On-Campus Transfer Student Application

Happy Hamline Students in front of Old Main

How to submit your application

At Hamline, we specialize in helping our transfer students transition smoothly into campus life. We help create individualized academic programs that fit the needs of each student to help them reach their professional goals.

If you’re interested in experiencing Hamline as an on-campus transfer student, we offer two options to apply (an online option and a mail-in application form). We encourage you to see how your credits transfer using our Transfer Evaluation System

At Hamline, we have two types of transfer students:

Applicants can 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.

Not sure where to start? No problem. Simply follow the steps in the checklist below to make sure you’re on the right track.

Transferring to Hamline is simple and easy

Associate Director of Transfer Admission Kaia Sherburne walks you through how to transfer to Hamline, including information about what documents you’ll need to submit and how your credits will transfer.


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Application deadlines

Admission type Deadline Decisions
Spring Early Action* November 15
Spring Regular Decision January 10 Rolling
Fall Early Action* March 15 Around April 15
Fall Regular Decision August 1 Rolling

*Applicants who meet the early action deadline will receive an early response to their application.

Application checklist for transfer students

We know that our transfer students come from varied backgrounds. You may have different concerns regarding how to get the most out of your education and earn your degree. That’s why we’re keeping things simple with our application checklist.

Once you fill out our transfer-specific forms and submit the required documentation, you’ll be that much closer to the future you’ve envisioned. We hope we’ll be welcoming you to our vibrant campus community.

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. We also look at class rank, test scores (if submitted), recommendations (if submitted), and other indicators of academic achievement or leadership ability.

Some applicants will be invited to complete an admission interview. While not required, we strongly encourage you to participate if you can. It’s an amazing opportunity for us to get to know you better—and for you to share your passions.

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.

At Hamline, we know our transfer students look to us for a strong sense of community, and we pride ourselves in creating an environment of belonging to everyone. 

Admission requirements

  • Official college transcripts from each institution attended
  • Dean of Students form
  • Application/personal statement
  • High school transcript if you have less than 24 college credits
  • Test scores not required