Apply as a Transfer Student

A complete transfer student application includes:

  1. Application Form
    Complete the Common Application OR the Goucher Transfer Application (a short application and your college transcripts. No letter of recommendation or essay required.)

  2. Supplemental Materials
    • essay or personal statement (not required for Goucher Transfer Application)
    • official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended
    • foreign transcript evaluation (see below for more details)
    • recommendation letter from a professor or former teacher (not required for Goucher Transfer Application)
    • official final high school transcript (for applicants applying with fewer than 30 credits)

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

Standardized Tests

Goucher is test optional. Transfer students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Deadlines for Transfer Applications

Fall Semester Admission

  • Goucher offers rolling admission – Priority deadline: May 1
  • Enrollment deposit due June 1

Spring Semester Admission

  • Goucher offers rolling admission – Priority deadline: December 1
  • Enrollment deposit due January 5

Credit Evaluation and Transfer

  • A preliminary credit evaluation will be included with all admissions packets. Once you are admitted to Goucher, your official college transcripts will be forwarded to the Registrar for a final credit evaluation.
  • A student can transfer a maximum of 64 credits to Goucher College. All undergraduates are required to complete at least 120 credits to graduate.
  • 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.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

International Transfer students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary academic coursework outside of the United States at a non U.S. accredited institution must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website. The evaluation must be sent to the Admissions Office directly or emailed to

SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Goucher College that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here.

*Transfer students who have completed less than 30 college-level academic credits (as determined by Goucher College) are required to submit an official final high school transcript as part of the review process.

Transfer Completion Programs with Community Colleges

Goucher College has established several agreements with community colleges offering offering associates to bachelor’s completion in several different programs. Please see our articulation agreement website for more information. 

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 $31,000 per year depending on GPA. Additional awards are available for students who 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