As a transfer applicant to Adelphi University, you’ll be given careful consideration for admission.

We believe in a holistic evaluation of all documents submitted for review. That means we’ll take into account your experiences, your determination, and your potential contributions to our community in addition to your academic transcript(s). At times, we may require additional information, or choose to provide exemptions from certain requirements.

We welcome and encourage you to  connect with us at any point in the process. We’re here to help answer your questions.

The Admissions Committee looks forward to reviewing your application for admission and will be happy to assist you with your transition to our Panther community!

If you are an international applicant, please review our international application requirements.

Transfer Admission Deadlines and Guidelines

Application Deadline Deadline Date Decision Date Reply Date
Spring Start Rolling Admission – Suggested Deadline: November 1* 3-4 weeks once application is complete As early as possible after receipt of decision
Fall Start Rolling Admission – Suggested Deadline: June 1* 3-4 weeks once application is complete As early as possible after receipt of decision
Summer Start (Accelerated BS in Nursing) Deadline: January 14 Varies As early as possible after receipt of decision

*Applications received after the suggested deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.

GPA Recommendations for Admission Consideration

To help you find the program that’s right for you, check out our GPA recommendations for admission consideration.

Questions or unique circumstances impacting your GPA? Contact us and we’d be happy to advise you on the next steps.

School/College GPA Requirement
College of Arts and Sciences 2.3+ cumulative GPA 
College of Education and Health Sciences 2.8+ cumulative GPA
College of Nursing and Public Health 3.5+ cumulative GPA
College of Professional and Continuing Studies 2.3+ cumulative GPA
Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology 2.3+ cumulative GPA
Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
2.3+ cumulative GPA
School of Social Work
2.8+ cumulative GPA

Ready to Apply? We’ll need your:

  1. Completed transfer application for admission. We accept both the Adelphi Application and the Common Application. Please submit whichever application best suits your needs. There is no application fee!
  2. (Un)Official college transcript(s) from each college previously attended or now attending (domestic and/or international,) including work in progress.
  3. (Un) Official final high school transcript. This is only required for review for applicants with less than 30 college credits. Whether an unofficial or official copy, your high school transcript must indicate the date of your graduation.
  4. Personal Statement (only required for select programs):  You must submit a short personal statement if you are applying to the College of Professional and Continuing Studies or to the Accelerated Nursing program detailing your interest in your respective program.
  5. Admissions Interview (only upon request). If you are applying to the School of Social Work or to the Accelerated Nursing degree, you may be asked to complete an admissions interview.
  6. Additional Admissions Requirements for Nursing Applicants:
    • Applicants to the BS in Nursing are required to submit scores from the ATI TEAS entrance exam.
    • Applicants to the Accelerated BS in Nursing 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 ATI TEAS exam.
    • Students wishing to transfer into the baccalaureate nursing program must have met the minimum requirements below in order to be considered for admission.
    • Students who have more than two pre-requisite science grades below C+ , or who have been dismissed from another nursing program, will not be considered for admission.

Requirements for Performing and Visual Art Students

If you are applying to Adelphi as a performing or visual arts major (art, art education, dance, music, music education, theatre – acting or design technology), you must complete a portfolio review or audition, specific to your academic major of choice (in addition to the previously described application requirements).  Your application can not be reviewed for an admissions decision by the Office of University Admissions until a portfolio review or an audition has been completed with the proper department.

Please select your area of interest to learn more about the required portfolio review or audition.

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