Transfer Students

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To ensure timely file completion and course registration, the Admissions Office will adhere to the following deadlines:
For Fall 2016, applications for admission must be submitted by Monday August 22, 2016.
The last day for all new students to register for Fall 2016 classes will be Friday August 26, 2016.
The Fall 2016 semester begins on Monday August 29, 2016.

Fall 2016

Approximately 40% of Southern’s student body consists of Transfer Students who already had some level of higher education experience prior to attending Southern. As a university, we are dedicated to making this transition a positive experience. Understanding the policies regarding admission and the transferring of credits is the first step. Please review the information below.

Admissions Requirements

Whether you have 6, 12, or 90 credits from an accredited college or university, admission to Southern is based on the following requirements:

For previous Southern students who left the university with a GPA lower than a 2.0 -  please see the options below.  You will need to obtain a 2.0 at Southern to be considered for readmission as a matriculated student.

Application Requirements


Transfer applicants must submit the following items to complete an application for admission to Southern:

*Application Fee Waiver: A waiver of the admission application fee is authorized for any financially needy student who completes and submits to the admission office the Transfer Application Fee Waiver form.

The Admissions Office will strictly enforce this checklist of required documents for Transfer application file completion.  It is crucial for accurate academic advisement and course selection to have all transfer credits in Banner at the time of registration.

Therefore, proof of High School graduation and official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities must be received by the Southern Admissions office to complete an application file for admission review and render an admission decision.
Admission decisions are primarily based on the most recent college transcript (minimum 2.0 GPA).

Students who once attended Southern as a matriculated student, left the university in good standing, and completed fewer than 12 credits at another institution during their leave must submit a readmission form to the Registrar’s Office.

Application Process

Transfer Credits

Transfer Equivalency (CT Colleges Only)

If you are transferring from an accredited institution within CT, you may be able to find out how your courses transfer before applying. Visit the Transfer Articulation Request to look through our database of colleges and universities. If your school is listed, you will be able to search the courses you have taken and see how they may transfer.

Advanced Standing

If you are interested in receiving credit for high school AP exams, please review this link: Advanced Placement. Official score reports must be sent to Undergraduate Admissions.

To learn about Southern’s CLEP policy, please review this link: CLEP.

If you earned college credits while in high school through an Early College Experience program, please remember to submit official college transcripts for those credits earned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Transfer Students - Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions not covered in the FAQ, please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office.