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Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Application

How to submit your application

At Hamline, we love all kinds of transfer students, including those who need the flexibility and convenience of online learning. We’ve designed our Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion program for motivated students hoping to finish what they started. Whether you’re transferring from a community college to earn your degree or returning to college after time away, Hamline’s program is tailored to meet your needs.

We ask that you have a minimum of 24 transferrable semester credits from your previous institution. You can verify your eligible transfer credits in two ways: Fill out a form to get your transcripts evaluated by us, or check your eligibility yourself by using our special Transfer Evaluation System. Applicants can also transfer up to 64 credits of college-level coursework from high school, including 20 credits from AP or IB programs. Visit transferring credits for more information.

The Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion program is intended for transfer students seeking a fully online college education that’s academically equivalent to in-person coursework. Looking for an on-campus experience instead? Visit the transfer student application page.

Follow our application checklist to see what you’ll need to apply, and let us help you reach your goals. If you’re ever feeling stuck, contact us at

Priority application deadlines

We accept applications year-round on a rolling basis, but if you’d like to enter a specific term, we do offer priority admission.

Admission term Deadline Start date
Fall  August 1, 2022 August 29, 2022
Spring  December 1, 2022 January 2, 2023
Summer April 1, 2023 May 1, 2023
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Create an account to start your online application. When you submit, it goes straight to our admission office.

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Transcript evaluation

Not sure whether you’re eligible to apply for the online bachelor’s? We’re here to help. Send us your unofficial transcripts and we’ll evaluate them for you.


Check your eligibility

If you’d like to see exactly how your credits will transfer, you can also determine your eligibility with our Transfer Evaluation System tool. 

Application checklist for online bachelor’s students

Going back to college is a big step forward. We’ve streamlined the application process so that everything can be done online. Go through the step-by-step list below to complete your application—and feel good that you’re moving toward the future you envision.

Admission criteria

  • Two or more years of work experience
  • At least 24 transferable semester credits with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • If applying to the Bachelor of Arts in psychology: Transferable general psychology course
  • If applying to the Bachelor in Business Administration: no prerequisites

What do we look for?

At Hamline, we’re seeking bold, passionate, and purpose-driven students who want to make an impact. Our admission requirements ensure that applicants have developed the writing, speaking, reasoning, and study skills to be successful in college. The two most important criteria we evaluate are course selection at your high school and previous other educational institutions, and performance in academic subjects. We also look at class rank, test scores (if submitted), recommendations, and other indicators of academic achievement or leadership ability.

If you haven’t completed the recommended coursework requirements but show academic aptitude, you’re still invited to submit your credentials for consideration. In addition to requested application materials, some applicants may be asked to provide the results of additional coursework and/or complete an admission interview.

Hamline doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Diversity strengthens us, bringing new and unique perspectives to our community. We welcome applicants from nontraditional backgrounds, first-generation students, and military students or veterans.

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