Transfer Students


Stevens accepts transfer students for the fall and spring semesters. Learn more about processes, timelines and requirements for applying as a transfer student and how your credits from a community college or university might apply towards your degree at Stevens. A transfer application should be submitted if you are currently, or have been, enrolled in a college or university post-high school graduation, or after obtaining a high school equivalency exam.

Application Requirements

Stevens Institute of Technology will be extending its SAT/ACT test optional policy, with some exceptions for first-year applicants. More information on the test optional plan can be found here.

The test optional plan does not eliminate the need for demonstrated language proficiency.  Non-native English-speaking students will still be required to submit results from an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT EBRW or Duolingo). 

Requirements Checklist

  • Submit the Common Application.

  • College transcripts from all previous colleges attended. All transcripts from non-US institutions must be accompanied by a credential evaluation report from WES, ECE or any NACES member organization.

  • Detailed syllabus for each college course taken and a completed Transfer Student - Credit Evaluation Form.

  • Final high school transcript with graduation date.

  • If you choose to submit test scores, you may self-report them on your application portal. Applicants to Music or Visual Arts & Technology, a portfolio is strongly encouraged.

  • One letter of recommendation from a professor (we recommend you have your professor upload their recommendation letter online through the Common Application using the form titled “Academic Advisor Report”).

  • International transfer students must demonstrate English proficiency (see below for requirements).

  • $70 application fee.

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Apply to Stevens using the Common Application.

International Transfer Students

To be considered for admission, international students must provide an official high school transcript translated to English. All foreign college transcripts must also be translated to English and be accompanied by a credential evaluation report from WES, ECE, or any NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member organization. A detailed syllabus is required for all courses to be considered for transfer evaluation and must be translated in English. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate English proficiency with one of the following:

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 iBT)

  • IELTS (minimum 6 overall)

  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 105)

  • Pearson PTE Academic Test (minimum 53)

  • SAT I Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (minimum 550)

  • Native English speaker

  • English proficiency waivers may be granted on a case by case basis for international students who have studied in the US for at least 3 years from the time of application.  Please contact the admissions office after submitting your application to request a waiver. 

Additional Materials

  • Midyear Report: A midyear report is not required but is useful if you would like Stevens to be aware of your progress in the courses that you are currently taking. It is strongly recommended if you’re seeking to transfer when you are currently in your first semester at college.

  • Registrar’s Report: A Registrar's Report verifies your enrollment and academic standing. It also asks for your college registrar to upload your official transcript online. This form is not required, but it is helpful to us if your college provides this service.

Supplemental forms and reports may be emailed or mailed to:

Stevens Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Ruesterholz Admissions Center
1 Castle Point Terrace
Hoboken, NJ 07030
email: [email protected]
fax: 201.216.8348 

Important Dates for Transfer Students

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Application Confirmation

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement from our office indicating that we received your application. Stevens will communicate with you via email to follow up on required supporting documents and other requests relevant to your application. When you submit an application for admission, you will be opted in to receive email communications from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to ensure that we can communicate effectively with you about the application process.

Viewing Your Application

After submitting your application, you will have access to your student portal. On your portal, you can view your application checklist, admission decision and all information relevant to your Stevens application. You will receive an email whenever an update is available on your portal.

Admissions Notification

Spring transfers will receive admissions decisions by the end of November; Fall transfers will receive notifications by the middle of June.

A transfer credit evaluation is completed as part of the application process and will be made available to admitted students prior to their tuition deposit deadline.  To ensure timely review, please submit all official transcripts, course syllabi, and Transfer Student - College Credit Evaluation Form by the application deadline.

At the time of admission, you will also receive information on any financial aid you’ve been awarded if you have applied for financial aid by the deadline.

You will have three weeks from the date of your admissions notification to submit a tuition deposit and confirm your enrollment at Stevens.

Applying for Financial Aid

  • You must file the FAFSA and CSS Profile in order to be considered for Stevens financial aid as well as federal and state aid. Designate Stevens as the recipient of your FAFSA application by using our federal school code number: 002639.  Designate Stevens as the recipient of your CSS Profile information by using our CSS school code: 2819.  

  •  If you are a New Jersey resident who received EOF funding at your last college, you should make a note of this on your Stevens application.  

  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa are required to submit, with their application of admission, proof of membership (membership card or certificate) in consideration for a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship of no more than $5,000.

  • Stevens awards both merit-based and need-based awards to transfer students. Students who are applying for a second degree (seeking a bachelor’s degree after completing a bachelor’s degree at another institution) are not eligible for merit- or need-based financial aid, but you may qualify for a limited selection of government loans.

  • International students are only eligible to receive merit-based awards from Stevens. Learn more about international student resources for financial aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Evaluating Your Credits

Stevens awards transfer credit by matching your courses with equivalent Stevens courses. The more information we have, the better chance you have of receiving credit.

  • To be evaluated for college credit, you must submit three documents: Credit Evaluation Form (via your Stevens Student portal), a detailed syllabus for each course, and all official college transcripts.  Ask your instructor or department head to provide you with a course syllabus or outline, if you don’t have one. If you have attended multiple institutions, please submit official transcripts and course syllabi for all coursework you wish to have evaluated for credit.

  • Please use your Stevens Student Portal to upload the credit evaluation form and detailed syllabi.  Please upload the specific syllabi for your completed courses and those that are in progress.  To ensure timely review, please do not upload an entire course catalog from an institution.

  • Your official college transcript(s) should be sent to the attention of: 

    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Ruesterholz Admissions Center
    1 Castle Point Terrace
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    email: [email protected]
    fax: 201.216.8348 

  • To receive a timely credit evaluation, all materials must be submitted by the preferred deadline of May 1 for all students applying for fall transfer, and by the preferred deadline of October 15 for all students applying for spring transfer.

  • An official AP score report is required for any advanced placement exam credit. Read more about transferring advanced placement credits.

  • International students: All documentation including course syllabi must be translated into English and accompanied by a credential evaluation report from WES or ECE.

  • The Office of Undergraduate Academics will notify you of the results of your credit evaluation, and the Registrar will be provided with the information they need to incorporate the evaluation into your academic record.

Credit Evaluation Policies

  • You must receive a C or higher in order for the credits to transfer.

  • If you earned credits five years or more from your intended Stevens date of attendance, these credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • Foreign language credits have no equivalent at Stevens but may satisfy general elective credit, if approved.

  • Stevens does not guarantee that credits earned elsewhere will fully satisfy the Stevens course requirements.

Engineering Transfer Students

If you’re transferring into an engineering program, in most cases, it will take you three years to complete the Bachelor of Engineering degree. Stevens offers a highly innovative and unique curriculum which includes eight semesters of engineering design courses culminating in a capstone senior design project. Due to this aspect of the curriculum, it is unlikely that you will be able to complete six design courses in one year to be ready for the senior design capstone project the following year. Therefore, we advise engineering transfer applicants to plan for a three-year course of study.

Transfer Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • You have the right to a fair and quick assessment of your credits.

  • Should you have any questions regarding the transfer credits that have been awarded, please contact the Transfer Credit Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Academics.

  • Once the assessment of transfer credits is completed by the Office of Undergraduate Academics, you may request to have additional credits evaluated through the Registrar's Office.

  • It is your responsibility to respond promptly to requests for additional information needed by Stevens.

  • You must adhere to all deadlines communicated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Transfer Applicant FAQs

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  • Book a campus visit (recommended for all applicants)

  • File your FAFSA and complete your CSS Profile (required if you wish to be considered for Stevens financial aid as well as federal and state aid and is strongly recommended for all applicants)

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