Welcome Transfer Students!
Are you looking for something new? Each year, approximately 15-20 percent of New College's enrollment is comprised of students who transferred here from other colleges and universities around the country.
Some come to New College because they are seeking a more challenging academic program than was offered at their old school. Others appreciate the fact that New College's 10:1 student-to-faculty allows for a more intimate academic environment and a chance to interact closely with our expert faculty.
But the one thing that binds all transfer students to New College together is the fact that they want more intellectual freedom and a greater opportunity to be personally involved in designing their own education. Of course, our waterfront location and year-round warm temperatures are not bad enticements either!
Transfer Student FAQ
If you are currently a dual enrollment student, please apply as a freshman candidate (unless you plan to take college courses in the period between high school graduation and the semester you're applying to enroll at New College - if so, please call us to discuss your options). We will still consider your college course work for transfer credit, so please have your college transcript sent and request a transfer credit evaluation.
Does New College offer transfer scholarships?
How will my credits transfer?
Courses acceptable for transfer to New College generally fall into the following areas:
Humanities: art history, classics, fine arts (studio arts), languages, literature, music, philosophy, and religion.
Language credit (including Sign Language) transfers only if the language has been studied for one year or more. Mathematics courses accepted for transfer include Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus level and above courses. Generally, only one photography course may transfer.
New College does not accept transfer credit by examination (CLEP, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AICE etc.). CLEP, AP, AICE, and IB scores at certain levels may, however, be used to meet Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements.
What is the maximum number of transfer credits allowed?
Transfer students who have been awarded maximum transfer credit may need to be enrolled longer than the minimum remaining four semesters to complete requirements for a major and a senior thesis, and may not be eligible to do study abroad except with special permission from the Student Academic Status Committee.
Generally, 16 credits correspond to one New College academic contract; 4 credits correspond to one Independent Study Project (ISP).
Deadlines & Decision Dates
Our deadline for priority admission and scholarship consideration is November 9, 2012. All students who meet this deadline will receive a decision by April 1, 2013, however some students will receive their decisions sooner. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis November 2, 2012 through May 10, 2013. Students will receive their decisions on a rolling basis.
May 10, 2013 is the guaranteed scholarship deadline for freshmen and priority deadline for transfers.
*All required materials must be postmarked or transmitted on or before the deadline, and received by New College Admissions no later than 10 days after that deadline. Please plan ahead to make sure we get all of your materials on time!