2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Transfer Students

Students from accredited institutions may be considered for transfer to the University of Dayton provided they are in good standing socially and academically (minimum of a C average - 2.0 cumulative grade point average). Possession of the minimum grade point average for consideration does not imply admissibility to the University. Most areas of study prefer a 2.5 or higher grade point average for admission.

Transfer students will be considered for admission after they have followed the regular admission procedure. Applicants for transfer admission may submit the University of Dayton's online application or the Common Application. All transfer candidates must submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. ACT or SAT scores may be requested by the Admission and Financial Aid offices during the application review. The dean's office of the appropriate college or school will evaluate the transcript(s) to determine the number of transferable credits.

In general, all college credits earned with a "C-" (1.7 on a 4.0 scale) or higher from any regionally accredited college or university or an institution recognized by the foreign country's minister/head of education will transfer and be included on the University of Dayton transcript. No credit will be given for a course in which the student earned below a "C-". The evaluation to determine which courses will be accepted toward the degree will also be completed by the dean's office of the appropriate college or school.

Official transcripts must be sent directly to UD from the university and must contain an official seal of the university's office of academic affairs. Other requirements may be necessary given the specific course in question.

A student with transfer credit from a two-year institution will be required to have at least 54 semester hours from a four-year institution for any baccalaureate degree. A transfer student is considered for a degree only if the last 30 semester hours have been taken from the University of Dayton and other requirements for graduation have been met.

Additional admission or transfer credit criteria may apply depending on the major in which the transfer student intends to major:

  • College of Arts and Sciences does not award transfer credit hours for courses that aren’t equivalent to those offered at the University of Dayton. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences limits credit hours transferring into UD and counting toward the major to 12.
  • Students who are interested in a major within the School of Business Administration must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have successfully completed a college-level math class.
  • Students who are interested in a major within the School of Education and Health Sciences must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA to be considered for admission. 
  • A student who intends to transfer to the School of Engineering must have met the minimum of the mathematics, physics, and chemistry requirements along with a minimum of 3.0 GPA to be considered for admission to the School of Engineering.