Welcome transfer students! We hope to make your transfer process as simple and easy as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your admissions counselor anytime.
To be considered for admission, submit the following
- Apply to Eastern University
Eastern University’s free online application is designed to be completed in 20-30 minutes. You will be able to submit your optional references directly through the application.
Students who were previously enrolled at Eastern and wish to return to Eastern will need to complete the Readmissions Form.
- Submit official or unofficial college transcripts from all institutions you have attended.
Contact your school’s Registrar’s Office to submit an official copy of your college transcript. You may be able to access your unofficial transcript through your school’s student portal.
Note: While unofficial college transcripts may be used to render an admissions decision, all transfer students must submit all official college and high school transcripts before beginning classes.
- Optional: Submit a personal essay to your Admission Counselor via email.
After reading the mission statement of Eastern University, please describe how you see your talents, interests and abilities fitting into the mission of the University. Maximum one page. (Eastern University reserves the right to request an essay as a required credential of an application.)
When will I hear back?
Upon completion of these credentials, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, and you will be notified within 1-2 weeks of the decision.
Expectations for Admittance
Eastern University welcomes applications from well-qualified graduates of two-year colleges as well as from students who have earned college credit at other post-secondary institutions.
Transferring Credit & Credit Evaluations
Upon admittance to Eastern and receipt of official college transcript(s), you can expect an official credit evaluation mailed to you within one month. A credit evaluation will outline how many credits are transferred and how the credits fit within Eastern's core or major classes. See if your credits may transfer to Eastern.
Graduates of institutionally accredited and endorsed by CHEA two-year schools who earned the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science will receive credit for all courses completed in their degree programs. Other transfer students from post-secondary institutions are granted transfer credit for college-level courses with final grades of C (with equivalent of 2.0 quality points on a 4-point scale) or higher. Courses with no Eastern University equivalent may be granted elective credit within the corresponding academic department. Technical, professional and pre-professional courses completed at accredited post-secondary institutions are considered individually and may qualify for up to 30 semester hours of transfer credit. Degrees and credits submitted for PDE certification purposes must be taken at a college or university program that has institutional accreditation recognized by the US Department of Education (and listed in the Higher Education Directory).
Eastern accepts credit for non-collegiate sponsored instruction and training programs as recommended by the American Council on Education. Distance learning may be accepted in transfer if the credit originates at an institutionally accredited and endorsed by CHEA college or university and is posted on an official transcript from that institution. Credit for departmental exams and experiential learning posted on transcripts from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in transfer. Coursework from non-accredited institutions will not be given credit. Grades and quality points from transfer institutions are not included in the Eastern University grade-point average for entering transfer students, although past performance is considered in judgment of academic progress.
Transfer students who have at least a 2.500 cumulative college GPA or higher at the time of admission to Eastern University may be awarded a merit scholarship ranging from $15,000 to $21,000 per academic year.
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