Students at DYC

When you apply to D'Youville you'll be automatically considered for a merit scholarship based on academic achievement.


Transfer Students

D'Youville Welcomes Transfer Students

Each year, hundreds of students attending other post-secondary institutions decide to transfer to D'Youville College. We accept transfer students in both the fall and spring semester.

A transfer student is an individual who, after completing high school, home school or GED, has earned at least 12 credits at a college or university - but has not yet earned a bachelor's degree. If you have earned fewer than 12 credit hours, you should apply to D'Youville as a First Time Freshman student.

To begin the admissions process, review the steps below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What credits can I transfer?

D'Youville accepts many college-level credits from regionally accredited two- or four-year degree-granting institutions.

You can check how the courses you've taken at other schools match D'Youville's courses and degree requirements on our  Online Course Equivalency Website

  • This website is for informational purposes only. After you apply for admission we'll evaluate your transcript and get back to you with an official credit evaluation. We'll also let you know what courses you'll need to complete a D'Youville degree.
  • After you apply and are accepted to D'Youville, you'll receive an official transcript evaluation that indicates how many of your transfer credits are accepted.

Transfer Credit Policies

The Registrar's Office determines whether college credits earned at other institutions can be transferred to D'Youville. 

  • Typically, transfer credit is awarded for each course in which you earned a grade of "C" or better. 
  • Credits from college's without regional accreditation are evaluated for transfer credit on a case by case basis. 
  • You can transfer up to half of the credits required for your major and all of the credits required for the college's core curriculum
  • You must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at D'Youville College and meet all of the major/program requirements and core curriculum requirements in order to graduate.

Are there scholarships for transfer students?

There are scholarships available for transfer students. When you apply to D'Youville, you'll be automatically evaluated for a merit scholarships at the time of admission - there's no additional application. 

Scholarships for Transfer Students
Grade Point Average Scholarship Amount
2.75 - 2.99 $3,500 annually
3.0 - 3.49 $4,000 annually
3.5 - 4.0 $5,000 annually

Our scholarships are renewable annually for the duration of your degree program.

Calculate Cost

Use our Net Price Calculator to see how much aid you are eligible to receive. 

Apply for Financial Aid

  • To determine financial aid eligibility, complete the FAFSA online . The D'Youville College code number is 002712. To be considered for most sources of financial assistance, we recommend you file the FAFSA by February 15, so you can receive an award letter from us in early March. The priority date to file for the spring semester is November 1.
  • New York State residents must also complete a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application . After filing the FAFSA, a pre-printed TAP application will be generated automatically. The D'Youville College TAP code is 0195. To qualify, you must show financial need in addition to full-time status.
  • Questions about financial aid? We assign each student a financial aid counselor to make the process as easy as possible. You can also attend a financial aid workshop on campus to learn more about the process.

What are the course requirements for my major?

Download or view a program curriculum for the major you're interested in. 

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Combined Degree Majors

When are Transfer Information Sessions held?

Prospective students can learn about the transfer admissions process at our convenient one-hour sessions, held on the DYC campus.

At our one-hour Transfer Information Sessions, you'll learn about application procedures and requirements for transfer students for all undergraduate programs, except Physician Assistant. The discussion will include application submission, deadlines, required documents, academic requirements, program curriculums, and transfer of credits. A question and answer session will be included.

View Dates for Transfer Information Sessions

Steps to Apply

Submit Your Application

Complete and submit your official application for admission.   

  • Applying to D'Youville is free.
  • You'll need to create a log-in ID and password. If you can't complete the application in one sitting, that's okay. You can access the form as often as you like.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Tip: Keep your username and password in an easy-to-find location. 

Deadlines / When Will You Hear?

D'Youville has a rolling admissions policy (except for Physician Assistant). The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of a decision. Decisions are typically mailed within 6 weeks of a completed application.

Submit Your Application (Physician Assistant)

Be sure to review the admission criteria for the Physician Assistant Combined degree program before applying.

Physician Assistant applications for Transfer Students must be completed and submitted by November 1.

  • Transfer applicants to the physician assistant program must use the CASPA application. NOTE: Do not complete the D'Youville College online application.
  • Submit transcripts for all previous college credits, including courses in progress to CASPA.
  • Letters of recommendation and an essay are required and must be completed within the CASPA application.
  • Applicants to the Physician Assistant program are required to complete at least 80 hours of direct patient interaction. You'll need to have your supervisor submit the verification form for this requirement through CASPA.
  • If selected to advance in our application process, applicants must complete an on-campus interview with faculty, students and preceptors in the D'Youville College Physician Assistant Department.
  • Prior to enrollment, you may be asked to provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent. 

Supplemental Materials

The supplemental materials are available to applicants during the online application process. Transfer students will find these materials in the Course Materials section of the CASPA application.

  • Provide official documentation of at least 80 hours of direct patient contact hours either through volunteer activities or employment activities
  • Write an essay of 750 words.
  • Three reference forms, one of the three references should come from a healthcare provider or professional (i.e., a physician, RN, PA, etc.) who has observed the candidate in a healthcare setting (either volunteer or employed)

Hard-Copy Documents

Any hard-copy documents should be mailed to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
D'Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201  

Forward your transcripts

A separate official transcript must be received from each institution you previously attended.

Ask the registrar's office at your previous college(s) to send an official transcript to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
D'Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

We also accept electronic versions of your transcripts. 

Accept Your Admissions Offer

If you're accepted to D'Youville, you'll receive a packet of information, including a "Guide for Accepted Students" handbook. 

To secure your place at D'Youville, make sure to submit the enrollment deposit online, by mail, or in person. Your payment must be postmarked by May 1 (fall applicants) or January 1 (spring applicants). This deposit confirms your place for the next term and is non-refundable after the deposit deadline.

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