Elon is the leader in student success. Our team is ready to help you easily transfer to our top-rated national university. Experiential learning, innovative teaching and mentoring programs and a superb graduation rate make Elon your best choice.

At Elon, a transfer student is defined as a student who has completed 12 transferable credit hours after graduating high school with a minimum GPA of 2.7. If you are currently enrolled in your first semester and enrolled in at least 12 semester hours, you should also apply as a transfer. If you are a part-time student or have fewer than 12 semester hours (after high school graduation), please submit a first-year application.

Transfer students are admitted based on their academic records at the institutions from which they are transferring. To graduate, you must complete 60 semester hours or more at Elon, including the last term before graduation.

Transfer Engagement Scholarships
$5,000 annually
Students with a 3.0 GPA and 24 transferrable credits are eligible for the scholarship.

If you are enrolled in a middle or early college program, you should complete the application for first-year admission.

Please contact James Thurnes, Director of Transfer and Special Admissions, with any questions. You may reach him at (336) 278-7616 or via email at jthurnes@elon.edu or transfer@elon.edu. Virtual meetings are also available upon request. You may register at admissions.elon.edu/portal/cconnect_jt

Transfer Application

Elon’s transfer undergraduate application is online only. A credit card is required when you apply unless you have been issued a fee waiver.

All transfer applicants must submit:

  • Completed application and nonrefundable $60 fee
  • The Student Conduct Form, which must be completed by the deans of all colleges attended verifying eligibility.
  • Official transcripts from all two-year and four-year colleges/universities attended
  • A final official high school transcript
  • Applicants who are applying for Acting, Dance Performance & Choreography, Music Theatre and Theatrical Design & Technology must have their applications submitted by January 10.  These programs require an audition and are only eligible for fall applications.

Application Deadlines

In most cases, we will continue to accept transfer applications beyond the application deadline, with a decision being rendered on a space-available basis.

  • Spring Semester

  • Fall Semester


Transfer Student Campus Visit

Schedule a campus visit. We’d love for you to visit in person. 

If you are unable to visit Elon right now, virtual meetings are also available upon request. You may register at admissions.elon.edu/portal/cconnect_jt.


Academic Resources

There are a host of resources available to help support your academic development and assist you with major exploration, planning, decision making and monitoring as you progress toward graduation.