Transfer applicant checklist
Completed Common Application including essay due Nov. 15 (for spring semester) and April 1 (for fall semester);
Official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended;
A cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 (B) or above on a 4.0 scale;
Statement of Reasons for Transferring—completed using the Common Application;
Statement of Good Standing—from dean of students or similar official at your current college (or last college attended)
Recommendation from a college instructor (Academic Evaluation).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Counts as a Transfer Applicant?
Transfer applicants are students who have graduated from high school and matriculated into an accredited college or university.
- What if I enrolled at another school, but did not complete a full semester before deciding to transfer to Sewanee?
A transfer applicant must have matriculated at another accredited institution. Even if no credits have been earned, if a student has graduated from high school and has enrolled at an accredited college or university we will review that student as a transfer applicant.
- What if I'm a high school student taking courses at a nearby college (dual-enrollment)?
Students who are taking advantage of dual enrollment coursework are not considered transfer students.
- Am I eligible for scholarships and financial aid as a transfer applicant?
Yes, transfer students are eligible for both academic scholarships and need-based financial aid. Incoming first-year students are awarded funding before transfer applicants, making transfer aid more competitive than that of first-year students. As a result, the review process for transfer applicants is need-aware.
Deadlines and notification dates
- Spring Transfer: Priority Deadline: Nov. 15; Decision notification is rolling
- Fall Transfer: Priority Deadline: April 1; Decision notification is rolling