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Transfer applicants must have completed one full academic year of college work at another institution by the time they would like to start at Emory. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all college work attempted. Click here for more information about transferring credit to Emory.
Fall Admission: May 1
Spring Admission: November 5*
Summer Admission: April 1
* Deadline extended from November 1 to November 5 due to impact of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast.
Common Application Supplement for Emory
A $50 application fee, a fee waiver from the College Board, OR a copy of your previous school's award letter accompanied by a letter from a financial aid professional indicating PELL Grant eligibility.
Official scores from the SAT I (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and/or the ACT (American College Test). If English is your second language, you may also submit results from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in addition to or in lieu of the SAT I or ACT
Letter of Recommendation from a College Professor
Decisions are made on a rolling basis after each deadline, based on when all materials have been received and processed by the Office of Admission. Transfer decisions are mailed via the U.S. Postal Service. Decisions are not available online or by phone.
We begin reading transfer applications for summer after the first of April and for fall after the first of May. At that point, decisions will be made two to three weeks after receiving written confirmation from Emory that your application is complete. Please note that the admission committee often will request final spring semester grades, which can delay the decision process and subsequent notification.
*Due to issues with the Common Application, students interested in transferring to Emory for the Summer Session must mark the "Fall (Jul-Dec)" box on page 1 of the Common Application. On Emory's Supplement, students should mark the "Summer Admission" option under the Type of Application to have their transfer application reviewed for the Summer Session.
We will begin reading transfer applications for spring decisions after the first of November. Decisions will be rendered on a rolling basis and typically take two to three weeks after an application is complete. Please note that the admission committee reserves the right to request final fall semester grades, which can delay the decision process and subsequent notification.
A nonrefundable deposit of $450 is due within two weeks of your acceptance to reserve a place in the class.
Q: I have been out of school for a while and don't have contact with any of my former professors. Who can I have write me a letter of recommendation?
A: If you have not taken classes on a college campus in a few years, please contact the Office of Admission. You may be permitted to have your employer, rather than a faculty member, provide the recommendation.
Q: What do you look at for in admission of a transfer student?
A: We look at the strength of curriculum at their present institution and a variety of course work similar to an Emory student's core curriculum. We also want to see grades of mainly As and Bs in those courses as well as good SAT or ACT scores.
Q: Do applicants need to submit a secondary school transcript?
A: All transfer applicants must submit secondary school transcripts. If you have completed more than two years of college course work, you may request that the secondary school transcript requirement be waived at the discretion of the admission committee.
Q: Do you need transcripts of colleges attended, including current courses?
A: Candidates should request registrars of all colleges attended to forward transcripts of their college records to the Office of Admission. Candidates are encouraged to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all college work attempted. To matriculate at Emory College, all transfer students must submit complete and final transcripts from all colleges attended, including final grades for any work in progress at the time of application.
Mary Lou Romero
“My experience at Emory as a transfer student has been amazing and rewarding. The diversity of Emory’s student body, in terms of cultural backgrounds and academic interests, has provided me with wonderful friendships.
“Although Emory is a big place with big opportunities, I immediately felt at home and treated like an important part of the community. Since I transferred, every day that I wake up at Emory, I know that it is the school where I want to grow, learn and enjoy some of the best moments of my life.”