transfer students

Dates and Deadlines

Term Starting in January of 2015

Application Deadline: November 1, 2014
Deposit Deadline: January 1, 2015 (may not guarantee space in all academic offerings or on–campus housing. Subject to change with availability.)

Term Starting in September of 2015

Application Deadline: August 1, 2015 (may not guarantee space in all academic offerings or on-campus housing. Subject to change with availability)
Final College Transcript Deadline: August 1, 2015
Deposit Deadline: August 15, 2015 (may not guarantee space in all academic offerings or on-campus housing. Subject to change with availability)

Scholarships offered

Scholarships are awarded annually and are dependent upon good academic standing. Students will be notified of scholarship decisions at the time of admission to Colby-Sawyer. For questions or further details regarding transfer scholarships, please contact the Admissions Office at

Transfer students may also apply for need-based financial aid. Please see our Applying for Aid webpage for further information.

Application Requirements

Common Application: Simply check off “transfer” on the application
Note: If you choose to submit a paper copy of the Common Application, you will be required to pay the $45 application fee.

Essay/letter of intent: See Common Application for essay topics or students may find it appropriate to write about their transfer quest

Dean's Recommendation Form: This form can also be faxed to us at (603) 526-3452

College Transcripts w/ course descriptions: We will need an official college transcript with a seal or signature on it. Course descriptions can include a course syllabi or course catalogue for courses taken.

High School Transcripts or GED record: Must be official copies

One other recommendation: This can be from a professor or an employer. If relevant, a high school teacher may also submit a recommendation on a student's behalf.

SAT or ACT Scores (optional): You may choose to submit your standardized test scores if you feel they will strengthen your application, but they are not required.

Students interested in the Nursing Program

The Colby-Sawyer College nursing curriculum is designed for the student seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The ability to accept transfer students seeking entry into the Nursing Program will be evaluated on an individual basis and will be considered only when space permits. Priority for entrance to the nursing program is given to enrolled Colby-Sawyer College students. Further information is available from the Admissions Office and the Registrar's Office. To learn more about Nursing program, click here.

International Transfer Students

International students who are interested in transferring to Colby-Sawyer, please click here to view application requirements.

Regional College Fairs

You can also learn about Colby-Sawyer through our college fairs, held in various regions of the country. To learn more, visit our College Fair schedule.

Contact Us

To request more information, just click here.

Contact Trasnfer Admissions at or call (800)272-1015.

Colby-Sawyer College is a member of the New England Transfer Assocation, an organization that provides support to transfer students and to colleges and universities in the region.