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Transfer Students

Students begin their college careers at different schools for many good reasons. There are also a lot of excellent reasons for students to finish that education at Roanoke College.

  • Smaller classes mean more attention from the professors.
  • Curriculums lead to more opportunities for real-life experience.
  • A diverse and intimate campus culture enriches life beyond the classroom.

Welcome to Roanoke College “Transfer Connect.” If you are considering transferring to Roanoke or want to learn more about the transfer process, Roanoke is here for you. Whether you are at a community college, a four-year university or just want to attend college again, Roanoke will help you advance your education. Roanoke College offers prospective and admitted students flexible options to connect with a transfer counselor one-on-one through Roanoke College’s “Transfer Connect.”

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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 online application or call the Admissions Office to request a paper copy of the application. 
  3. The Admission With Advanced Standing (AWAS) form must be completed by the college you are currently attending or the most recent college attended. 
  4. Our policies related to credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities are available through the Admissions Office.
  5. Check into options for financial assistance. For instance, Roanoke does offer scholarships for transfers.
  6. 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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Roanoke offers you a wide array of majors, minors, concentrations and pre-professional programs. Check out our academic programs. There's a good chance we have what you're looking for.