Transfer Students


Transfer Students

Think big. Transfer to Drew University.

Our priority is you!

It’s time to energize your education, your career, and your future. And Drew brings it…big experiences and bold thinking! We smooth your path with a no-hassle transfer transition so you can build on what you’ve already achieved. Drew supercharges your opportunity for success!

This is college—for you—on a grand scale. This is EPIC.

Rocket fuel for your future

As a transfer student, your time to earn your degree is swift. We want you to benefit from every minute of it at Drew. LAUNCH, our all-about-you career development platform, synthesizes your experiences, documents your successes, and charts a meaningful path starting day one! How? Tons of opportunities are available to you, with meaningful mentors to help guide your choices.

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.

Discover Drew

Here’s the thing about Drew: You couldn’t pick a better spot. Gorgeous, tree-filled campus. Charming and safe small town. Less than an hour to all the opportunities of New York City and equally close to some truly amazing outdoor adventures. A full 90% of Drew students live on campus. Because from here, you can go anywhere.

Our hometown of Madison, New Jersey, is picture-perfect, with lots of shops, cafes, and places to hang out. It’s also the #1 Safest College Town in New Jersey, and #3 in the U.S., according to SafeWise. From campus, you can walk to the Madison train station, which takes you straight into the heart of midtown Manhattan. If you’re craving more of a nature moment, that’s easy too. Head to the Poconos. Or the Catskills. Or grab your suit and hit the Jersey Shore.

To “get” Drew, you really need to see Drew—so pay us a visit! You can attend an Open House, schedule a campus tour, take a virtual tour, whatever works for you.

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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

Meet with one of our transfer admissions counselors who will personally answer any questions about the transfer admissions process, transfer of credit policy, and transfer-specific scholarships. We’ll show you how you can energize your education, your career, and your future at Drew, so you can build on what you’ve already achieved.

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.

If you can't make it for one of these events, you can explore Drew on a student-led campus tour, a live, guided virtual tour, or take a virtual tour now!

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Transfer Stories


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 current Drew student, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions 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

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..

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 | $23,000 | Prior College GPA 3.75 to 4.0
Transfer Dean's Scholarship | $20,000 | Prior College GPA 3.25 to 3.74
Transfer Drew Scholarship | $15,000 | 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 $3,000 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.