Transfer students are students who have graduated from an accredited secondary school and have completed college course work at an accredited institution other than Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admissions process. However, the University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on an applicant. A candidate for admission is encouraged to make a personal appointment with an admissions counselor in order to discuss admission eligibility or education plans and/or take a campus tour. Each campus arranges visits through its Office of Admissions.
Candidates for transfer from regionally accredited institutions who meet the eligibility requirements may be admitted with advanced standing. Applicants must submit official transcripts for all college and university course work taken to date (at the time of the application). Any applicant who has earned 24 or more credits of satisfactory course work, including English and mathematics, need not submit a high school transcript for admission. An evaluation of previous academic work will be made in accordance with the following policy:
Students with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or
an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
All credits earned at a college from which a student received an associate degree will be evaluated for transfer to Fairleigh Dickinson University degree programs. Course work in which grades of A through C have been earned will be considered for transfer to major courses and electives. Grades of C- or D may only be eligible for transfer to nonmajor courses.
A maximum of 64 credits will be transferred from two-year associate degree programs, and a maximum of 96 credits will be transferred from four-year baccalaureate degree programs. No more than 96 credits may transfer in total from any previous undergraduate experience. A total of 90 credits can be transferred into the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies program.
Students with credits earned beyond their associate degree in a four-year baccalaureate degree program may have courses with grades of A through C evaluated for transfer. Grades below C (C- through F) will not be accepted for transfer.
Students without an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Courses from regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated for transfer if they are applicable to Fairleigh Dickinson University degree programs and grades of A through C have been earned. Grades below C (C- through F) will not he accepted for transfer.
Students with Credits Earned Toward a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
Only grades of A through C are transferable.
Students from Nonregionally Accredited Institutions
Qualified students from other than regionally accredited institutions may request consideration for admission on the basis of successful past academic performance.
Fairleigh Dickinson University has articulation agreements with a number of New Jersey community colleges. Prospective community college transfer students are encouraged to contact the transfer counselor at their home college for more information.
For entering students, transfer credits will not be computed in the cumulative grade point ratio (CGPR) earned at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The total number of credits transferred must meet with the curriculum requirements of the major department at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
A transfer student may transfer credit achieved through either formal course work or through proficiency examination to the extent that the credits transferred do not circumvent existing University policy requiring a minimum of 32 credits in residence including at least 50 percent of the credits required for the major. (A minimum of 30 credits in residence is required for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies program.) In those instances in which only the minimum number of credits are completed at Fairleigh Dickinson University, they must be taken in a time sequence equivalent to the seventh- and eighth-semester standing of the baccalaureate study.
Any course work completed more than 10 years before the projected date of awarding the degree (including work for which credit is transferred from another college) shall be evaluated by the department offering the student's major for its currency. Where it is deemed appropriate, the department will design a course of study to familiarize the student with more recent developments. The individual program will be outlined in a written statement to the student.
At least one half of the credits applied toward the baccalaureate degree must be earned at Fairleigh Dickinson University in order for a student to be eligible for graduation honors. Only the credits taken at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a minimum of 64 credits, will be used in this evaluation.