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Transfer Students

Transfer students bring a wealth of experiences to the Furman community. We’re so happy you’re considering continuing your education with us. Our admissions team is committed to making your transition to Furman as seamless as possible.

Admission Deadlines

Spring Semester Fall Semester
Admission Application Deadline December 15 July 15
Expected Decision Notification Rolling basis Rolling basis
CSS Profile/FAFSA Priority Deadline December 15 July 15
Financial Aid Notification Rolling basis Rolling basis
Enrollment Deadline January 5 July 31

Required Steps

Complete the Common Application

All students may complete and submit the Common Application for Transfer Students online. We understand that many families may still be facing financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we have decided to  waive the $50 application fee for all applicants. 

Transfer application deadlines depend upon the desired start semester.

Complete the College Officials Report

Be sure to submit the College Officials Report [PDF] with a copy of your transcript from your previous school(s). This form will need to be filled out by a dean or college official who has access to your academic record.

Submit all of your official college transcript(s)

Send a copy of your final college transcript(s) to our Admission Office that reflects completed courses through the end of your current term.

Submit your high school transcript

Request an official copy of your final high school transcript to be sent to the Admissions Office. Send via upload through Common App/Coalition App or by email to admissions@furman.edu. We will waive this submission as a requirement if a student has earned 32 hours or more transferable semester hours or has reached his or her 21st birthday.

Optional Steps

Apply for financial aid

Below are a few steps that will allow you to seek financial aid.  You may also find more detailed steps at the financial aid website.

Complete the CSS Profile.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Submit standardized test scores

Our personal approach to the admission process allows us to gain insight about who you are, both academically and personally.  Furman’s Admission Committee is interested in getting to know the whole student — one who seeks academic challenge, leadership, service, commitment to the community and civic engagement.  We view the admission process as an opportunity for you to showcase yourself and your abilities.

The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores.  Therefore, submitting your SAT or ACT scores is optional.

Our goal is to shape Furman’s community with students of all different talents, backgrounds, personalities, interests, and passions.  We invite you to let us get to know all about you.

If you do decide to submit your test scores and submit multiple test results, the Admission Committee will select the scores that offer you the greatest advantage in the admission review process.  Furman’s school code for the SAT and TOEFL is 5222, and the code for ACT is 3858. If you do not wish for us to consider your scores, please indicate so on the Supplement to the Common Application.

Additional Requirements for International Transfer Applicants

Demonstrate English proficiency

Minimum scores required:
TOEFL: 85 (Average 21 in each category)
IELTS: 6.5 (Overall band score)
Cambridge English Exam Advanced (CAE): 180 (Overall score)
Duolingo English Test: 105-110

Submit financial documentation

All international applicants must fill out the Furman Financial Information Form on their admission status page indicating their ability to finance travel to and study at Furman.

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Check the status of your application

Once you've submitted your application to join the Furman family, you can check the status of your application. If you have additional questions about the status of your application, contact your admissions counselor.

Check my application status

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Admissions Blog

Want to keep up with what’s going on in admissions? Our Admissions blog is a great way to do that.

Read our blog

Meet some of our Transfer Students

Meet our Transfer Coordinators

If you have any questions about applying to Furman, feel free to contact us.

Furman University
Office of Admissions
3300 Poinsett Hwy.
Greenville, SC 29613
Phone: 864.294.2034
Fax: 864.294.2018

admissions@furman.edu

internationaladmissions@furman.edu