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Get ready to Go Beyond when you transfer to Stetson University by joining a community that values your experience and champions you to finish strong.

Our population of Stetson Transfers is widely diverse including students who are transferring from two-year or four-year institutions, veterans, and those looking to make a career change. Transfer student bring a wealth of experiences that enhance our diverse community of inclusive excellence. No matter where they come from, our students leave Stetson with a personalized educational experience beyond their expectations. We encourage our transfer students to go beyond in an environment that fosters their passion and potential to lead lives of impact.

Go Beyond at Stetson (and we'll help)

We appreciate the experience that transfer students bring. We also know that the needs of transfer students are unique. That's why we made the transfer admission process streamlined and simple, and the best part is that we are here for you every step of the way! Our Transfer Admissions team is here to ensure a smooth transition by walking you through the application requirements, helping you maximize your credits and having an individualized financial planning conversation. Our mission is to support each applicant personally.

This webpage is also designed especially for transfer students with information that is important to you. We encourage you to utilize these resources as well as your personal admission recruiter.

** We have decided to do something big to let our transfer students know how valuable they are to us. For our Spring 2021 Term, we have decided to match every student who has committed with their $500 enrollment deposit by December 1, 2020, with another $500 toward your tuition for the Spring 2021 term.


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Am I a Transfer Student?

We define transfer students as any student that has graduated high school and taken coursework at a higher education institution post-high school graduation (even if no credit was earned). Current high school students involved in dual enrollment are considered first-time in college students.

Required Supporting Materials

The following required supporting materials must be received by the Office of Admission before an admission decision can be rendered. All supporting materials should be mailed to

Office of Admission
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
Unit 8378
DeLand, FL 32723

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 maybe 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 and/or writing will be evaluated to ensure that first-year students are placed into appropriate classes.

Transferring Credits

At Stetson University, we understand the importance of maximizing credits to reduce the cost and time of finishing your degree. Learn more about the transfer credit process.

Status Page

Your Status Page is created when you submit an application to Stetson University. Your status page includes your checklist to complete your application. An email is sent with your username and password within the week following submission.