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Internal Transfer

Policies and Procedures

Basic Information

Acceptance of courses toward the requirements of the new college/major are contingent upon the approval of the Transfer Dean and the department chairperson of the new college.

All previously graded Fordham coursework remains calculated into the student's GPA and earned credits.

Once an internal transfer has been approved, the student is a student of the new college. All remaining core and major courses must meet the requirements of the new college.

The recommended internal transfer application deadline for the spring semester is December 15th.

The recommended deadline for the fall semester is May 15.

If internally transferring to or from Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS), be advised that tuition is billed differently than at FCRH, FCLC, and GABELLI. Students should contact 718-817-3800 with tuition questions.

Steps to Internally Transfer

First, you should schedule a meeting with your current Class Dean to discuss a possible transfer. Upon approval, you and your Class Dean will sign an internal transfer application.

Next, you should schedule an appointment with the Transfer Dean of the college into which you wish to transfer. Bring along the signed internal transfer application to this meeting.

If you are seeking transfer admission to the Gabelli School of Business, the process is slightly different:

  1. You must first attend a required internal transfer information session, hosted by Dean Steven Najdzionek, MBA (najdzionek@fordham.edu). For the fall 2019 semester, these sessions will be held as follows. No sign up is needed.
    • Friday, August 30, at 3 p.m., in Hughes Hall, Room 313
    • Wednesdays from 3 - 4 p.m. in Hughes Hall, Room 313 on the following dates: October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, December 4
  2. After you attend an information session, complete and sign an internal transfer application (also available at the session).
  3. Then, if you decide to apply to transfer to the Gabelli School, email your Class Dean to schedule a meeting to discuss your transfer plans. Bring your completed and signed internal transfer application to this meeting.
  4. Finally, submit your completed application, signed by you and your Class Dean, to Dean Najdzionek.

Internal Transfer Contacts

Gabelli School of Business (GABELLI)

Dean Steven Najdzionek, M.B.A., Hughes Hall 414, 718-817-4107, najdzionek@fordham.edu

Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH)

Dean Luz Lenis, Ph.D., Keating Hall 302, 718-817-4740, fcrhtransfer@fordham.edu

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)

Dean Rebecca Stark-Gendrano, Ph.D., Lowenstein Center 804, 212-636-6350, rstarkgendrano@fordham.edu

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS)

Academic Standards for Transfer Admission

Admission to GABELLI (Rose Hill)

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA is the minimum allowed to submit an application for possible admission.
    • GPA of accepted transfers to the Gabelli School (RH) is typically above 3.0.
  • Students may want to explore the option of a business minor (i.e. business administration, marketing, accounting, etc.) in liew of transferring to the Gabelli School.
  • Students should discuss with the Gabelli Transfer Dean the coursework that should be completed prior to entering the school.

Admission to GABELLI (Lincoln Center)

  • Due to the extremely limited size and capacity of the Gabelli School at Lincoln Center, only a very small number of students will even be considered for admission each year. For this reason, only students with an exceptional academic record will be considered for this program.
    • 3.3 cumulative GPA is the minimum allowed to submit an application for possible admission.
  • GPA of accepted transfers to the Gabelli School (LC) is typically above 3.6
  • Students may want to explore transferring to Gabelli (RH) or the option of a business related minor (i.e. business administration, marketing, accounting, etc.) in liew of transferring to the Gabelli School at Lincoln Center.
  • Students should discuss with the Gabelli Transfer Dean the coursework that should be completed prior to entering the school

Admission to FCRH

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA is recommended for students from GSB and FCLC.
  • Students seeking internal transfer to FCRH are ordinarily expected to complete 2 years of academic residency at FCRH for graduation.
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 24 earned credits are recommended for students of PCS.

Admission to FCLC

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA is recommended.
  • All core classes must be taken at FCLC during the day.

Admission to PCS

  • Students should have a 2.5 minimum GPA and at least 25 earned credits from Fordham. Contact the PCS Transfer Dean of the desired campus for additional information.

College-Specific Academic Programs

FCRH-only Programs

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering Physics, General Science, International Political Economy, and Physics.

FCLC-only Programs

Dance (by audition), Natural Science, and Theatre (by audition).