TRANSFER APPLICANTS


Overview
Criteria
How to Apply
Credit Transfer Process
Previously Admitted Applicants
International Transfer Applicants 
Financial Aid

Overview:

Applicants for admission to Stern College for Women, Syms School of Business or Yeshiva College as transfer students from other colleges and universities.

Criteria:

  • Students with 29 or less earned post-secondary credits are required to submit their High School Transcript, SAT/ACT Scores and College Transcript.
  • Students with 30 or more earned post-secondary credits are required to submit their College Transcript. The credits must be post secondary credits earned at an accredited college or university.  Israel credits are not counted towards this policy.

How to Apply:

For the application to be processed, transfer applicants are required to submit the following items:

  • Completed Application
    • Please begin by creating an account in our online application. This will give you access to your personal portal where you will be able to submit your application and supplemental items, and check your application status. 
  • $65 Application Fee
    • Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  • Essay
    • Applicants must respond to one of the following prompts in 750 words or fewer.  Essays should be uploaded to the applicant’s personal application portal.
      1. Who is one person, past or present, with whom you would like to switch places for one day? Explain
      2. Describe a time in your life when you had to decide between taking a risk and playing it safe. What choice did you make? What was the outcome of your choice? Would you have made the same decision looking back on the experience or would you make a different decision?
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
    • Official scores must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the testing service (i.e., College Board, ACT).  Yeshiva University does not require the writing section on the SAT or ACT.
      • Yeshiva University's SAT school code is 2990                      
      • Yeshiva University's ACT school code is 2992
  • Official High School Transcript
    • High school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the high school administration (e.g., college guidance counselor, principal).
  • Official College Transcript
    • College transcripts must be sent directly of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the institution itself. 
  • Interview with a YU Admissions Officer
    • To schedule an interview, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 646-592-4440.  See when YU is visiting your town!
    • Yeshiva University takes a holistic approach in reviewing an applicant’s candidacy.  The interview allows the Admissions officer to meet all applicants and get to know them outside of their application.

Credit Transfer Process:

Transfer applicants who wants courses previously taken to be evaluated for possible transfer, or want pre-approval for courses they plan to to take, must submit the following documents. (Yeshiva University will only evaluate transcripts and syllabi for credit after applicants have been accepted).

1. Official college transcript with course numbers and final grades (for courses already completed at another institution)
2. Full syllabus in PDF format for each outside college course to be evaluated

Please note:

Below is a list of pre-approved courses by school for the Sy Syms School of Business, Stern College for Women, and Yeshiva College. Be aware that additions will be posted as courses are reviewed and approved by the academic departments and the whole list will be reviewed annually since the course evaluations are only valid for up to 4 years from the date approved.

Current Pre-Approved Courses by School (Sy Syms Only)

Current Pre-Approved Courses by School (Stern College Only)

Current Pre-Approved Courses by School (Yeshiva College Only)

Previously Admitted Transfer Applicants:

If you were previously admitted to Yeshiva University and declined admission to attend a different institution, and are NOT transferring credits, you need to complete a Reapplication Form on the application page. Students who wish to transfer credits from another college, regardless of whether or not you have been accepted, need to complete a new online application

International Transfer Applicants:

Transfer applicants from countries outside of the United States should refer to the International Applicant page for more information regarding additional application requirements.

Financial Aid:

Yeshiva University is committed to creating a financial aid package that will make this extraordinary education a reality.  To learn more about financing your education or the financial aid application process, please visit www.yu.edu/osf or contact the Office of Student Finance directly at 212.960.5399 or studentaid@yu.edu.