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Transfer Applicants


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

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  • 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:

  1. Completed Application
    Applicants can begin by creating an online application account. This will give them access to their personal application portal where they will be able to submit their admissions application. Once the application has been submitted, the supplemental application requirements will populate based on the applicant’s admission type. The applicant will be prompted to upload their essay and a list of their extracurricular activities or resume. The applicant will also be able to provide the names and contact information of recommenders, who will receive a link to their e-mail to upload their letters of recommendation directly into the application system. The applicant’s high school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by their high school administration.  Transfer applicants must have their official college transcripts sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the granting institution. The ACT/SAT is not required for general admission but if submitted the applicant’s ACT/SAT official score report must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the testing service. Finally, every applicant requires an interview.  Please contact to schedule an interview.  Applicants can always check their application status or the status of their items by logging into their portal.
  2. $65 Nonrefundable Application Fee
    Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  3. Essay
    Please respond to one of the following prompts in 500-750 words:  Essay should be uploaded to the applicant’s application portal in either PDF or Word format.
    Essays Topics
    Essay Option 1: Hakarat hatov: Write a thank you letter to someone in your life.  Express your gratitude and detail what you appreciate and why it is important to you.
    Essay Option 2: Here's how I intend to change the world...
  4. Short Answer Questions (25 words or less). 
    Pick 3. Try to be as specific, creative, personal and original as possible. Responses should be uploaded to the applicant’s application portal in either PDF or Word format.
    1. My approach to managing rejection is...
    2. I feel most responsible when...
    3. I discovered my own resilience when...
    4. The greatest chessed I ever did was...
    5. People say I am honest because...
    6. ___________ brings me joy.
  5. 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.  
  6. Official SAT or ACT Scores - Scores are Optional
    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
  7. 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).
  8. Official College Transcript
    College transcripts must be sent directly of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the institution itself. 
  9. Letter of Recommendation 
    Please identify a person who can help the Admissions Committee better understand why you would make a great fit for Yeshiva University. 
    Your personal application portal will allow you to send an email to the people you have selected.  
  10. Interview with a YU Admissions Officer
    Schedule an interview HERE. 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.

Newly admitted students can have their college courses taken during high school count towards their undergraduate degree.  

Transfer students may apply to participate in the Honors Program once they are on campus but are not eligible for academic scholarship.  

Transfer High School Course Policy

Students who have successfully passed college-level courses

Effective Fall 2021, undergraduate students who have successfully passed college-level courses while enrolled in high school may be eligible to have these credits applied toward their undergraduate program. • Evaluation of these courses will be based on official college transcripts received by Yeshiva University during the student’s admissions process. (Unofficial transcripts, HS transcripts noting college credit or official transcripts provided after the start of the student’s first semester will not be considered.) • The course(s) must be documented in the issuing college/university’s academic catalog. 


o A maximum of nine (9) credits may count as general electives or towards an equivalent course to students entering any of Yeshiva University’s Bachelor’s degree programs faculty.  o A maximum of six (6) credits may count as general electives or towards an equivalent course to students pursuing an Associate’s degree in the Katz School of Science and Health. o The course(s) would be considered as transfer credits and subject to all applicable Yeshiva University policies pertaining to the application of transfer credit. o Only courses with earned grades of B- or better will be considered. o Students must provide course syllabi for each course for which they are requesting transfer credit.  o Grades would not be calculated as a part of the student’s cumulative institutional grade point average unless they are courses delivered by Yeshiva University.  o These courses would not count towards any Yeshiva University residency requirements. o This policy is effective immediately for students beginning at Yeshiva University during the fall 2021 semester and will be re-evaluated on an annual basis.

Student Responsibilities:

o Provide official transcripts from each institution issuing credit during admissions process o Provide course syllabi for each course for which they are requesting credit.

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

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.

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 or contact the Office of Student Finance directly at 646.592.6250 or

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