Transfer Students

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Your Defiance College journey may just be getting started; however, we recognize that your higher education journey is well underway. We welcome your unique experiences as a transfer student and believe that those experiences add value and diversity to our campus. Our dedicated faculty, staff, and coaches are committed to helping you reach your personal and professional goals so that you can Defy the Ordinary!

As a DC transfer student, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with our expert Transfer Admission Counselor who will guide you through every step of the process.


Start your journey by exploring our 40+ majors and programs!

Submit your application for admission or add Defiance College to the Common Application.

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We provide the following resources to help you succeed from application to graduation:

Career Development
Academic Support Services
Hands-on Learning


If you're transferring from an accredited university, we make the process as fast and efficient as possible - usually within two to three business days. Learn about our credit evaluation.


Our commitment is to make DC affordable and recognize your academic achievement! Scholarships are awarded to full-time transfer students  accepted for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 based on academic performance at all previously-attended colleges/universities.

$15,000 Scholarship for students with a 3.5 GPA and above
$13,000 Scholarship for students with a 2.5 - 3.49 GPA
$11,000 Scholarship for students with a 2.49 - 2.00 GPA

$2,000 Associate Degree Award for students  who have completed their degree at a two-year college or university.


Transfer students interested in enrolling full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) should follow the checklist below:

_____ Visit Defiance College

_____ Apply for Admission

Three easy ways: online, in person, or through Common App.

      1. Online: Complete the application. Request official* copies of your high school and college transcripts to be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.
      2. In Person: Bring your official* high school and college transcripts to the Office of Admissions and fill out an application with us.
      3. Add Defiance College to Common App.
*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.

_____ Orientation and Registration

Once you are accepted, register to attend Student Express Registration to schedule your classes, get your student ID, set up your student email account, and more.


Questions? The following contacts are happy to assist you:

Brenda Averesch
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Recruitment Coordinator

Jack Lawson
Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Student Support Coordinator

Registrar's Office, for transcript evaluations