Transfer Students

Roanoke welcomes transfer students and special (non-degree) students. About 15 percent of our students are transfers from other colleges. By definition, a transfer student is someone who has attended another college or university. If you’re a high school student with Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college credits, you are a freshman applicant (with advanced standing) and should apply accordingly.

Transfer candidates must have a minimum 2.2 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA in transferable courses to be considered for acceptance. Questions? Try our Transfer FAQs or contact us.

Steps to Apply

1. Have your secondary and college institutions forward an official transcript to the Office of Admissions. A GED is acceptable in place of a high school diploma. We’ll need transcripts from all of the colleges you have attended.

2. Complete the top portion of the Admission with Advanced Standing form, and have your current or most recent institution complete the form. It should be sent to the admissions office.

3. Complete the online application. Or, call the admissions office to request a paper copy of the application.  

4. If you have less than sophomore standing (fewer than eight transferable courses or 24 credits), you must also provide SAT or ACT test scores. Our school code is 5571 for the SAT, 4392 for the ACT.

5. Our policies related to credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities are available through the Admissions Office.

6. Check into options for financial assistance. For instance, Roanoke does offer scholarships for transfers.

7. Contact the Coordinator of Transfer Admissions for our transfer credit policy.  Our policies related to credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities are online.  



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