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Transfer Student Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions? We have answers. If you don't see it here, contact an admissions counselor. 

Where do I start? 

1. Fill out the FREE application. It is free and puts you in contact with the right people.
2. Send in unofficial/official copies of your transcripts to go along with your application. We will review your application once we have these materials.
3. Add GU to your FAFSA so that we can begin working on a financial aid package for you.
4. Pay your enrollment deposit.

How much does it cost to apply? Zip. Nada. Nothing. Our application is free. Fill it out online at any time. Apply here.

Do my transcripts have to be an official copy to be admitted? No, we will admit you off of an unofficial copy of your transcript, but we will need an official copy prior to you starting classes.

Do you need my high school transcripts and test scores or just my college transcripts? Submit your high school transcripts and test scores if by the time you enroll you have not obtained 60 college credits. If you have completed more than 12 college credits, we will admit you based on your college transcripts, but must have the high school transcripts and test scores on file. 

What is the minimum academic requirement for a general admission to GU? Consideration for admission will be given to students who hold a 2.0 GPA* or above.

*There are some exceptions to this rule. 

What if I do not meet the minimum academic requirement for general admission to GU? Each application is individually considered. Should your academic performance fall below the requirements, an admissions counselor may request additional information regarding your academic history.

How many credits are required for graduation? Each student is required to complete 120 credits for graduation.

How many credits are able to be transferred in? Greenville University allows each student up to 90 credits to transfer in. However, each student must take at least 40 credits to receive their diploma from Greenville University.

Do you offer academic scholarships for transfer students? Yes! All accepted transfer students receive a merit scholarship ranging for $4,000 - $15,500 per year. There are also additional scholarship opportunities available to you depending on when you apply.

Do you require an enrollment deposit before registering for classes? Yes, but this $200 deposit is nothing additional and goes towards your tuition. Your enrollment deposit lets us know that you are committed to attending GU! It reserves your spot in line for housing and to enroll for classes. The sooner that you do this, the better. Deposit today.

Do I have to live on campus, or can I commute? You are required to live on-campus in one of our dorms, apartments, or houses unless your permanent address is within 30 miles of campus, you are over the age of 25, or you are married. These items can be addressed on a personal basis as well.

Let’s have a conversation! Schedule a call with an admissions counselor at  


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