to begin your application or check your status.
- I submitted Part 1. What do I do now?
- After submitting Part 1, you can submit the Common Application. Then, submit the University of Rochester Application Supplement for Transfers. All application forms are available here. If you have any questions, please contact us.
- Am I considered a freshman or a transfer applicant?
- If you have graduated from high school, enrolled in a college, and received more than eight college credits, you are considered a transfer applicant.
If you have graduated from high school more than two years ago but have not taken college-level classes, you are considered a transfer applicant; however, special situations may warrant consideration as a freshman applicant. It is recommended that you take some college courses before you apply to make yourself more competitive in the transfer admissions process.
If you are obtaining a high school diploma and an associate's degree through a dual credit program, you will be reviewed as a freshman applicant.
- I previously applied to Rochester and want to apply again. What do I need to do?
- If you applied last year, you can reactivate your original application by submitting the Reactivation Form, your official college transcript, and any other new material you would like us to consider. If you applied more than one year ago, you're required to submit a new application.
- What are the minimum requirements for admission?
- There are no minimum requirements for admission to the University of Rochester. Each student's application is reviewed using a committee process that entails a comprehensive evaluation of each candidate.
- For the fall of 2009, the typical student gaining admission to Rochester:
- Took challenging college courses
- Maintained a median college GPA of 3.33
- Demonstrated an active, independent role in his/her educational, personal, and community activities
- We value unquantifiable strengths such as initiative, creativity, enthusiasm, and leadership, and we're also careful to ensure our student body represents the full spectrum of diversity, including hometowns, ideas, and experiences.
- How will I be notified of your decision?
- You will receive your admission decision letter by mail.
- How much do interviews count?
- Interviews can certainly help your chances of being offered admission. If you wish to compete for scholarships, you should definitely interview.
- What is the World Education Services (WES) transcript evaluation?
- If you are an international student whose college education has been outside of the United States, you are required to submit your college transcripts to be evaluated by WES. WES will evaluate your credentials, translate if needed, verify authenticity, prepare an evaluation report, and send it to the colleges to which you have applied.
- Can I have application items waived?
- Yes. You must contact Admissions to request an item to be waived. Common situations in which application items are waived include:
- High school transcript: Students who have completed more than a year of full-time college courses can request to have their high school transcript waived.
- English language exams: International applicants who have completed more than a year of college in the U.S. and have taken a college-level English course can request their SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores to be waived; however, it is recommended that students provide these scores if the exams were completed recently.
- WES evaluation: The WES transcript evaluation can be waived for students studying at a U.S. college.
- I've submitted my application. When will I hear back?
- It takes us about a month to review completed transfer applications. Review of fall-semester applications begins in February, and notification will begin in March. Review of spring-semester applications begins in August, with notification beginning in September. You are encouraged to apply early and before the deadline to receive full consideration. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions.
- Are transfer applicants considered for scholarships?
- Yes. All applicants are considered for scholarships. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be included in your admission packet.
- When will I hear about my Financial Aid package?
- Your financial aid package will be emailed to you about a week after your admission offer has been mailed, as long as the Financial Aid Office has all of the required documents. If you are applying for aid, you should complete your FAFSA and CSS PROFILE at the same time you are submitting your application for admission, so that the financial aid process is not held up. If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
- How do I know if my credits will transfer?
- A detailed Transfer Credit Evaluation will be included in your admission packet. Credit is awarded for courses comparable to those offered at Rochester in which you have earned a C or better.
- How long will it take me to complete my degree?
- Graduation year and class standing are determined by the number of credit hours granted at the time of entrance. The table below illustrates the number of credit hours associated with each class standing. You will work with an advisor to ensure that the Rochester Curriculum and specific graduation requirements have been completed.
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- Are there a maximum number of credits that will transfer?
- A maximum of 64 credit hours from a two-year school may transfer to your Rochester degree requirements. If you are transferring from a four-year school, you may transfer more than 64 credits. You are required to complete at least four semesters at Rochester in order to obtain a degree.
- Does Rochester consider applicants who are seeking a second bachelor's degree?
- Yes. You can apply as a transfer student to obtain a second degree. The degree must be in a completely different area of study than your first bachelor's degree. You are encouraged to speak with an admissions counselor about your goals.
- Can transfer applicants be considered for the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)?
- Yes. To be considered for Rochester's HEOP program, you must currently be enrolled in a HEOP/EOP program and meet regular admission standards as a transfer applicant.
- I am interested in a degree in nursing. Can I apply to Rochester?
- Yes; however, the nursing program is not an entry-level program. Applicants must have either an RN licensure or a bachelor's degree and must apply directly to the School of Nursing. For more information, please contact the School of Nursing.
- Is there housing available to transfer students?
- On-campus housing is not guaranteed for transfer students. The Office for Residential Life and Housing Services will do its best to house all interested students. Housing options for fall transfers are very limited. For more information regarding off-campus housing options and assistance, please contact Res Life.