Application procedures

A transfer student is someone who has attended another college or university after graduating from high school and has more than 12 transferable credits. Transfer students are welcome at Lynn University, and every effort is made to make the transfer of credits and completion of the degree requirements as easy as possible. Students with fewer than 12 transferable credits need to follow the application procedures outlined for first-year students. Transfer applicants should submit the following:

  • Completed application form ( In addition to the Lynn University application, the Common Application is also accepted.
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from the candidate’s current college and from all previous colleges/universities attended.
  • Dean of students certification and recommendation form signed by the dean of students at candidate’s current or most recent college/university attended.
  • $45 non-refundable application fee (waived if application is submitted electronically).
  • High school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores are not necessary if 12 or more transferable college credits have been successfully completed.

Important deadlines

December 1 – Spring Semester

  • Transfer students who wish to apply for the spring semester should submit their application and supporting documents by December 1 and are notified of a decision on a rolling basis.
  • Applications submitted after December 1 are reviewed on a space available basis.

July 1 – Fall Semester

  • Transfer students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The application and supporting documents should be submitted by July 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.
  • Applications submitted after July 1 are reviewed on a space available basis.

Upon admission to Lynn University, students will receive an evaluation of transfer credits provided by the Office of the Registrar. Admitted applicants should submit a deposit to reserve a place in the class. This deposit is credited to the student’s account and is nonrefundable after May 1 for fall semester applicants.

Transfer credit is awarded for courses successfully completed at a regionally accredited institution or an institution whose accrediting organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Official transcripts from each institution attended must be submitted in order for the Office of the Registrar to complete a formal transfer evaluation. Courses completed outside of the United States require students to submit an official foreign credential evaluation and translation along with their official transcripts. Each transfer evaluation is reviewed by the Office of Academic Affairs and/or appropriate college faculty.

A course evaluated as equivalent to a Lynn course is accepted as that course. A course evaluated as inequivalent may be accepted as an elective. If a preliminary evaluation is completed for a student based on an unofficial transcript, that evaluation will not be considered final until official documentation is received and reviewed for accuracy.

Although credits transfer in from other institutions, grades do not. Transfer courses are listed on the transcript with a grade of “T.” A student’s Lynn grade point average is based solely on courses completed at Lynn University. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Lynn University.