Applying to Hofstra as a Transfer Student
Candidates for fall and spring admission may complete the Common Application, or may apply with our online application. Transfer candidates are considered on a rolling basis, but we encourage early application for students interested in on-campus housing and scholarships.
To apply, submit the following:
- A completed application
- A nonrefundable $70 online application fee
- A transcript from each college attended (may be unofficial)
- High school transcript and SAT/ACT scores if you have less than 24 college credits (SAT/ACT scores are optional)
The Top Five
Reasons to Transfer to Hofstra
- Outstanding academic programs
- Excellent faculty
- Our graduates successfully gain employment and/or acceptance into graduate schools
- Close proximity to the cultural, corporate, and social center of New York City
- Incredible campus life full of dynamic events, activities, and student clubs and organizations
Take a Look
Attend a Transfer Day to receive an admission decision, get a preliminary transfer credit evaluation, meet with an advising dean, register for classes, and talk to financial aid counselors. We are here to help you complete your undergraduate degree and serve as a launchpad to your next endeavor whether that is getting your dream job, heading to graduate school or anything else you can imagine!
Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a transfer scholarship up to $19,000 per year. In addition, if you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and have 60 accepted transfer credits with a 3.5 GPA, you may be eligible for an additional $2,500 per year (PTK is only offered to fall applicants).
Your credits now go further at Hofstra
"Your credits now go further at Hofstra. We have maximized the ability to use your transfer credits to meet Hofstra degree requirements. More than ever, we are making the transfer experience as seamless as possible."
- Jessica Eads
Senior Vice President for Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success
Bernon Hall, Hofstra University
What Does This Mean for Me?
We recognize that transfer students, after finishing a year or two at another institution, are eager to focus on a major at Hofstra University. To make this transition easier, we give new transfer students greater flexibility in fulfilling their general education requirements – Hofstra's "Distribution" category – with coursework from their prior institution. For example, any 3 or more credit transfer science class will fulfill the Natural Science distribution category, and any 3 or more credit transfer Psychology class will fulfill the Behavior Social Science distribution category. Hence, it is possible for a transfer student bringing in one or more years of transfer credit to fulfill most or all general education distribution requirements before starting their first semester at Hofstra.
Credit evaluation is completed after admission and prior to registration. See how your classes will transfer to Hofstra. If you don’t see a particular course listed, it may still be transferable. Please email us or call 516-463-6700 for further details.
Grades attained at another institution are not recorded on the Hofstra record and are not included in the grade point average to meet graduation requirements.