Transfer Student Requirements and Resources

Every year, the Whitman School welcomes up to 30 transfer students from other colleges and universities.  Admissions decisions for external transfer students are made by the the SU Office of Admissions using the Common Application. If you wish to transfer to Whitman for the fall semester, we encourage you to submit your application to Admissions by January 1st in order to receive full consideration for admission and financial aid.  Admissions will continue to review completed transfer applications after January 1st on a space-available basis.


New students from different colleges and universities have a unique transition experience, but our staff will help make sure that you understand how your credits will transfer, that you are correctly registered for Whitman courses, and that you understand the Whitman School's undergraduate academic policies.

Academic policies for these transfer students are:
  • Syllabi will be required to evaluate transfer credit for business courses
  • Only courses that will count toward graduation credit will be transferred into the Whitman program
  • To be considered for commencement honors (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude), you must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours at Syracuse University
  • Courses in which a student received a letter grade of "C-" or below will not transfer into Syracuse University
  • Students begin with a new GPA once they transfer to Syracuse University. Credits from an outside institution will transfer, but grades will not
  • Once matriculated into the Whitman School, a maximum of 12 additional credits may be transferred from another institution.

For a listing of courses from other colleges and universities that have been approved for transfer check with the  Whitman Undergraduate Office.

For further information about these policies, or any other issues, contact the Whitman Undergraduate Office.