Dickinson welcomes qualified applicants with previous academic work at other accredited college-level institutions. An applicant normally will be considered for transfer admission if the person has been enrolled elsewhere as a degree candidate for the equivalent of at least two semesters prior to the date of desired enrollment at Dickinson. As a matter of definition, a candidate will be considered for transfer admission if he or she enrolled at another institution as a full-time, degree-seeking student.
The primary factors in the admission of transfers, in addition to those required of first-year applicants, are the college transcript, the reason for transfer, evidence of good academic and non-academic standing (as indicated by the Transfer College Report or similar official statement) and one recommendation from a professor.
Final determination of credit and the satisfaction of distribution requirements will be made by Dickinson's registrar. Answers to frequently asked questions about transfer-credit policies and degree requirements can be found on our registrar's Web page.
Dickinson College sponsors a competitive scholarship, valued at $15,000 per year for community-college graduates in good standing in Phi Theta Kappa.
Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Information specific to the needs of potential transfer applicants from Sweet Briar College may be found here.