Transfer Student Admission

Transfer students are a welcome addition to Elms College bringing fresh perspectives and vitality to campus. You’ll be greeted warmly by faculty, staff, and fellow students.

Applying for Transfer Admission

We accept applications on a rolling basis and will begin to review as early as October. You can fill out the Elms ApplicationCommon Application, or paper application. You will find everything you need to complete your application on our apply page.

Making the Most of Your Transfer Credits

We work one-on-one with transfer students to determine your choice of major, transfer credits, and how long it will take you to graduate. After you apply, we will review your transcript for content in the liberal arts to determine if your previous courses satisfy our core requirements and the requirements for your intended major. You will receive a credit evaluation that outlines this information.

You can transfer up to 75 credits from other institutions towards a bachelor’s degree for 100-level or higher courses completed within the last 10 years and for which you have achieved a “C” grade or better. Courses required for the nursing major must have a grade of “B-” to be accepted for transfer credit.

We also have articulation and transfer agreements with many area colleges to make your transition as seamless as possible.

Transfer Scholarships Available

Elms College offers merit-based scholarships to full-time transfer students. Students are awarded a merit scholarship at the time of admission.

Transfer students interested in majoring in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics are encouraged to apply to the ElmSTEMs program. The ElmSTEM Scholarship will be awarded to transfer students only in 2018. Students majoring in pre-medical studies or education are not eligible to participate.

Find Us On Your Community College Campus

Transfer Counselors are available to answer questions via phone or email and also have office hours at Holyoke Community College (HCC) and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). HCC and STCC office hours run September through May.

STCC      Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.     Building 27, second floor

HCC       Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.     Frost Building, room 273

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Counselor during the summer months, please call the Admission Office at 413.592.3189 to schedule a personalized visit to our campus in Chicopee.

Visit us on campus

In addition to Open Houses, Saturday Visit Days, and daily campus tours, we offer visit opportunities tailored to transfer students. Check out our visit page and schedule your visit today.