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Application Checklist

Take these steps as a transfer applicant.

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  • Submit a completed Transfer Pioneer Application or Transfer Common Application (we accept either application).
  • Submit an essay (included in the application form).
  • Pay a $65 non-refundable application fee (check, money order or online payments accepted). If financial hardship is present, fee waivers are granted upon request on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with appropriate personnel at your school to assess applicability. We will accept fee waiver forms from reputable sources (NACAC, for example).
  • Submit official transcripts from all college-level study attempted at previous and/or current institutions.
  • Optional: Submit a teacher, professor or advisor recommendation.
  • If you have completed less than one year of college study (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours), you must also submit:
    •  An official secondary school transcript
    •  Official results of the SAT and/or ACT. For fall  2017 applicants, we prefer students submit the Redesigned SAT, but we will accept both the old and the Redesigned SAT (and will have a concordance table to help us evaluate the results). For 2018, students need to submit the Redesigned SAT. 

Additional or different steps are required for:

  • Adult Students - Applicants who are 24 years of age or older and have completed some college-level study at another institution may use the transfer version of either application and have the option of submitting a letter of recommendation from an employer.
  • Music Majors - Music majors are required to complete the Lamont School of Music supplemental application. Once music students submit the Pioneer Application or Common Application, they will receive additional information about the music application and  audition/portfolio requirements . Contact the Lamont School of Music at 303.871.6973 or with questions.
  • Business Majors - The Daniels College of Business requires a secondary application process to pursue a business major. Students transferring to DU from other institutions must work directly with the Undergraduate Admission transfer coordinator. A professional resume is required.