Transfer Student Admissions 

Using our streamlined and shortened Stetson Application or the Common App below, you can submit the admissions application today to maximize your chances for any potential financial aid. Then, follow up with the required school transcripts and a writing sample at a later date.

Stetson ApplicationCommon App

See How Your Credits Transfer

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

What You Need to Transfer

Before you proceed, make sure you submit the admissions application to Stetson University first to kick-start the application process. Once it is submitted, you can then do the following:

For the purpose of admissions, we accept self-reported information. Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required for enrollment.

Official transcripts can also be ordered through Parchment, eScrip or SCOIR and delivered electronically to Stetson University. The Office of Admissions mailing address and fax number are located at the bottom of this page.

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?

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, we are happy to use them for admission consideration along with your other supporting materials.

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

Since accuracy is critical, you should have a copy of your high school transcript available to use as a reference. Course requirements are listed below in our Admissions Standards.

Upon receiving an initial admission decision, send an official copy of high school transcripts and complete all other missing requirements. Additionally, final official transcripts are due prior to the first day of class.

Application Deadlines

Stetson University is now on a rolling basis for Fall 2023, so please apply as early as possible. Once the class is filled, we will no longer accept applications.

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The application process is simple. Get started today to see what a world-class education can do for you.

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Check Your Application Status

If you have already applied, you can check your application status at any time within the week following submission.

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