Apply as a Transfer Student

Join us for a Virtual Transfer Visit Tuesday!

Each Tuesday our dedicated transfer counselor, Melissa Egerton, is hosting a virtual information session and counselor conversations specfically for geared towards transfer student needs. You can register using our online scheduler.

Traditional transfer students should apply using the steps below. A.A.S and A.T.S. degree holders seeking a bachelors degree should apply to the Bachelors of Professional Studies program.

A complete transfer student application includes:

1. Application Form

Common Application

2. Supplemental Materials (Required)

  • essay portion of the application
  • official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended
  • recommendation letter from a teacher, professor (English, math, science, foreign language or social studies), former teacher, or work supervisor
  • official high school transcript (for applicants applying with fewer than 30 attempted credits)

Take a look at some of our Transfer Student Profiles to learn about their experiences.

Standardized Tests

Goucher has adopted a test-optional program, where submitting scores for the SAT Reasoning Test and ACT with writing is optional when applying for admission. You must indicate on the application supplement your preference for use of test scores in determining admission.

Goucher allows students to submit screenshots or PDF score reports downloaded from the College Board or ACT website. If submitting a screenshot, it must include your name, test date, and all score values. Test scores can be uploaded directly into the Admissions & Financial Aid Status Portal to which you will be granted access after you submit your application.

Deadlines for Transfer Applications*

Fall Semester Admission

  • Application + supporting materials due May 1 priority for priority
    • No applications will be reviewed after July 15
  • Notification on a rolling basis
  • Enrollment deposit due two weeks after receipt of admission

Spring Semester Admission

  • Application + supporting materials due December 1 for priority consideration
    • No applications will reviewed after January 1
  • Notification on a rolling basis
  • Enrollment deposit due two weeks after receipt of admission

*All deadline dates are by 11:59 p.m. applicant's local time

Credit Evaluation and Transfer

A preliminary credit evaluation will be included with all admissions packets. Once you are admitted to Goucher, your transcripts will be forwarded to the Registrar for a final credit evaluation. The credit evaluation process will not take place until the Admissions Office makes a final decision on your file. The maximum number of credits a student can transfer to Goucher College is 60. All undergraduates are required to complete at least 120 credits to graduate and your final 60 credits must be completed while matriculating at Goucher.

For students transferring from a college within Maryland, you may use ARTSYS to approximate how many credits will transfer to Goucher. This is not final until after the official credit evaluation by the Goucher Registrar.

Goucher generally accepts credits for courses that are taken at the 100 level or higher and can logically be placed into the Goucher curriculum. Students must earn a C- or higher for us to consider credit transfer. Examples of credits that would not transfer include those for remedial courses listed below the 100 level and courses from programs that Goucher does not offer, such as criminal justice.

Transfer Articulation Agreements with Community Colleges

Goucher College has established several agreements with community colleges offering guaranteed admissions for qualified honors students. Please see our articulation agreement website for more information. Please email Melissa Egerton to obtain access to application fee waiver instructions.

Financial Aid

As a transfer student, you can apply for financial aid. This consists of grants, loans, and federal work-study. To be considered for financial aid, we recommend that you submit the FAFSA for federal and state aid consideration and for institutional aid consideration.

Transfer Scholarships

All transfer students with a complete application will be considered for merit scholarships of up to $25,000 per year depending on GPA. Additional awards are available for students whom have completed an Associate Degree, are members of Phi Theta Kappa, or are part of an honors guaranteed admission articulation agreement. Learn more about scholarship awards for transfer students

Application File Reactivation

Previous applicants who wish to reactivate their admissions file must do so within two years. This request must be made by submitting an email to Students who submit a letter by May 1 will be considered for the following fall semester.