Transfer Students


Transfer Students

Make a Move to Drew University

Transfer students are high school graduates or GED holders who have completed 12 or more college level credits after graduating from high school. Drew welcomes transfer applications from domestic and international students attending two-year or four-year colleges.

Get up close and personal with our beautiful, diverse, and friendly campus, located in the picture-perfect town of Madison—rated New Jersey’s #1 Best Place to Live by New Jersey Monthly. Plan a campus visit and discover Drew for yourself!

Our combinations of majors and programs, hundreds of internships and research opportunities, one-of-a-kind NYC semesters, numerous study abroad offerings and personal mentoring by stellar faculty guarantees purpose-driven, experience-based career readiness for every student, steeped in a connection to a lifelong, worldwide community.

This is exemplified through Launch, our unique undergraduate experience, which ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors and an experience-based résumé. Guaranteed.

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Transfer Open House

Considering making a move to Drew University? Our Transfer Open House allows you to learn more about Drew's transfer admissions process, our generous merit-based scholarships, and transfer of credit policies. You’ll also have the chance to interact with students and staff, so you can ask questions in a supportive environment.

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Schedule a Transfer Exploration Day

We're offering virtual Transfer Exploration Days, where you can meet with one of our transfer admissions counselors to personally answer any questions you have about the transfer admissions process, transfer of credit policy, and transfer-specific scholarships.

You can also schedule an Instant Decision Day appointment to learn if you are admissible and find out if you qualify for any merit-based scholarships.

In addition, you can explore Drew on a student-led campus tour, a virtual tour, or a video tour.  

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• Spring – January 2
• Fall – July 29 (applications received after this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis)
The Common Application closes July 29th at 5pm

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Campus Tours

How do you figure out if Drew is the right fit for you? Visit us! Get up close and personal with on-campus tours of our beautiful campus.

Led by a Drew admissions counselor and a current Drew student, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions, find out about Drew's admission process and speak directly with a student living the Drew experience.

Can’t make it to campus? Register for a live, guided virtual tour or take a virtual tour now!

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.

***Transfer Credit Policy Exception for COVID-19***
Pass/fail courses taken during spring and summer 2020 with a grade of P, or the equivalent, will be accepted for transfer credits and can be used to satisfy general education and major requirements.

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 12 credits of academic work.

Transfer Presidential Scholarship | $20,000 | Prior College GPA 3.75 to 4.0
Transfer Dean's Scholarship | $15,000 | Prior College GPA 3.25 to 3.74
Transfer Drew Scholarship | $10,000 | Prior College GPA 2.75 to 3.24

These annual 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 $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).

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.

Community College Honors Program

The Drew University – Community College Honors Program allows top students at a host of two-year institutions to seamlessly transfer to Drew at an affordable cost because of scholarships offered. Students are eligible provided that they take at least four honors courses at the community college, graduate with an Associate degree, and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.25 upon graduation from the two-year institution. Students must also participate in at least two academic advising sessions with Drew faculty/staff to determine whether the courses taken at the community college will allow students to transfer to Drew with junior status.