Application Requirements

When evaluating transfer applications, the Admissions Committee considers the following criteria for entry into Elon:

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.7 from a two-year or four-year regionally accredited institution
  • At least one full-time semester of coursework completed, with a minimum of 12 credits that will transfer into Elon
  • A record of consistent success in all courses
  • A completed Student Conduct Form from all institutions you have attended to verify you are in good social and academic standing, and that you are eligible to return.
  • A signed and complete Elon University Application for Transfer Admission. You may also apply online. Send it with a U.S. $60 application fee to the Admissions Office.
  • Official transcripts from all two-year and four-year colleges attended.
  • A final official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores to Elon. The SAT/ACT may be waived for some advanced students or nontraditional students who did not take the test in high school. Students seeking admission to teacher education must meet specific and separate admission requirements. Because teacher education requirements are governed by the state of NC, admission as a transfer student does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Education program.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester – July 1
  • Spring Semester – December 1

In most cases, we will continue to accept transfer applications beyond the application deadline, with a decision being rendered on a space-available basis. Please note that on-campus housing for transfer students is not guaranteed and can fill up quickly. When housing on campus is full, transfer students may still apply as commuter students. Learn more about off-campus apartments on the Residence Life website.