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Complete Your Transfer Application

To complete your application, ensure that you have submitted all required materials listed below.

Application Process

To make the application process as easy as possible, we have outlined four steps for you to consider and follow:

Application Deadlines

Transfer enrollment is open twice per calendar year. The following dates apply to transfer, readmission, visiting, and special exemption students.

All materials must be submitted online, e-mailed (admission@colgate.edu), or postmarked by the following dates:
  • Fall semester – March 15
  • Spring semester – November 1

Application Requirements

Students working together on an assignment in the Ho Science Center
Transfer applicants
  • Complete the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $60 application fee or fee waiver. Fee is required for domestic students. The application fee is waived for non-U.S. citizens.
  • Official high school transcript(s). Must be sent by the student’s high school and must include date of graduation.
  • Official college transcript(s). Must be sent by the institution(s) attended.
  • College Official’s Report.
  • Mid-Term Report.
  • Faculty recommendation.
  • Essay on application.
  • Test scores from SAT or ACT. Must be submitted by the agency. Writing sections are not evaluated.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Only required for international applicants.
Visiting students
  • Application form.
  • $60 application fee or fee waiver. Fee is required for domestic students. The application fee is waived for non-U.S. citizens.
  • Official high school transcript(s). Must be sent by the student’s high school and must include date of graduation.
  • Official college transcript(s). Must be sent by the institution(s) attended.
  • Faculty recommendation.
  • Test scores from SAT or ACT. Must be submitted by the agency. Writing sections are not evaluated.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Only required for international applicants.
Special exemption students
  • Application form.
  • $60 application fee or fee waiver. Fee is required for domestic students. The application fee is waived for non-U.S. citizens.
  • Official high school transcript(s). Must be sent by the student’s high school and must include date of graduation.
  • Official college transcript(s). Must be sent by the institution(s) attended.
  • Test scores from SAT or ACT. Must be submitted by the agency. Writing sections are not evaluated.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Only required for international applicants.
Readmission
  • Readmission form.
  • College Official’s Report. From Common Application or Universal College Application.
  • Faculty recommendation. From Common Application or Universal College Application.
  • College transcript(s). From institutions attended since withdrawal from Colgate.
  • Mid-Year Report. From faculty teaching current classes.
  • Other information may be required based on a review of the student’s record. The Colgate Office of Admission will work with the Dean of the College division to determine if additional documentation is required.
  • Letter from student to Office of Admission indicating student wishes to apply for financial aid.

Financial Aid

All aid applicants must file the CSS PROFILE. For full details about financial aid for transfer students, please visit the financial aid office's website.

Supplementary Materials

If you wish to supplement your application with creative portfolios, athletic talent demonstrations, an interview, etc., please review the instructions on our supplementary materials page.