How to Apply as a Transfer Student

At the University of Redlands a transfer student is someone who has graduated from high school and has completed courses at another institution of higher education. There is no minimum amount of units required to transfer to the University of Redlands. Students may transfer up to 66 units from a two-year institution and up to 96 units from a four-year institution.

Admissions Requirements

For students with over 24 transferable semester units 

- Graduated from high school or equivalent
- A majority of transferable units completed in academic courses
- Completed two semesters of full time coursework with no less than a 2.0 (C) in any course
- Completed English composition, intermediate algebra or above and 1 semester of foreign language at the college level
- A recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8

 Students with fewer than 24 transferable semester units

- Graduated from high school or equivalent
- Applicants will be reviewed based on their performance in high school
- Official SAT or ACT scores are required 

Application Checklist

- Complete the Common Application
- $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended
- Official high school transcripts including proof of graduation (Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution in order to be considered official. Transcripts hand-delivered or mailed by the applicant are not considered official.)
- One letter of recommendation from a professor who can speak to your academic ability

 For some applicants the following may be required:

- SAT or ACT (only required for students with less than 24 transferable semester units)
- College Report (only required for students transferring from a four-year institution)
- Official AP Test Scores if applicable


March 1st, priority deadline for Fall
November 1st, priority deadline for Spring

Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Opportunities to Visit Campus

We encourage one-on-one meetings with Admissions Counselors to discuss your transition to the University of Redlands. Unofficial transcript reviews may be completed; please bring an unofficial copy of your college transcripts to your appointment. Click here to schedule your visit.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are available for many two-year institutions in the Southern California area. Find yours here or use one as a guide to our Liberal Arts Foundations, or general education requirements.

Transferring to the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies or the School of Music

Because of the unique and specialized curriculum in these programs, we encourage transfer students to set up an on-campus or phone meeting with the program director to discuss transfer of credit, length of program, and pre-requisites.

  • Brad Andrews, Director of Music Admissions (909) 748-8014

  • Julie Townsend, Director of the Johnson Center for Integrative Studies (909) 748-8616

International Student? Click here to learn more about our International Transfer Student admissions process.