Transfer Students

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:

Candidates must meet the same academic standards required of freshmen and must be in good academic standing at the institution they currently attend. Transfer students are not eligible to apply for the Honors Program.

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 want courses previously taken to be evaluated for possible transfer or want pre-approval for courses they plan to take must submit the following items.  Please note that Yeshiva University will only evaluate transcripts for credit after the applicant has been accepted. 

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

Previously Admitted Transfer Applicants:

If you were previously admitted to Yeshiva University and declined admission to attend a different institution, you need not start a new application. Please fill out the Application Reactivation Form and submit the items listed above for having courses evaluated (official college transcript and syllabi).

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.