Transfer Students

A transfer student is any student who has taken college level classes anytime since the summer following high school graduation.

Steps to Apply

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  1. Complete the application. You have two different options:
    Go here to complete an existing application.
  2. Send your official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended.
    Scroll down to see our academic requirements and transfer course equivalents. Special note:  In recognition of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will accept unofficial transcripts (preferred) or self-reported GPAs if you are unable to provide an official transcript. Transcripts can be emailed to
  3. If you have completed less than 24 college credit hours, submit your official high school transcript(s), and submit your test score (ACT or SAT) as well.  Special note:  In recognition of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will accept unofficial high school transcripts (preferred) or self-reported high school GPAs if you are unable to provide an official transcript at htis time. Transcripts can be emailed to

See Admissions FAQs related to Covid-19 >>

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall Enrollment Application Deadlines

March 1: Priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA.

July 1: Priority deadline for submitting completed application materials for fall enrollment. Apply by this date to ensure that you have adequate time to: register for classes, housing, and meal plans; complete your summer orientation requirements; and complete financial preparations ahead of the first day of classes.

Spring Enrollment Application Deadlines

Nov. 15: Deadline for submitting application.

Dec. 1: Deadline for submitting completed applications (including supporting paperwork).

Minimum Requirements to Apply for Transfer Admission

  • We will also need your high school transcript and test scores if you have below 60 college credits for financial aid purposes. If you are 25 years or older we don’t need your test scores.
  • Transfer applicants are expected to be in good standing at the college or university they last attended and to have maintained a 2.0 GPA (out of 4.00) or higher, based on 24 semester college credits.
  • A college transcript(s) must be submitted to be considered for transfer admission, including official documentation for any Advanced Placement credit that may have been granted.
  • ACT and SAT scores may fulfill athletic eligibility so sending scores is recommended for transfer student-athletes.
  • Students not meeting full admission standards are still encouraged to apply for transfer admission. Goshen College takes a holistic approach to admission decisions and will consider the merit of each transfer applicants’ academic record on an individual basis. Additional transfer application materials may be requested so that we can learn as much as we need to make our admission decision.
  • Transfer students with diagnosed learning disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for admission to Goshen College, must provide documentation of their specific learning differences to the director of the Academic Resource and Writing Center in order to receive reasonable accommodation.
  • Depending on your academic record, we may ask you to submit a College Reference Form.

Transferring Credits

At Goshen College, transfer students are required to complete 16-27 credits in the Goshen Core (sometimes called “General Education” at other schools). Check out this chart of transfer course credit equivalents for Glen Oaks Community College, Hesston College, Indiana University South Bend, Ivy Tech Community College and Southwest Michigan College.

Ivy Tech Community College Articulation Agreements

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Transfer Students

Learn more about general financial aid for transfers >>

Learn more about transfer student scholarships >>

Wondering what it’s like to transfer to Goshen College?

Check out our Transfer Viewbook below: