Whether you're finishing your spring application or starting to plan out next semester's application for fall admission, I wanted to post a quick note about required documents:
Let's recap what's needed in order for the admissions committee to review your transfer application.
1) Your current college transcript- This will give us a record of your previous work and your current courses.
2) Previous college transcript(s)- You are required to list every college you've ever attended. Whether it was last year or many years ago, you need to list it on the common app and you'll need to order your transcripts to come to us. Please don't leave any colleges out of your application. We do have ways to double-check your academic history, but we would prefer to hear it from you.
3) Your high school transcript or GED score report- Yes, we require this as well. If you attended school in a foreign country where the transcript is in another language, you'll need to have this officially translated. If you attended high school for part of your secondary schooling, but then got the GED, we would like to see both the score report and your partial high school transcript.
4) Standardized testing- If you graduated from a high school where English was not the language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL, the IELTS, or submit an Initial View interview. We are more concerned with your transcripts over your test scores, but if you would like, any applicant is welcome to include SAT or ACT testing to be considered. Please do not retake these exams for our transfer application though, I assure you it is not a major part of the review - but if you have the previous scores and want them considered, by all means self report them in your Common Application.
Of course, you can't have any of this reviewed without the application, so make sure you apply through the common application spending time on each and every essay. If you've spent time out of school after high school or at any time in between, please tell us about this time in your life. If there are unexplained gaps, we will reach out to you.
Our address is on the right-side of this blog. Please send have official transcripts sent to that address. You'll also notice guidance on the forms you'll find on the common application.