Applying to Hofstra as a Transfer Student
Candidates for fall and spring admission may complete our paper application, 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. Transfer Days take place at our Office of Admission in Bernon Hall, South Campus and are offered in November, December, and January for spring enrollment and in May, June, July, and August for fall enrollment. During other months, you can make an appointment to meet with a counselor at Hofstra’s Transfer Center.
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).
Transfer applicants are encouraged to visit the campus and schedule an interview with one of the transfer counselors. Individual interviews are available Monday through Friday. Please call Undergraduate Admissions at 516-463-6700.
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
VP for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
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.
What You Need to Know
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.