniversityAugust 31December 4
Santa Clara UniversityOctober 1April 15
Sarah Lawrence CollegeNovember 1March 1
Scripps CollegeNovember 15March 15
Seattle UniversityNovember 1August 7Yes
Seton Hall UniversityDecember 1June 1
Sewanee – The University of the SouthNovember 15April 1
Siena CollegeDecember 1July 1
Simmons UniversityNovember 1April 1
Skidmore CollegeNovember 15April 1
Smith CollegeNovember 15May 15
Southern Methodist UniversityNovember 1May 1
Southwestern UniversityDecember 10April 1
Spelman CollegeNovember 1April 1
St. John's College (MD)January 17July 25Yes
St. John's College (NM)January 17July 25Yes
St. John's University (MN)January 1July 1Yes
St. Joseph's UniversityDecember 31August 14Yes
St. Lawrence UniversityNovember 1March 1
St. Mary's College of MarylandJanuary 2June 1
St. Olaf CollegeJanuary 1April 1
Stanford UniversityMarch 15
Stevens Institute of TechnologyOctober 15May 15
Stonehill CollegeDecember 1April 1
Stony Brook UniversityDecember 31March 1
SUNY, OneontaDecember 1June 1
SUNY, Maritime CollegeDecember 2July 1
SUNY, Polytechnic InstituteDecember 10July 15
SUNY, New PaltzDecember 15June 15
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and ForestryNovember 1March 1
SUNY, GeneseoDecember 1July 1Yes
SUNY, OswegoJanuary 13August 13Yes
SUNY, Purchase CollegeDecember 1July 1Yes
SUNY, University at AlbanyDecember 1May 1Yes
Susquehanna UniversityJanuary 11July 25
Swarthmore CollegeApril 1
Syracuse UniversityDecember 1July 1
Temple UniversityNovember 1June 1
Tennessee Technological UniversityDecmeber 1June 1Yes
Texas A&M University – College StationOctober 15March 1
Texas Christian UniversityNovember 1June 1
Texas Tech UniversityOctober 1March 1
Thomas Aquinas CollegeDecember 1July 1Yes
The College of WoosterDecember 1May 1
Towson UniversityOctober 15January 15
Transylvania UniversityDecember 1April 1
Trinity College (CT)November 1March 15
Trinity UniversityOctober 15April 1
Truman State UniversityNovember 1March 15Yes
Tufts UniversityMarch 15
Tulane UniversityOctober 15April 15
Union CollegeNovember 1April 15
University at Buffalo (SUNY)December 1May 1
University of AlabamaOctober 1March 1
University of ArizonaDecember 1August 3
University of ArkansasDecember 15August 1
University of California, BerkeleyNovember 30
University of California, DavisNovember 30
University of California, IrvineNovember 30
University of California, Los AngelesNovember 30
University of California, MercedNovember 30
University of California, RiversideNovember 30
University of California, San DiegoNovember 30
University of California, Santa BarbaraNovember 30
University of California, Santa CruzNovember 30
University of Central FloridaNovember 1July 1
University of ChicagoMarch 1
University of CincinnatiNovember 1July 1
University of Colorado BoulderOctober 1June 1
University of ConnecticutOctober 1February 1Yes
University of DallasJanuary 1August 1
University of DaytonDecember 15June 15
University of DelawareNovember 1May 1Yes
University of DenverNovember 15July 1
University of FloridaSeptember 15March 1
University of GeorgiaAugust 15March 1
University of Hawaii at ManoaOctober 1March 1
University of HoustonDecember 1June 25
University of Illinois at ChicagoOctober 15April 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignOctober 15March 1
University of IowaNovember 15March 1
University of KansasDecember 1May 1
University of KentuckyNovember 15July 1
University of LouisvilleDecember 1July 1Yes
University of MaineDecember 1July 1Yes
University of Mary WashingtonOctober 15April 1
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyDecember 1June 1
University of Maryland, College ParkAugust 1March 1
University of Massachusetts AmherstOctober 1April 15
University of MemphisDecember 1July 1
University of MiamiNovember 1April 1
University of MichiganOctober 1February 1
University of Minnesota – Twin CitiesDecember 1June 1
University of Minnesota, MorrisNovember 1June 1
University of MississippiJanuary 1July 27Yes
University of Missouri, ColumbiaDecember 1July 1
University of Missouri, Kansas CityNovember 15June 15
University of MontanaDecember 3July 26Yes
University of Nebraska-LincolnDecember 1May 1
University of Nevada-Las VegasDecember 1July 1
University of Nevada-RenoDecember 1July 1
University of New HampshireOctober 15April 1
University of New MexicoNovember 15July 31
University of North Carolina at AshevilleJanuary 3July 26
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillFebruary 15
University of North Carolina at CharlotteNovember 15July 1
University of North Carolina at GreensboroDecember 1July 15Yes
University of North Carolina at WilmingtonOctober 15March 1
University of North TexasDecember 1July 1
University of Notre DameOctober 1March 15
University of OklahomaNovember 1August 1
University of OregonNovember 15March 15
University of PennsylvaniaMarch 15
University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh CampusOctober 1March 1
University of PortlandDecember 1July 15Yes
University of Puget SoundNovember 1July 30
University of RedlandsNovember 1March 1
University of Rhode IslandJanuary 15June 1
University of RichmondNovember 1February 15
University of RochesterNovember 1February 1
University of San DiegoOctober 1March 1
University of San FranciscoNovember 1March 1
University of ScrantonJanuary 20August 23
University of South CarolinaNovember 1July 1
University of South FloridaOctober 1June 1
University of Southern CaliforniaFebruary 1
University of St. Thomas (MN)December 1July 1Yes
University of TennesseeNovember 2June 1
University of Tennessee - ChattanoogaNovember 2July 1
University of Texas at Austin, TheOctober 1March 1
University of Texas at Dallas, TheNovember 1July 1
University of Texas at Arlington, TheDecember 1June 1
University of the PacificDecember 1July 21Yes
University of TulsaJanuary 3July 19Yes
University of UtahNovember 1July 15Yes
University of VermontDecember 12April 1
University of VirginiaOctober 1March 1
University of Washington – SeattleSeptember 1February 15
University of Wisconsin – MadisonOctober 1March 1
University of WyomingJanuary 15August 1Yes
Ursinus CollegeJanuary 12August 15
Vanderbilt UniversityMarch 15
Vassar CollegeNovember 1March 15
Villanova UniversityNovember 1June 1
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNovember 1March 15
Virginia TechOctober 1March 1
Wabash CollegeDecember 1July 1
Wake Forest UniversityNovember 1March 15
Washington & Jefferson CollegeJanuary 4July 26
Washington & Lee UniversityMarch 1
Washington State UniversityJanuary 31
Washington University in St. LouisSeptember 1February 15
Wayne State UniversityDecember 15August 15Yes
Wellesley CollegeMarch 1
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyDecember 1May 1Yes
Wesleyan UniversityNovember 1March 15
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaJanuary 14July 26Yes
West Virginia UniversityDecember 31August 1
Western Washington UniversitySeptember 15March 1
Westmont CollegeNovember 1March 15
Wheaton College (IL)October 1May 1Yes
Wheaton College (MA)November 15May 1
Whitman CollegeNovember 1March 1
Whittier CollegeNovember 1April 15
Willamette UniversityNovember 15April 15
Williams CollegeMarch 1
Wittenberg UniversityDecember 18July 26Yes
Wofford CollegeOctober 15June 1
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMay 15
Xavier UniversityJanuary 9July 27Yes
Yale UniversityMarch 1
Yeshiva UniversityNovember 10January 20

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