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Application Instructions

Transfer Applicants

Stetson University accepts the Stetson University Application and the Common Application. You must complete the application for admission and submit the required supporting materials to be considered for admission to Stetson University.

If you have questions or need help at any time, we are available via online chat or phone Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST.

Please read the following instructions carefully before beginning your application for admission:

Apply for Admission

Stetson University accepts the following applications for admission:

Required Supporting Materials

All required supporting materials must be received before an application decision can be rendered. Please email the admissions office with your supporting materials.

Official Transcripts

Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours. Students with less than 30 college credit hours must submit high school transcripts in addition to college transcripts. Students with more than 30 college credit hours are not required to submit high school transcripts.

Official transcripts can also be ordered through Parchment or SENDedu and delivered electronically to Stetson University.

Writing Sample

All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. The writing sample can use one of the essay topics below or may be a graded paper or essay.

Essay Topics

  • Discuss an issue of state, national or global concern to you.
  • If you could live your life fighting for one cause, what would it be and why?
  • Describe a time you did not meet expectations and what impact the experience had on you.
  • What gives meaning to your life?
  • If you wrote a letter to yourself to be opened in 20 years, what would it say?

(Optional) Standardized Testing Scores

Stetson University values academic achievement, commitment to personal values, leadership, talent, character and initiative above standardized testing. Therefore, submitting standardized test results for admission consideration is optional. Score-optional consideration is an alternative for applicants who feel that their test scores don't adequately reflect their level of academic achievement and/or accurately predict their potential. However, if you feel that your test scores are a good reflection of your ability, send them to the Office of Admission and they will be considered along with your other supporting materials. In most instances, applicants choose to submit their test scores.

Stetson University's testing codes are 0756 (ACT) and 5630 (SAT).

ACT and SAT test scores for English, critical reading an/or writing will be evaluated to ensure that first-year students are placed into appropriate classes.

Transferring Credits

Florida State Colleges Articulation Grid for Stetson's School of Business

Florida State Colleges Articulation Grid for Stetson's College of Arts and Sciences

Prospective transfer students can now search our Stetson database to see if their coursework is transferrable to Stetson and will satisfy general education, elective, or major degree requirements. 

  • Transfer Equivalency Degree Audit – allows prospective students to enter the transfer course CRN and receive a degree audit showing how those credits will apply to the intended degree.
  • Transfer Equivalency Articulation Request – not all courses are in the transfer equivalency tables. Students will need to send this information to the Registrar’s office so the database can be updated.

The transfer credit information that is contained in this database is for informational purposes only. The Registrar's Office will make the final transfer credit decision. If a school or course is not listed, the University will conduct an evaluation. A preliminary credit evaluation of the courses that may transfer to Stetson is completed in the admission process. Please send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions to begin the application process.

Important Application Dates

Stetson University operates on a rolling admission, so it is best to apply as early as possible, but applications will continue to be accepted until the class is filled. To preserve the faculty-student ratio, classes are limited. The university reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates.