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Transfer Student Admissions

Transfer student admissions information

Each year, hundreds of transfer students choose to continue their college education at DSU. Our straightforward admissions process is designed to meet your unique needs as a transfer student and make your transition to DSU a smooth one. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to be considered for admission to DSU as a transfer student:

  1. Review DSU transfer admissions requirements to determine eligibility.
  2. Complete the online application and pay the $35 application fee.
  3. Submit Official Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended since high school can be mailed (sealed by the institution) or delivered through online services from the institution.
    • Online:
    • Mailing information:
      • Delaware State University
        Office of Admissions 
        1200 N DuPont Hwy
        Dover, DE 19901
  4. Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores if 30 or more college level credits have not been earned and official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended since high school.

In order for the application for transfer admission to be considered, students must (1) complete an online application and (2) make sure that all final, official transcripts have been received by the DSU Office of Admissions.

If you have questions, please contact a transfer [at] desu.edu (Transfer Admissions Counselor.)

Here’s everything you need to know about applying to be a DSU transfer student:

Transfer Admissions Requirements

Before you proceed with applying for transfer admissions, make sure you meet the following criteria:

  • Applications from transfer students can be from two-year colleges, four-year colleges or universities accredited by their respective regional association.
  • Transfer credit will not be awarded to remedial level courses (below college level) from previous institutions.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be submitted for admission consideration.
  • The cumulative GPA from all previously attended college/universities must be 2.0 or above.
  • College course credits obtained within the last 10 years are not accepted automatically and will be at the discretion of the appropriate department.
  • Courses to be transferred must be equivalent to respective DSU courses. Credits are evaluated according to the specific academic program the student is applying to.
  • Credit cannot be granted for correspondence courses.
  • In cases where courses from other colleges or universities only partially fulfill general education requirements, students will need to make up the credit hours shortage in the same department.
  • Course grades must be a “C” or above in order for the transfer credit to count. Grades of “C-” cannot transfer.
  • Students who have been placed on academic probation, suspended or dismissed from previous institutions cannot be considered for admission to Delaware State University.
  • 12 college level credits earned from a region.

Transfer Credits

Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) transfer students in connected degrees should review the course transfer options.

Check out which courses transfer to DSU from other colleges and universities below.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Students seeking financial assistance can apply for the following scholarships for transfer students. Please note that submitting an application does not ensure that a scholarship will be awarded:

Transfer Student Procedures

External Transfer Procedures

  1. Admissions Office evaluates the transcript in consultation with the chair/program director and enters courses into Banner.
  2. Chair/program director performs degree audit.
  3. Chair/program director/advisor initiates the transfer audit forms if and only if substitutions and/or waivers are proposed.
  4. Completed and signed forms are put in the student’s file. Copies are given to the student and to the Records Office.

Internal Transfer Procedures

  1. Student goes to the new chair/program director with an unofficial transcript from Banner before formally changing major.
  2. Chair/program director/advisor performs degree audit.
  3. Student formally changes major if he/she wishes to do so.
  4. Former department forwards the student’s file (or a copy) to the new department.
  5. The new chair/program director/advisor initiates the transfer audit forms if and only if substitutions and/or waivers are proposed.
  6. Completed and signed forms are put in the student’s file. Copies are given to the student and to the Records Office.