Transfer Applicants: How to Apply

All records of each applicant are given careful consideration. A final evaluation is based on the abilities, purposes and interests of the candidate. We may also require additional information, or we may exempt students from certain credentials.

Transfer applicants are encouraged to arrange for an interview and a campus tour prior to submitting an application.

The Admissions Committee looks forward to reviewing your application for admission to our Panther community!

Be sure to submit your application materials on time. Review our application and decision deadlines.

Required Credentials for Transfer Applicants

A completed transfer application for admission. Both the Adelphi Application and the Common Application are accepted by Adelphi University for transfer applicants. Please submit whichever application best suits your needs.

Adelphi Application      Common Application

A nonrefundable application fee of $40.

Official transcripts from each college attended or now attending, including work in progress.

Applicants with less than 30 college credits must also submit the following:

  • Official high school transcript, indicating the date of graduation.
  • A personal statement or essay. Your essay should, in 500 words or less, respond to the following:
    • Explain your reasons for wanting to attend Adelphi University.
    • Describe a personal accomplishment of which you are particularly proud and explain why.

*Please note, all transfer students applying to University College must include an essay regardless of incoming credit quantity.

Applicants who have graduated high school within the last year must also submit the following:

  • Official copies of your score on the required* SAT or the American College Test (ACT) with Writing (SAT and ACT score reports will not be acceptable without a writing score). If these scores do not appear on the official high school transcript, you must arrange for us to receive them directly from the appropriate educational testing service.

For Social Work Applicants

An admissions interview may be required for transfer students interested in social work.

For Nursing Applicants

Applicants to the B.S. in Nursing are required to submit scores from the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Version V (TEAS) entrance exam.
Applicants to the R.N. to B.S. in Nursing are required to submit a copy of your New York State R.N. license along with your application. You are not required to take the TEAS V exam.
Applicants to the P.A.T.H. Accelerated Program must provide evidence of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited 4 year college or university, three letters of reference, and a personal statement. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete an interview. You are not required to take the TEAS V exam.
Please review the full admissions requirements for the P.A.T.H. Program.

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