For Transfer Students

Whether you have just completed one semester, are a graduate of a two-year college or are attending a four-year college, you are welcome to apply for entrance in the fall or spring semesters. The admissions process for transfer students is similar for students applying directly from high school with some differences:

  • Transfer students must provide an official transcript from each college/university attended.
  • Transfer students may submit a letter of recommendation from an employer if securing one from an academic advisor or instructor is not possible.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students with 26 or more transferable credits will be waived from taking the GLE101 First Year Inquiry (FYI) Seminar. Students from associate degree granting regionally accredited colleges can receive up to 75 credits (90 credits for students from baccalaureate degree granting regionally accredited colleges) in transfer for completed courses at the appropriate academic level (carrying credit toward graduation) with a final grade of "C" or higher. A complete policy statement regarding transfer credits is available from the Registrar.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Process
A preliminary transfer credit evaluation will be completed shortly after a student is offered admission to Franklin Pierce University. This evaluation will reflect transferable courses fulfilling requirements in our General and Liberal Education, academic major area and academic electives.

Transfer Student Housing
Transfer students who choose to live in campus housing will be placed in the most appropriate housing available at time of assignment. Returning Franklin Pierce students choose their housing prior to new student (freshman and transfer) housing assignments.

Transfer Student Advising
Incoming transfer students are assigned an academic advisor when they arrive on campus. Once the student declares an academic major, a faculty member from that department will become their academic advisor.

International Transfers
Franklin Pierce University welcomes transfer students from across the globe. Students who have attended a post secondary institution outside of the United States must have that official transcript evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service. Acceptable agencies who maintain a professional membership with AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) or NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) and include but are not limited to: World Education Services (WES), Center for Educational Documentation (CED), Foundation for International Services (FIS), or AACRAO International Education Services (IES).

Veterans are Encouraged to Apply
Veterans are encouraged to apply to Franklin Pierce University. Recognition is given to CLEP general exams, USAFI courses and GED equivalency examinations. Financial aid and employment opportunities are available. The University participates in Project Ahead which allows service men and women to earn credit while on duty.

Questions? Please Contact:
Melissa Conway
Associate Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator
Phone: (800) 437-0048 or (603) 899-4061
Fax: 603-899-4394