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Transfer Applicants

Looking for a new path?

Every year, we welcome around 200 transfer students to our undergraduate ranks. If you've worked hard in college so far, if you've been involved at school and in the community, and you're open to new challenges and ideas, we hope you'll apply to join the Pioneers.

  • Application checklist

    Application Checklist

    To apply for admission, you must complete the Common App or Pioneer App, submit a $65 application fee, submit your academic transcripts and send along your test scores if you've completed less than a year of undergraduate study. You may also choose to provide an optional letter of recommendation.

    Transfer Application Checklist

  • Application deadlines

    Application Deadlines

    We need to receive your application materials by the dates below for each respective quarter of study:

    • Fall Quarter: April 1 priority deadline, June 1 final deadline
    • Winter Quarter: October 15
    • Spring Quarter: February 1 (limited space; applications are considered on a case-by-case basis)
    • Summer Quarter: May 1
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Pioneer Application

You can use our Pioneer Application, which is specialized for DU and allows you to submit your materials all at once.

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Common Application

We also accept the Common App, so if you're applying to other schools, this might be the best option for you. We don't discriminate between application types, and you only need to submit one application.

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Additional Steps

If you're a business, music, or art major, you'll have a few extra steps to complete for your transfer application.

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Academic Standards & Transfer of Credit

Have you challenged yourself, both in and out of the classroom? We have guidelines for transferring college credit and what kind of work we like to see from transfer applicants.


Veterans Services

We offer a range of services for applicants from military backgrounds. From understanding tuition and aid to career advancement and advising, our Office of Veterans Services is here to make sure you have the information you need during the application phase and beyond.

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Merit Scholarships

67 percent of our undergraduate transfer students receive some kind of merit-based aid. We offer a range of scholarships for undergraduate students, from merit aid to grants and departmental awards.

Financial Aid

If you're applying for financial assistance as a transfer student, you'll need to submit a FAFSA and complete a CSS Profile. Check out our detailed financial aid instructions and contact us if you need assistance. We also award more than $156 million in financial assistance annually.


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    Degree Programs

    We offer more than 100 degree programs, including dual-degree programs and a wide range of minors and concentrations. Our philosophy is based in interdisciplinary study and hands-on learning, with opportunities for experience in the community and the professional world. Create a program that fits your interests and matches up with the coursework you've already finished. Whether you're a scientist, an artist or somewhere in between, we'll help you find the path that suits your passion.


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