Transfer Applicants are those students who have already begun university level study at another institution either in the United States or abroad.
Students who have completed the equivalent of a United States Bachelors degree and are seeking a second degree (even if in a very different field of study) are usually recommended to apply to a Fordham University graduate level program or in some cases to our undergraduate Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Second degree seekers should generally not apply to the traditional undergraduate colleges at Fordham University.
If accepted to Fordham University, transfer applicants will receive a transfer credit evaluation which outlines what previous coursework is being considered for credit at Fordham University. Generally, Fordham University gives credit for courses of three credits or more, with a result of C or better and for which Fordham offers a course equivalent. Fordham University may transfer up to a maximum of 60 credits (approximately two years of study) from other institutions.
Please note that all Fordham undergraduate students are expected to complete the Core Curriculum and Specific Major Requirements to graduate with a Fordham degree. Students applying from international universities where their tertiary education has been focused on a single subject area, should keep in mind that undergraduate transfer to Fordham University will require completion of a number of liberal arts and sciences coursework. This may require additional semesters or years of study.
Fall Semester Admission
Deadline: June 1 // Notification Date - Rolling after June 1
Spring Semester Admission
Deadline: December 1 // Notification Date - Rolling after December 1
Transcripts from all university study*
A transcript is a list of courses taken and grades received. All transcripts should be original documents submitted directly from your school to Fordham University's admission office or copies certified by the school or an EducationUSA center. If the transcript is in a foriegn language, please provide an English language translation of the document with your application.
*All transfer applicants to Fordham who wish to have past international coursework considered for transfer credit should have their international university transcripts evaluated by WES. Results can be electronically forwarded to the Fordham University Office of Undergraduate Admission. Please plan appropriate time to have your transcripts evaluated.
International transfer students applying to the Gabelli School of Business should note the following:
· Previous university matriculations of one year or longer may require students to complete additional semesters and summer
terms to fulfill all graduation requirements.
· Expected academic preparation includes completion of these courses with satisfactory results:
-English Composition II
Transcript from the secondary school or high school from which you graduated
A transcript is a list of courses taken and grades received. All transcripts should be original documents submitted directly from your school to Fordham University's admission office or copies certified by the school or an EducationUSA center. If the transcript is in a foreign language, please provide an english language translation of the document with your application.
Non-native English speakers should submit results from TOEFL, IELTS, PTE-A or CAE exams
Expected minimum scores:
90+ iBT TOEFL (Fordham code is 2259)
575+ PBT TOEFL
62+ PTE-A (Pearson Test of English - Academic)
67+ CAE (Cambridge English Advanced)
As an alternative to submitting these test results, local applicants can also choose to take the Fordham University ESL placement evaluation at the Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC) at our Lincoln Center campus.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-212-636-6353 to arrange this. Results will then be forwarded to the undergraduate admission office upon request.
If applicable, please also provide any national testing final results
International Baccalaureate, A levels, Baccalaureate, Maturita, etc.
Financial affidavit (AFCOE) and supporting financial statement(s) and the data/photo page of your current passport.
Enrolling students currently in F-1 status must have their SEVIS records transferred to Fordham University. Please complete the top portion of the Transfer Form and have the remaining section completed by your current instiution's Office of International Services.
* Important to note that there are special application procedures for students interested in majoring in dance or theatre