Transfer students are those who have graduated from high school and have taken some college level courses at a community college or university. In order to apply as a transfer student to Stevens, you should:
- Complete and submit the Common Application or Stevens paper application. Transfers students are eligible to apply for admission to any of our bachelor degree programs.
- Submit the following items:
- All College Transcripts
- Final High School Transcript
- SAT I or ACT score (if you have less than 30 college credits)
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Complete an Admissions Interview. Although it is not a requirement, Stevens strongly recommends that applicants complete an admissions interview to learn more about the university and share supporting details that would not normally be included in an application. Interviews may be completed on campus, via phone or Skype. Interviews can be scheduled and completed even before you officially apply to Stevens. Read our Interview FAQs for more information, and schedule your interview online. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-STEVENS or E-mail us with any questions. Please note: interviews are required for international transfer students.
- File for Financial Aid. We encourage all eligible applicants to fill out both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA is required in order to be considered for federal and state aid. The CSS profile is required to be considered for Stevens Institutional aid in the form of scholarships and grants.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or note Stevens on your FAFSA renewal form. The six-character Title IV Institutional code (Section H) for Stevens is 002639.
- File the CSS Profile.
- New Jersey residents who received EOF funding at the last college attended should make a note of this on their Stevens application.
- International students are ineligible to receive financial aid, excluding certain merit-based awards.
- Stevens awards both merit-based and need-based awards to transfer students. There is no separate application for merit aid and every admission applicant is considered.
Evaluating Your Credit
Students who are admitted as transfer students to Stevens will be asked to complete the a transfer credit evaluation form, which lists all of the courses the student wishes to have evaluated, accompanied by course descriptions and syllabi for each course. When sending a college catalog, please mark and highlight all courses to evaluate.
Stevens awards transfer credit by matching your courses with equivalent Stevens courses. The content of a catalog description can usually assist us in determining whether your course satisfy Stevens' academic standards. However, the more information we have, the better chance you have receiving credit. Ask your instructor or department head to provide you with a course outline. Course outlines are highly recommended for mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, statistics, dynamics, and natural science courses.
The course names and syllabi are submitted to Stevens faculty for review at which time they will indicate the Stevens course equivalents and return the completed information to Undergraduate Admissions.
Admissions then seeks final approval from the Academic Dean. Upon receipt of the Dean's approval, Admissions notifies the student via mail of the results, as well as provides the Registrar with the information so that it may be incorporated into the student's academic record.
We do not accept previously transferred credits from your last college; evaluations are done with respect to each individual college you attended.
An official AP score report is required for any AP credit. Read more about transferring advanced placement credits.
Veterans: Form DD-214 is needed for military experience credit.
Credit Evaluation Policies
The following guidelines will be adhered to when evaluating transfer credits:
- Students must receive a C or higher in order for the credits to transfer.
- Students with credits earned 5 years or more from their date of attendance will be evaluated for credit on a case by case basis.
- Foreign language credits are not transferable.
- Stevens Institute of Technology does not guarantee that credits earned elsewhere will fully satisfy the Stevens course requirements.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Students have the right to a fair and quick assessment of their credits.
- Students have the right to an appeal of their evaluation provided it is completed within the deadline dates listed on your credit evaluation.
- Once the assessment of transfer credits is completed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, a student may request to have additional credits evaluated through the Registrar's Office.
- It is the student's responsibility to respond promptly to requests for additional information needed by Stevens.
- Students must adhere to all deadlines communicated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Q. What if the credits I am submitting were completed more than five years ago?
A. Stevens faculty review all courses submitted for transfer credit evaluation. The student must provide accurate course descriptions or course outlines to assist the faculty in evaluating the credits.
Q. Will all of my credits transfer to Stevens?
A. The content of each course varies with each school and therefore cannot be determined without the appropriate materials.
Q. Is there a maximum amount of credits that Stevens will accept for transfer?
A. No, but a student is required to complete at least 50 percent of course work at Stevens in order to receive a Stevens degree.
Q. Are courses taken pass/fail eligible for transfer credit?
A. No, not typically. However, Physical Education courses may transfer.
Q. How long will it take for my transfer evaluation process to be completed?
A. It could vary depending on the time of year; but the average is two to three weeks.
Q. What if I am not satisfied with my credit evaluation?
A. There is a credit evaluation appeal process.
Please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-STEVENS or Email.
International Transfer Students
Students transferring from a college(s) outside of the United States must provide and certify the number of lab hours per week and the number of weeks each course met per term. All documentation (including course descriptions) must be translated. If you have any questions regarding transferring credits from a college(s) outside of the U.S., please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 201-216-5194, or Email us. Read more about test score requirements for international students.