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Think big. Transfer to Drew University.

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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Application Checklist

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

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
  • Letter of Recommendation* from a college-level professor or administrator (optional)
  • Official College Transcripts (from all prior colleges attended)
  • Proof of high school completion in the form of a high school transcript indicating your graduation date. If you have completed 24 or more college credits since high school graduation, you may submit a copy of your high school diploma.
  • SAT/ACT Scores (optional)
  • Transfer College Report*

*Items are part of the Common Application.

International Students must provide the additional documents listed below:

Transfer Stories

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.

BARD EARLY COLLEGE – LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.

The Drew University – Bard Early College (BEC) program provides students from BEC guaranteed admission to Drew provided the student has met the following criteria:

  • Has applied to Drew as a first-year student using the Common Application (the application fee will be waived)
  • Is on track to graduate from BEC at the time of application to Drew
  • Is on track to complete the Associate Degree and/or a minimum of 60 undergraduate credits from BEC at the time of application to Drew
  • Has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the college program at the time of application to Drew

BEC students’ college credits will be applied towards the bachelor’s degree at Drew, up to 60 credits contingent on transcript review and approval. In order to earn the Drew bachelor’s degree, students must complete all major and general education requirements for the bachelor’s degree, including a minimum of 48 credits at Drew. As first-year students, BEC students are not eligible for the Transfer Policy for Students with an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees. However, BEC students will also not be subject to the Advanced Standing Policy limiting the number of transfer credits to 32.

BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – PARAMUS, N.J.
  • Under this program, high-achieving Bergen Community College students will be granted admission to Drew University’s bachelor of arts program upon meeting the following conditions:
    • Stay enrolled in good standing in the BCC honors program for at least two semesters prior to graduation.
    • Graduate from BCC with your associate’s degree, an honors diploma and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4.
    • Attend a meeting at BCC with Drew University admission advisors or speak to your BCC faculty advisor about your interest to get the transfer process started.
    • Submit a completed Drew University Application for Admission and final Bergen transcript by:
      • February 1 for fall semester admission.
      • October 1 for spring semester admission.

    WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL?

    In addition to a seamless transfer of credits to Drew, you can:

    • Take one course at Drew for no charge during the fall semester of your second year at BCC and a second free course during your spring semester. Credits from these courses will be transferred to Drew.
    • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
    • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
    • Qualify for academic scholarships. Students who enroll at Drew through the Honors Partnership are guaranteed to have their full financial need met, minus a small expected contribution from summer savings.
    • Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, you are eligible to take graduate level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to your bachelor of arts degree program.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Transfer applicants will be considered for annual scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, which are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, assuming no major changes in college tuition charges and contingent on the maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. A minimum GPA of 3.25 in a solid academic curriculum over at least two semesters is required for consideration.

    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).

BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – LINCROFT, N.J.
  • Under this program, high-achieving Brookdale Community College students will be granted admission to Drew University’s bachelor of arts program upon meeting the following conditions:
    • Stay enrolled in good standing in the Brookdale honors program for at least two semesters prior to graduation.
    • Graduate from Brookdale with your associate’s degree and at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
    • Attend a meeting at Brookdale with Drew University admission advisors or speak to your Brookdale faculty advisor about your interest to get the transfer process started.
    • Submit a completed Drew University Application for Admission and final Brookdale transcript by:
      • February 1 for fall semester admission.
      • October 1 for spring semester admission.

    WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL?

    In addition to a seamless transfer of credits to Drew, you can:

    • Take one course at Drew for no charge during the fall semester of your second year at Brookdale and a second free course during your spring semester. Credits from these courses will be transferred to Drew.
    • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
    • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
    • Qualify for academic scholarships. Students who enroll at Drew through the Honors Partnership are guaranteed to have their full financial need met, minus a small expected contribution from summer savings.
    • Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, you are eligible to take graduate level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to your bachelor of arts degree program.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Transfer applicants will be considered for annual scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, which are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, 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).

COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS – RANDOLPH, N.J.
  • Under this program, high-achieving County College of Morris (CCM) students will be granted admission to Drew University’s bachelor of arts program upon meeting the following conditions. Stay enrolled in good standing in the CCM honors program for at least two semesters prior to graduation.Graduate from CCM with your associate’s degree and at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Attend a meeting at CCM with Drew University admission advisors or speak to your CCM faculty advisor about your interest to get the transfer process started.Submit a completed Drew University Application for Admission and final CCM transcript by:
    • February 1 for fall semester admission.
    • October 1 for spring semester admission.

    WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL?

