Brandeis University welcomes applications from transfer students. In order to receive the full benefit of a Brandeis education, we require that you study at Brandeis for a minimum of two years.
Deadlines and Notification
|Semester of Entry||Application Deadline||Notification|
|Spring||Nov. 1||Around Dec. 1|
|Fall||March 15||Rolling, usually mid April-June|
Requirements for Admission
When you apply for admission as a transfer student, the following materials are required:
- Brandeis undergraduate application
- College transcript (one transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended)
- High school transcript
- Letter of recommendation from an academic professor
- The Transfer College Report from ALL colleges/universities you have attended as a degree-seeking student. (Please be sure this form is filled out in its entirety, including an official signature. Many college officials overlook this section, causing a delay in application processing.)
- Mid-Term Report (for all students currently enrolled in college)
- Financial aid application (If you are not applying for aid, please answer "no" to the question "Do you intend to apply for need-based financial aid?" on the Common Application.) Your application for admission cannot be evaluated until all financial aid documents are received.
- Transfer candidates are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, though it is recommended.
- $80 application fee
Additional requirements for international transfer applicants:
- International transfer candidates who do not speak English as a first language are required to submit scores from the TOEFL or IELTS.
- International financial documentation must be submitted by the application deadline:
Transfer Credit Evaluations
Transfer applicants who are admitted and plan to matriculate to Brandeis are responsible for having final transcripts and official AP/IB scores sent prior to the entering semester. After receipt of transcripts and official scores, the college registrar will evaluate your courses and award transfer credit where appropriate. A tentative credit evaluation will appear in the transfer acceptance package but does not include courses in progress.