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

How to Apply to Adelphi as a Transfer Student

You can choose to apply via Common Application or Adelphi’s Application. If you are an international applicant, please review our international application requirements.

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 any of your academic transcripts. 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 and assist with your transition to our Panther community!

Important Dates

Semester Start Deadline Priority Deadline
Spring Rolling basis November 1
Fall Rolling basis June 1
Summer (Accelerated BS in Nursing program only) February 15 January 15
Applications received after the suggested deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.

Application Fee

There is no application fee for transfer applications.

GPA Recommendations

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

Adelphi School/College Minimum Cumulative GPA 
College of Arts and Sciences 2.3+ 
College of Nursing and Public Health 3.5+
College of Professional and Continuing Studies 2.3+
Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology 2.3+
Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences 2.8+
School of Social Work

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

Required Materials for Applicants

  1. Completed application for admission: We’ll accept either the Adelphi Application or the Common Application – whichever is easier for you!  There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement (only required for select programs): You must submit a short personal statement if you are applying to either the College of Professional and Continuing Studies or to the Accelerated Nursing program detailing your interest in your respective program.
  3. Official or unofficial college transcript(s): If you choose to enroll, we’ll eventually need your official transcripts – but for now, feel free to send along your unofficial copies for an expedited admissions decision. Include transcripts from any domestic and/or international colleges you’ve attended; past and present.
  4. Official 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. 

Supplemental Application Materials

If you are applying to Adelphi as a social work major, and are interested in strengthening your application, you have the option to submit one (or more) of the below materials for consideration during your application review process.

  • Résumé
  • Essay (500 words or less)
    • Share your interest in the social work profession and give examples.
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Students who have more than two science prerequisite grades below C+ in the past eight years, including retakes, or who have been dismissed from another nursing program, will not be considered for admission.
  • 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. The ATI TEAS exam is not required.
  • Students who have more than two science prerequisite grades below C+ in the past eight years, including retakes, or who have been dismissed from another nursing program, will not be considered for admission.
  • Qualified candidates may be requested to complete an interview.

If you are applying to Adelphi as a performing or visual arts major, 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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