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
Fall  March 15 Rolling, usually mid April-June

Brandeis University will not offer transfer admission for the Spring 2020 semester. Students interested in transferring to Brandeis may apply by March 15 for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Requirements for Admission

When you apply for admission as a transfer student, the following materials are required:

  • Common 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 have completed two university-level English composition courses taught in the United States with a grade of B or better are exempt from this requirement.
    • Applicants who, for four or more years, have attended a high school where the primary language of instruction is English are exempt from this requirement.
  • International financial documentation must be submitted by the application deadline:
    • If you are not applying for financial aid, you must submit:
    • If you are applying for financial aid, you must submit:
      • CSS Profile
      • Supporting financial documentation, demonstrating the funds that the family can contribute to the applicant’s education for the first year of study. Examples are statements of earnings from employers, certification of finances from banks or other financial institutions, or tax returns if available.

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 or email with further questions