    In addition to a seamless transfer of credits to Drew, you can:

    • Take one course at Drew for no charge during the fall semester of your second year at CCM and another free course during your spring semester. Credits from these courses will be transferred to Drew.
    • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
    • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
    • Qualify for academic scholarships. Students who enroll at Drew through the Honors Partnership are guaranteed to have their full financial need met, minus a small expected contribution from summer savings.
    • Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, you are eligible to take graduate level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to your bachelor of arts degree program.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Transfer applicants will be considered for one of three major scholarships at Drew: The Francis Asbury Scholarship, The Presidential Scholarship and The Dean’s Scholarship. A minimum GPA of 3.25 in a solid academic curriculum over at least two semesters is required for consideration. Annual scholarship amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, 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).

    County College of Morris Connect Program

    Eligible CCM students with fewer than 30 credits will be granted admission to Drew University’s bachelor of arts program upon meeting the conditions outlined below.

    • Graduate, in good standing, from CCM with:
      • Associate in arts degree (AA).
      • Associate in science degree (AS).
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
    • Submit a Community College Connect Intent form to Drew University before completing their first 30 credits from CCM.
    • Submit completed Drew University Application for Admission and final CCM transcript by:
      • June 1 for fall semester admission.
      • January 1 for spring semester admission.

    WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL?

    In addition to a seamless transfer of credit process to Drew, CCM students who have completed a Dual Admissions Intent form can:

    • Register for one undergraduate course at Drew University (up to 4 credits) at the CCM tuition and fee rate.
    • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
    • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
    • Qualify for academic scholarships. Students who enroll at Drew through the Honors Partnership are guaranteed to have their full financial need met, minus a small expected contribution from summer savings.
    • Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, students are eligible to take graduate-level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to their bachelor of arts degree program.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Transfer applicants will be considered for annual scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, which are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, 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).

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE – EDISON, N.J.
  • UPGRADE YOUR ASSOCIATE’S TO A BACHELOR’S WITH A SEAMLESS TRANSITION

    When you imagine your life after Middlesex County College (MCC), which do you see: Jumping into the workforce? Or applying to bachelor’s programs? If you’re a top student, you have a third option: a seamless transition into Drew University through our Community College Connect dual admissions agreement.

    Through the agreement, you also qualify for generous scholarship support to help meet your financial need.

    IF YOU’RE THE BEST, WE WANT YOU HERE!

    If you have the skills and drive, we want to ensure you have the opportunity. That’s why we’re offering this program to students who meet the following requirements:

    • Graduate, in good standing, from MCC with Associate in Arts degree (AA) or Associate in Science degree (AS).
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
    • Follow the application process outlined on the back.

    WE’LL HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS

    Your credits will be seamlessly transferred from MCC to Drew. In addition, you can:

    • Register for one undergraduate course at Drew University (up to 4 credits) at the MCC tuition and fee rate.
    • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
    • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
    • Be considered for Drew’s comprehensive merit scholarship program for transfer students based on the final GPA at the time of graduation from MCC. This includes generous academic scholarships, specialty awards and a need-based university grant program. All merit scholarships are automatically renewable as long as you maintain the required GPA and remain in good standing while attending Drew.
    • Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, you are eligible to take graduate level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to your bachelor’s degree program.

    If you will receive your associate’s degree in May:

    • Turn in your application to Drew by June 1 of your second year at MCC.

    If you will receive your associate’s degree in December:

    • Turn in your application to Drew by January 1 of your second year at MCC.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Transfer applicants will be considered for annual scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, which are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, 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.

    NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID

    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, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid available at fafsa.ed.gov. Drew’s FAFSA school code is 002603.

    Students who demonstrate financial need will receive grants, loans and work-study to meet their demonstrated financial need, minus an expected student summer earnings contribution. (Academic scholarships are factored into need-based financial aid packages.)

    Note: Drew’s application fee will be waived for students applying through this partnership.

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – BRANCHBURG, N.J.

Under this program, high-achieving Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) students will be granted admission to Drew University’s bachelor of arts program upon meeting the following conditions:

  • Stay enrolled in good standing in the RVCC honors program, or be a member in good standing in Phi Theta Kappa, or take at least one honors course per semester with no grade below a B.
  • Graduate from RVCC with your associate’s degree and at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Attend a meeting at RVCC with Drew University admission advisors or speak to your RVCC faculty advisor about your interest to get the transfer process started.
  • Submit a completed Drew University Application for Admission and final RVCC transcript by:
    • February 1 for fall semester admission.
    • October 1 for spring semester admission.

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL?

In addition to a seamless transfer of credits to Drew, you can:

  • Take one course at Drew for no charge during the fall semester of your second year at RVCC and a second free course during your spring semester. Credits from these courses will be transferred to Drew.
  • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
  • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
  • Qualify for academic scholarships. Students who enroll at Drew through the Honors Partnership are guaranteed to have their full financial need met, minus a small expected contribution from summer savings.
  • Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, you are eligible to take graduate level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to your bachelor of arts degree program.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Transfer applicants will be considered for annual scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, which are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, 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).

