Applying for Transfer Admission

A prospective transfer student at Le Moyne College is defined as a student that has graduated from high school and has taken courses for credit at a regionally accredited college or university. Students currently attending high school who are taking college courses for credit are considered prospective freshman and should consult the section Freshman Admission.

Candidates for admission must file an application by August 1 for fall admission and by January 5 for spring admission. The Admission Committee reviews completed applications for admission on a rolling basis, so it is advantageous to apply well in advance of these deadlines.

Completion of Application

Students applying for transfer admission to Le Moyne College must complete either the Le Moyne College Application for Transfer Admission or the Common Application.    

Official Transcripts

An official transcript must be submitted from the applicant’s high school and from each college attended.  Students should have transcripts sent directly from the high school and/or college.

Official SAT or ACT scores are also required.  Students should have these sent directly from the testing service or through their high school guidance office. 

Applicants who have completed more than 24 college credits at the time of application are not required to submit a high school transcript or test scores.

Admission Criteria

Applications will be evaluated on the strength of the academic program in college, the grades earned, and the applicability of coursework to a Le Moyne degree.  For students transferring to Le Moyne from regionally accredited institutions, and from academic programs similar to the intended major at Le Moyne, the following guidelines usually apply.

  1. Students must have earned at least a 2.6 cumulative grade-point average to be considered for admission to most programs.
  2. Proficiency in English, mathematics and the intended area or study must be demonstrated in the academic record.
  3. In mathematics, all students must have successfully completed at least the third year of high school college-preparatory mathematics or intermediate algebra at the college level.

Transfer of Credit

Tentative transfer credit evaluations are available at any point in the transfer process by contacting a Le Moyne transfer admission counselor.  Once a student has enrolled at Le Moyne and final transcripts have been received, the registrar will complete a final review of the transfer credit evaluation.  Le Moyne will accept for transfer credit only coursework satisfactorily completed at regionally accredited institutions.  A maximum of 60 credits may be accepted from a two-year college and a maximum of 90 credits may be accepted from a four-year college.  Courses in which grades of "D" were earned, and courses taken pass/fail will not transfer to Le Moyne.

Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and College Credits Earned While in High School

Students who completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other college-credit-bearing courses while in high school must submit official scores/transcripts for transfer credit consideration.  For more specific information regarding granting of credit for courses taken during high school, consult the Le Moyne AP Credit Guidlines or call the Office of Admission.

Course Recommendations 

Successful transfer often depends upon careful course selection at the previous college.  For this reason, as soon as a decision is made to pursue transfer to Le Moyne, students are encouraged to meet with a Le Moyne transfer admission counselor to plan the courses to be taken prior to transferring.  Appointments with a counselor may be made by calling the Office of Admission.


Le Moyne College Application for Transfer Admission

Common Application

Application for Re-admission

Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

The following merit scholarships are available for entering transfer students:

$12,000 for 3.75-4.00 GPA*
$10,000 for 3.50-3.74 GPA*
$8,000 for 3.25-3.49 GPA*
$6,000 for 3.00-3.24 GPA*
$4,000 for 2.75-2.99 GPA*

*cumulative grade point average
To be eligible, prospective recipients, at the time of application, must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at a regionally accredited college or university and plan to attend Le Moyne College as a full-time student.

Scholarships are renewable based upon the recipient maintaining good academic and social standing at Le Moyne.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa may also be eligible for our $3,000 PTK Scholarship.