Transfer Application Process

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    At Dean, we define transfer students as anyone who has attempted college-level coursework after high school. Applying for admission is easy. Simply complete the following five steps by the appropriate application deadline

    Fall (September) Admission 

    Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage students to apply as early as possible to allow adequate time for the application review and credit evaluation.  

    Spring (January) Admission 

    Applicants for January should apply in mid-November to avoid processing delays due to the holidays. 

    1.    Application Form

    Apply using Dean’s free online application. Dean College is also a member of The Common ApplicationBe sure the name you provide is consistent with all other documents. 


    2.    Transcript

    Please send us an official copy of your secondary school transcript indicating a date of graduation (or official GED/HSE results). For review purposes and in order to perform a credit evaluation, we also require an official transcript from any college or university attended. 

    3.    Transfer Student Status Report

    Please have the Dean of Students complete a Transfer Student Status Report. If you attended more than one college, this form must be completed by the Dean of Students at each institution.


    4.     Essay (Optional)

    Our application form includes a brief essay but you are welcome to submit it as a separate document. You may write on any topic to demonstrate what you think and how clearly you express yourself. 

    5.    Standardized Test Scores/English Proficiency (Optional)

    We encourage you to send us your scores if you took either of these tests, but they are not required for admission to Dean College.

    6.    Recommendation (Optional) 

    One letter of recommendation from a college instructor who has taught you in an academic subject, such as English, mathematics, science, or social studies is helpful in the admissions process.

    Please note: Students who have previously applied to Dean College must complete a Reactivation Form. After receipt, the admissions staff will contact you regarding specific application requirements. 

    Additional Requirements

    • Auditions

    Candidates for performing arts programs in Dance and Theatre are required to audition and submit a photo and performance résumé. Please be sure to complete the admissions application form before registering for an audition date.

    International Transfer Students

    Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional documents to complete their application. Please review the international application process for information about visas, passports, and documentation of finances.

    Transfer students who completed college or university courses outside the U.S. must have their transcripts translated in English and credits evaluated by a recognized agency such as World Education Services, the Center for Educational Documentation, or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

    Note: Please be sure to keep copies of all the documents you submit for admission.

    If you have any questions, please contact admissions, at or 508-541-1508.

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