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Transfer Students Admissions

Bellarmine welcomes transfer students interested in becoming a Knight and joining our close-knit community!

You are a transfer student if you have completed high school as well as some college credit. Bellarmine awards transfer credit for grades “D” or higher in undergraduate coursework or B- in graduate coursework that is considered college-level and is from regionally accredited institutions where courses are similar in scope, content, and standards to ours.

Once you have been admitted, you will receive an official transfer credit evaluation (TCE) of all your past college credits. You can read our full Transfer of Credit Policy here.

For an unofficial Transcript Review to see how long it will take you to complete your degree at Bellarmine, the Transfer Center can review your college courses and show you how they will fit into your academic program of interest. Submit your transcripts for an unofficial Transcript Review here.

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Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

We are excited for you to achieve your goals here at Bellarmine. As a transfer student the process is dependent on how many credit hours you have already earned at another college or university. Select from the options below to learn more about getting started.

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Select your Earned Credit Hours
  • I have earned more than 60 credit hours
  • I have earned between 24 and 60 credit hours
  • I have earned fewer than 24 credit hour
  • I am an international transfer student
  • A completed online application form. (Bellarmine Application or Common Application)
  • Official college transcript sent directly from each college attended.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview. Please note admission to an individual department program is determined by the department and not the Office of Admission.
  • A completed online application form. (Bellarmine Application or Common Application)
  • Official college transcript sent directly from each college attended.
  • Official high school transcript, GED or home school completion or diploma is required.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview. Please note admission to an individual department program is determined by the department and not the Office of Admission.
  • A completed online application form. (Bellarmine Application or Common Application)
  • Official college transcript sent directly from each college attended.
  • An official copy of the high school transcript, GED or home school completion or diploma.
  • ACT or SAT scores (not required for applicants who have been out of high school for five years or more).
  • A 200 word (minimum) essay may be required if requested. It should address your personal or professional goals.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview. Please note admission to an individual department program is determined by the department and not the Office of Admission.
  • A completed online application form. (Bellarmine Application or Common Application)
  • Official college transcript sent directly from each college attended. TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB score is required.
  • TOEFL minimum scores are:
    Paper-based: 550; Internet-based: 79 or 80; Computer-based:213.
    MELAB score of 78
    IELTS () score of 6.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview. Please note admission to an individual department program is determined by the department and not the Office of Admission.

What is an Official Transcript?

An official transcript documents the academic record of an individual from a school. To ensure the validity of this record, an official transcript is printed on security paper, often featuring a watermark and signature. Unofficial transcripts are typically copies of this record (printed, emailed or photocopied) and cannot be used for application at a higher education institution. Typically an unofficial transcript will be marked “Issued to Student”. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for a preliminary review by completing our Undergraduate Transcript Review Request form.

As a transfer student applying to Bellarmine University, an official transcript must be mailed directly to Bellarmine University’s Office of Admission, should not be marked “Issued to Student”, addressed to the student, or hand delivered by the student. To submit your official transcript for review, reach out to your previous learning institution and they will help you with their process.

Official transcripts should be directed to:

Office of Admission
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502.272.7100
Fax: 502.272.8002
admissions@bellarmine.edu

Admissions Deadlines for Transfer Students

There are no application “deadlines” prior to the start of the semester for transfer students applying to Bellarmine because of our rolling admissions policy.

We suggest, however, you apply and submit all credentials for admission three months before the start of the semester. This should give you enough time to become admitted, register for classes, and receive your financial aid package.

The last day for students to apply and submit all credentials for admission is the last day of the drop/add period.

Frequently Asked Questions by Transfer Students

We know there is a lot to consider when you are a transfer student. Below you will find some of the most frequent questions we receive. As always, if you have additional questions please reach out. We are happy to help you every step of the way.

What Is The Tuition At Bellarmine University?

Tuition, fees, room and board for the current school year can be found online here

IS A Deposit Or Matriculation Fee Required?

No, transfer students are not required to pay the matriculation fee. It is only required of freshmen who have recently graduated from high school or transfer students who wish to attend Orientation.

What Scholarships Are Available To Transfer Students?

Transfer students who are full-time at Bellarmine are eligible for transfer grants. The amount of the transfer grant is based on your transfer GPA, which includes only the courses that are transferable to Bellarmine. For the 2019-2020 school year the transfer grant ranges from $20,700-$26,000 per year. Member of Phi Theta Kappa can apply for our Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. If awarded, the PTK scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year is $27,000.

How Do I Apply For Transfer Grants?

Transfer grants are awarded automatically once you have been admitted fully to Bellarmine and your transfer credit evaluation is complete.

How do I apply for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship?

To apply please contact Chris Kircher at ckircher@bellarmine.edu. Only four PTK scholarships are awarded annually.

How do I apply for federal financial aid?

You will need to apply for federal/state financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. Bellarmine’s school code is 001954.

What classes will transfer to Bellarmine?

An official transfer credit evaluation (TCE) will be completed by the Registrar’s Office once we have received your official transcripts and you have been admitted to Bellarmine. We will only accept college credits from schools that are regionally accredited.

Does my GPA from my previous college transfer to Bellarmine?

No, your transfer GPA does not calculate into your Bellarmine GPA. The only time your transfer GPA will be calculated with your Bellarmine GPA is if you are applying for a specific program, such as nursing, or you are eligible for graduation honors.

When do I register for my first semester of classes at Bellarmine?

Once you have been admitted to Bellarmine, you will receive an acceptance letter in the mail. The letter will include your advisor’s contact information. Please contact them to schedule an advising and registration appointment.

What majors does Bellarmine offer?

We offer more than 60 majors in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health sciences, communication and environmental studies.

Am I required to attend Knight u or Orientation?

No, you are not required to attend Knight U or Orientation. These events are specifically for first-time freshmen.

How do I apply for on-campus housing?

You will need to submit your housing application online along with a $200 deposit.

How do I arrange a campus visit?

You can schedule an appointment to meet with an admission counselor and/or take a tour of campus just about any weekday. You may schedule your visit by registering online. If you have questions about scheduling your visit, please contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, Michelle Johnson, at 502.272.8123 or mrjohnson@bellarmine.edu.

Contact Undergraduate Admissions

Pursuing an undergraduate degree does not have to be a daunting experience. Let our Admissions team help you along the way through advice, support and guidance.

2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502.272.8000
Email: admissions@bellarmine.edu

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