Transfer Students

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Transfer Student Resources
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Transfer Scholarship Award
Transfer Process Checklist
Contact Us


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.

Want to learn more? Join us at Defiance College Transfer Day on Friday, May 24. Register here!

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TRANSFER STUDENT RESOURCES

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

Career Development
Academic Support Services
Hands-on Learning


TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION

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.


TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Our commitment is to make DC affordable and recognize your academic achievement!
$15,000 Scholarship for students with a 3.5 GPA and above
$12,000 Scholarship for students with a 2.5 - 3.49 GPA
$10,000 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.

Scholarships are awarded to accepted, full-time transfer students based on academic performance at all previously-attended colleges/universities.


TRANSFER PROCESS CHECKLIST

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.


CONTACT US

Questions? The following contacts are happy to assist you:

Brenda Averesch
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Recruitment Coordinator
419-783-2352
baveresch@defiance.edu

Jack Lawson
Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Student Support Coordinator
419-783-2313
jlawson@defiance.edu

Registrar's Office, for transcript evaluations
419-783-2375
registrar@defiance.edu