Every year, approximately 60 students transfer to our university for our welcoming community and the many programs that enable them to complete their degrees in a timely manner.
Students are eligible to transfer up to 68 credits from a community college and up to 90 credits from another four-year institution. Students must receive a grade of C or higher in their courses to receive credit at Notre Dame.
Transfer credits are evaluated using the University's transfer policy and all prospective students have the opportunity to have their credits evaluated prior to applying to Notre Dame.
The admissions counselors at the Undergraduate Studies can provide an unofficial evaluation and transfer overview during an initial, individualized visit to campus or during one of the many transfer fairs and programs in which we participate.
More information about policies can be found in the University's current catalog.
We strongly encourage transfer students to apply early to ensure the best selection of classes and to obtain financial aid. Applications are completed on a rolling basis year-round, however, we encourage all students to apply and be accepted at least a month before the start of each semester, especially if they plan to secure financial aid.
Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
The following information is assessed during the application review process:
Transfer students applying to Notre Dame are asked to submit the following documents for consideration:
Financial aid is available to all students. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration of assistance from the federal/state government, external companies/agencies and Notre Dame institutional need-based grants.
Schedule a visit to meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about transferring credits and the transfer admissions process. Campus tours, class visits and appointments with academic departments are also available.
Contact an admissions counselor to request information and learn more about our programs.