How To Apply – Transfer Students


  • Fall semester: Apply by July 1
  • Spring semester: Apply by December 1
  • Decision notification: Rolling

To our current and future transfer applicants

In these uncertain times, we realize that many students’ academic opportunities are evolving. As your current school considers changes to grading policies or sets forth any other modifications that may be reflected on your transcript, we want to remind you that Allegheny’s holistic application review process will allow us to consider these unprecedented circumstances.

Please note, due to school closings and stay at home orders being issued around the globe, we will support you and provide flexibility with deadlines.

Application Process for Transfer Students

Allegheny Application – or – Common Application
We want you to choose the application that is right for you. We treat both applications equally and there is no application fee required.

If you previously submitted an application to Allegheny College, please contact the Transfer Coordinator at to reactivate that application.

Required Materials

Transcripts, evaluations, letters of recommendation, and college official’s forms must be sent directly from institutions such as your high school or college. Transcripts and forms sent by the applicant will not be considered official.

College Transcript

Have an official transcript of all college-level coursework mailed or faxed to the Office of Admissions. If transcripts are sent electronically please send to A transcript that is stamped “Issued to the Student” is not considered official. If a transcript will not be available by the application deadline, have your instructors complete the Mid-term Report (see next)

Mid-Term Report

Download and request in person. To be completed by your professors/instructors with current grades and returned via fax or mail

Course Descriptions

Descriptions for all classes on your transcript(s) can be taken from the catalogue from each college attended. Course descriptions from the online catalogue can be cut and pasted into a word document then sent via email to the transfer coordinator (see info at right).

Instructor Evaluation or Recommendation letter from a Professor or Instructor

Download and request in person (complete the top section in advance)
For applicants that are veterans, we will accept a recommendation letter from a military superior in lieu of a faculty letter if you wish.

College Official’s Form

Download and request in person (complete the top section in advance)
This form needs to be signed by the Dean of Students (or office that handles student conduct/disciplinary issues), Academic Dean or Provost at any current AND previously attended colleges and returned to us via fax or by mail (address is on the form).

High School Transcript

Request that your secondary school submit an official final transcript.

Financial Aid

  • Merit-based scholarships up to $40,000 are available for eligible transfer students beginning with Spring 2023.
  • Need-based financial aid is available; please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Financial aid priority dates are June 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring semester.
  • Accepted students can submit the Candidate’s Reply Form and pay their deposit online here.
  • Questions about financial aid?; (800) 835-7780