Raritan Valley Community College Connect Program

Eligible RVCC students with fewer than 30 credits will be granted admission to Drew University’s bachelor of arts program upon meeting the conditions outlined below.

  • Graduate, in good standing, from RVCC with:
    associate in arts degree (A.A.)
    associate in science degree (A.S.)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
    Submit a Community College Connect Intent form to Drew University before completing their first 30 credits from RVCC
  • Submit completed Drew University Application for Admission & final RVCC transcript by:
    June 1 for fall semester admission
    January 1 for spring semester admission

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL?

In addition to a seamless transfer of credit process to Drew, RVCC students who have completed a Dual Admissions Intent form can:

  • Register for one undergraduate course at Drew University (up to 4 credits) at the RVCC tuition and fee rate.
  • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
  • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
  • Qualify for academic scholarships. Students who enroll at Drew through the Honors Partnership are guaranteed to have their full financial need met, minus a small expected contribution from summer savings.

Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, students are eligible to take graduate level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to their bachelor of arts degree program.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Transfer applicants will be considered for one of three major scholarships at Drew: The Francis Asbury Scholarship, The Presidential Scholarship and The Dean’s Scholarship. A minimum GPA of 3.25 in a solid academic curriculum over at least two semesters is required for consideration. Annual scholarship amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, 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).

Civic Transfer Partnership

Civically engaged Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) students have the opportunity to join Drew University’s Civic Scholars program.

Junior transfer students admitted to this program receive:

  • An annual scholarship of $2,500 in addition to any merit aid
  • Access to funds to help support internships, travel for community-based learning courses and the senior civic project
  • Membership in a network of active, engaged students and alums committed to the greater good
  • Access to special events, workshops and civic engagement opportunities

TO APPLY

In addition to your Drew University application for admission and final RVCC transcript:

  • Submit a service resume or student engagement transcript that documents 75 hours of community (at least 50 hours) and college (up to 25 hours) service.
  • Write an application essay of 400–600 words that explains what you hope to gain from and contribute to Drew’s Civic Scholars program, describes one or two community service or civic engagement experiences—and connects these experiences to your academic learning in college.
  • Submit a recommendation letter that speaks to your commitment to community and the greater good.

Applicants selected as finalists for admission to Drew’s Civic Scholars program will be invited to complete an interview with the director of the Center for Civic Engagement or her representative.

SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – NEWTON, N.J.

Under this program, high-achieving Sussex County Community College (SCCC) students will be granted admission to Drew University’s bachelor of arts program upon meeting the following conditions:

  • Stay enrolled in good standing in the SCCC honors program for at least two semesters prior to graduation.
  • Graduate from SCCC with your associate’s degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Attend a meeting at SCCC with Drew University admission advisors or speak to your SCCC faculty advisor about your interest to get the transfer process started.
  • Submit a completed Drew University Application for Admission and final SCCC transcript by:
    • February 1 for fall semester admission.
    • October 1 for spring semester admission.

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL?

In addition to a seamless transfer of credits to Drew, you can:

  • Take one course at Drew for no charge during the fall semester of your second year at SCCC and a second free course during your spring semester if you submit a transfer application to Drew. Credits from these courses will be transferred to Drew.
  • Attend lectures, concerts, sports and other special campus events held at Drew.
  • Meet with Drew faculty and staff upon invitation for advisement and informational purposes.
  • Qualify for academic scholarships. Students who enroll at Drew through the Honors Partnership are guaranteed to have their full financial need met, minus a small expected contribution from summer savings.
  • Once admitted to Drew’s College of Liberal Arts, you are eligible to take graduate level courses at Drew’s Theological School and/or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and apply the credit to your bachelor of arts degree program.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Transfer applicants will be considered for annual scholarships ranging from $15,000 to $20,000, which are renewable for up to two additional years at the initial amount awarded, assuming no major changes in college tuition charges and contingent on the maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. A minimum GPA of 3.50 in a solid academic curriculum over at least two semesters is required for consideration.

In addition to these scholarships, transfer students from community colleges who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and who have obtained an associate’s 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).

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE – VALHALLA, N.Y.

The Drew University – WCC Honors Partnership allows top students to seamlessly transfer to Drew at an affordable cost and granted junior (5th semester) status if they:

  • Have successfully completed at least two semesters in the honors program at WCC.
  • Have earned an Associate’s degree with at least a 3.50 GPA.

The Drew Action Scholars – Davis Scholars Partnership enables WCC Davis Scholars to complete a Bachelor’s degree at Drew and participate in the Drew Action Scholars: Community, Innovation, and Global Impact program. To be eligible students must complete the Davis Scholars program and graduate from WCC with an Associate’s degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. WCC Davis Scholars students should apply to Drew at the beginning of the semester in which their Associate’s degree will be completed.