Make the best of your transfer experience!

Kim Chaffer-Schroeder, Associate Dean of Admissions

12 days and counting until our August 1Transfer Admission and Scholarship Deadline.

And yes, you read that correctly. Transfer students who apply by August 1 are still eligible for all transfer scholarships!  We are excited to work with transfer students and find they can be great additions to our campus community.  While we hope that student’s find the right college home fit the first time through, the truth is that each year Transylvania welcomes about 15 students to campus in addition to the 345 first-time freshmen.

If you’re thinking about transferring to Transylvania and want to know more, I am always around to answer your questions, but I thought I’d share with you a little about the nuts and bolts of our transfer process and a few tips that you may want to keep in mind as you apply.

First, think of the process this way: when you are a senior applying to colleges, your application provides us with a way for us to predict what type of college student you will be.  As a transfer student, we don’t have to guess!  We can look and see what type of student you have been.  Therefore, the most important parts of your application are the application itself, your personal statement, your OFFFICIAL college transcript (we will need one from every college/university you have attended) and a letters of recommendation from college professors or instructors (if this is not possible, then please contact me).  To round out your file, we will also need a final, official high school transcript and a copy of your ACT or SAT scores. Once we get all of your information, we can typically make an admissions and scholarship decision within 10 business days. 

A quick note about scholarships:  the most important factor we consider is your performance in college.  You don’t need to do anything different or additional to apply for scholarships—just fill out the application for admission.  (Transfer scholarships range from $7,500 to $12,000 and are renewable.)  We also encourage you to apply for financial aid using the FAFSA.  Just make sure to list Transylvania as one of the schools that you would like to receive your information.

Last but, not least, come visit us I believe that visiting campus is very important for transfer students. I know you are often looking for very specific things in your college search this time around so I want you to see for yourself that Transylvania will be a good fit.

We invite you to come to campus, take a tour, meet current students and get all of your questions answered. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-872-6798 or to email me at .

– Kim Chaffer Schroeder, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Admissions