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 native language are required to submit results from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Applicants who, for four or more years, have attended a high school and/or university where the primary language of instruction is English are exempt from this requirement.
  • 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.


For more information, visit the Transfer Student FAQs page. Additionally, feel free to reach out to any one of our counselors or Rebecca Simons, associate director of admissions and transfer coordinator.