How To Apply – Transfer Students


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

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

International transfer students: follow instructions on our international application page.

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.

Official College Transcript(s)

Have official college transcripts from all institutions attended sent directly to Allegheny College from the institutions. Transcripts can be sent through electronic transcript services or via the mail. A transcript that is stamped “Issued to the Student” is not considered official.

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 your most recently attended college and returned via mail or email directly from the institution.

Final Official High School Transcript

Request that your secondary school submit an official final transcript.

Personal Essay

Your essay is an opportunity to express your individual creativity and share more about who you are with the admission and scholarship committees. You can submit any essay following any of the Common Application prompts regardless of which application you apply with.

Financial Aid

  • Merit-based scholarships up to $42,000 are available for eligible transfer students enrolling in Fall 2024.
  • 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

Optional Materials

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).