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
    • Applicants should please begin by creating an account in our online application. This will give them access to their personal portal where they will be able to submit their application. Once the application is submitted, the supplemental items will be populated based on the applicant’s admission type. The applicant will be prompted to upload their essay and resume. The applicant will also be able to submit the names and contact information of their recommenders, who will receive a link to upload their letters of recommendation directly into our system. The applicant’s high school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by their high school administration.  College transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the institute itself. The applicant’s ACT/SAT official score report must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the testing service. Finally, we require an interview for every applicant.  Please contact yuadmit@yu.edu to schedule an interview.  Applicants can always check their application status or the status of their items by logging into their portal.
  • $65 Application Fee
    • Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  • Essay
    • For Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 Applicants: Please respond to the following prompt in either 500-750 words or if preferred, applicants can address the prompt in another medium such as art, music or poetry accompanied by a 300 word narrative.  Responses should be uploaded to the applicant’s application portal in either PDF or Word format. 
      • If you had the opportunity to do over a moment in your life and change how you acted, what moment would you choose? Explain why you have chosen this moment. In what ways have you changed since that original moment that would influence how you would respond or react today.  
  • Resume/Extracurricular Activity List  
    • Please upload a resume or extracurricular activity list that details your extracurricular involvement, internships and work experience at school and in your community.
  • 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
    • As a result of the challenges students face in fulfilling the requirement of submitting standardized test scores due to COVID-19, Yeshiva University will adopt a one year test optional policy for 2021 high school graduates and first time applicants applying to the university. This will be true for both general admission and Honors applicants. Students applying early admissions will still be required to submit scores.
  • 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 request courses previously taken to be evaluated for possible transfer, or request 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.

All incoming HS students can transfer in 9 TRANSFER credits regardless of where the course was taken. These 9 credits will NOT reduce residency and this will be in effect for students starting 2021.

Please note:

Below is a link to pre-approved courses by school for the Sy Syms School of Business, Stern College for Women, and Yeshiva College.  Please be advised that additions will be posted as courses are reviewed and approved by the academic departments.  Course evaluations are 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.