We welcome your interest in Defiance College!
Whatever your reasons for transferring, we're here to help make your transition as
smooth as possible.
An admission counselor will assist you throughout your admission process. You can start by applying for admission. If you apply online, we'll waive the application fee! A list of items you need to apply is on the online application form.
Start the Transfer Process Early
It is very important that you start the transfer process early! Even if you are just beginning your post-secondary education and do not plan to transfer to Defiance College until a future semester, it is never too early to begin. A little bit of advanced planning helps you to make the most of your time and money!
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Defiance College can determine the transferability of your previously-earned college course work even before you apply for admission. By sending a transcript listing your completed courses to our Registrar's Office, we can do a preliminary evaluation within two to three business days.
Transfer Process Checklist
Transfer students interested in enrolling full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) should follow the Office of Admissions Transfer Process Checklist below.
_____ Visit Defiance College
This is the best way to experience DC and all it has to offer - and we'll waive your application fee! Call ahead so we can arrange your personal itinerary to include the people you need to see: admissions/financial aid, faculty in your major, an athletic coach if you wish, and a current DC student for a personal campus tour.
_____ Apply for Admission
There are three easy ways: by mail, on-line, in person.
- By mail: Send us your completed application for admission, official high school and college transcripts, and the $25.00 application fee (remember it's waived if you visit).
- On-line: Complete all parts of the application. Request official copies of your high school and college transcripts to be forwarded to the Office of Admissions. The $25.00 application fee will be waived since you are applying on-line.
- In person: Bring your completed application for admission and official high school and college transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
NOTE: Official transcripts are those sent to DC directly from the high school or college with an official seal or signature on the transcript.
_____ Transfer Credit Evaluation
After sending us your official high school and college transcripts, you will receive an evaluation in the Registrar's Office of the transfer credit awarded and how it applies to your selected major. Learn more
_____ Orientation and Registration.
Once you are accepted, register to attend Transfer Student Express Registration to schedule your classes, get your student ID, set up your student email account, and more.
Questions? Please contact the following Defiance College offices for further information.
Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Student Support Coordinator