Transfer Requirements

Now is the time to apply!

As a transfer student pursuing a top-rated education at Truman, you will benefit from our academic support services and small classes that foster personal interaction between you and your professors. Our dynamic campus offers opportunities for you to get involved in research, internships, study abroad, and any of our 240 student organizations.

Our Admission Counselor for Transfer Programs will be your main campus contact. From your first visit to campus to the Transfer Student Orientation, the Admission Counselor for Transfer Programs can answer any questions and offer advice. You will also have the assistance of a professional Academic Advisor. From choosing the best courses to enroll in at your current institution through your first semester at Truman, their commitment will help you be successful.

Transfer Guides

 

Application & Scholarship

As soon as the Office of Admission receives your college transcripts, they will be sent to the Registrar’s Office for credit equivalency review. This process can take approximately 2 to 3 weeks. However, you can preview your credit equivalencies online and predict how your current courses will count toward a Truman degree.

There is no predetermined minimum GPA for transfer students or transferrable credit hour requirement. Each application is reviewed individually and holistically. We have, however, found that transfer students who do the best at Truman often bring around 30 transferable credit hours and a transferable GPA at or above a 3.25. Your admission status will be determined on the following information:

  • Official college transcripts
  • Essay
  • High school transcripts (if under 24 hours of transferable credit)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (if under 24 hours of transferable credit
  • Activities List (optional)

Note that a student who may not have been eligible for admission at the freshman level can still be eligible for admission to Truman as a transfer student.

To make your enrollment as easy as possible, you should submit all of your application materials by November 1 to begin Truman courses in spring or March 15 for a fall start to ensure full competitive award consideration. When your application materials are reviewed for admission, a scholarship decision will also be made. Transfer students are eligible for both automatic and competitive scholarships. The sooner that you submit your application, the sooner  thescholarship decisions will be made.

Enrollment

The semester before you begin classes at Truman, you will be asked to complete an enrollment questionnaire. This will provide essential information to for your Academic Advisors in the Center for Academic Excellence. These advisors will create personalized enrollment recommendations for your first semester at Truman. As soon as your recommendations are finalized, you can enroll in courses. This is a huge advantage to completing your Truman degree quickly, so complete the enrollment questionnaire as soon as you receive instructions to do so.

Orientation

To  help you get acquainted with the Truman community, we encourage all new transfer students to participate in our Transfer Student Orientation. During orientation you will be provided with detailed information about your credit evaluation. Plus, Orientation provides you with the opportunity to meet other incoming students so you can start building a network of friends.

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As a transfer student, I felt I had a unique experience at Truman. I transferred at the start of my junior year after graduating from a community college. When I first arrived, I had no idea in regards to how to build a résumé, interview, or interact with potential employers. Through organizations and personnel on campus, I was able to improve exponentially with these tasks after just one semester. I think it’s safe to say that although I put in semesters of hard work in order to get to where I am today, Truman provided me with the resources needed to obtain a job. I do not say this lightly as I know from experience other institutions simply lack the great resources Truman has to offer.

Drew G. ('15)
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