On-Campus Transfer Student Application
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:
- On-campus transfer students are planning to finish the rest of their undergraduate degree while part of our on-campus community.
- If you’re looking to complete your college education through a 100% online format, consider our Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion program.
- We also have separate application instructions for international undergraduate 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.
Choose your transfer student application
Apply to Hamline in four steps with an online application that goes straight to our admission office.
|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.
Fee-free means worry-free. It costs nothing to apply, so get started by filling out the online Hamline Application. You can also send a mail a paper application, which is available for download in the Paper Forms section below.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Information about your most recent college or university
- Information about your high school coursework, grades, and class rank
- A list of your honors and awards
- A list of your activities
- A personal statement so we can get to know you better
If you have at least one year of full-time college coursework (24–32 credits), submit all your transcripts from every postsecondary institution you've attended. Transcripts should be sent to Hamline directly from your school’s registrar.
If you have less than one year of full-time college coursework, submit the above and the following additional documents:
- Official high school transcripts (sent to Hamline directly from your high school)
- While Hamline is test-optional, you may choose to include your SAT or ACT test scores (sent to Hamline from the College Board, ACT, or your high school)
Dean of Students form
Transfer students must have the Dean of Students form completed by the dean at their most recent school. The form must be sent to the Hamline Office of Undergraduate Admission directly from the institution that is completing it.
Recommendation letters (optional)
Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not required. If you choose to submit a recommendation, it must come directly from the counselor, teacher, or advisor. All letters can be submitted through the electronic delivery method in place at your school or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend asking them to describe your academic achievements, leadership record, and potential for success at Hamline.
If needed, you can download a teacher recommendation form from the Paper Forms section below.
Double-check the admission deadlines above. Make sure you submit your application on time. Mail-in paper applications need to be postmarked by the deadline.
To confirm enrollment, admitted applicants must submit a $400 deposit that credits toward tuition. If you’ll be joining Hamline soon, welcome! Take a look through our Admitted Students page to see what’s ahead.
If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com if you need assistance.
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.
- 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
Transfer application mailing address: