In the transfer admission process at Providence College, our focus is your success.
We want transfer candidates to be well prepared for the demands of study at PC. Admission to Providence College as a transfer student is selective but sensitive to individual circumstances and needs. It is important to understand that our Committee on Admission reviews your application, college transcripts, and courses in progress, high school records, a required essay, an intended major (if one has been selected), and college disciplinary records to ensure that the match to PC is a good one.
- We encourage transfer applicants to achieve a 3.0 G.P.A. (4.0 scale) or better in liberal arts or major-specific courses at their current college. Students must submit official transcripts of all work undertaken at the college level. Providence College does not enroll under any status a student who is not in good academic and disciplinary standing at a previous institution.
- Students who applied to Providence College as a first-year student but were not granted admission are required to complete one full year of college coursework in a full-time status before reapplying as a transfer student.
- Students who have earned a GED are also required to complete an Associate’s Degree before applying as a transfer student to Providence College.
Transferring from Community or Junior College
Students currently attending a community or junior college, who have earned a high school diploma, may wish to consider completion of the Associate’s Degree, though they are not required to do so for transfer admission consideration at Providence College.
If a community or junior college is the first college students have attended, we strongly recommend successfully completing 24 transferable credits pursued as a full-time student, achieving a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in order to be competitive for admission to PC. These courses should reflect a broad, liberal arts perspective, and they should be that institution’s most demanding program.
For community or junior college students, we advise students limit the number of courses taken toward an intended major, with one or two courses as a maximum. A student’s intended major or field of study should be “saved” for the senior institution. Community or junior college education should be used to identify and explore a major with introductory coursework only. Ideally, the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts or General Studies (often called simply a “transfer program”) is the best choice.
What You Need to Apply:
- The Common Application
- Application fee of $65: Applicants who require an application fee waiver may request one through their transfer counselor or academic advisor.
- Official high school transcript(s): A final official high school transcript is required for all transfer students, regardless of how many college credits you wish to transfer.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended: Please arrange to have your current transcript sent to the Office of Admission for review before the deadline. Students who enroll will be required to submit the final official transcript when it is available. Transcripts must be submitted directly from the high school or college to Providence College in order to be considered official. They can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail.
- Transfer College Report: This form must be completed by a college or university official who has access to both academic and disciplinary records. It may be necessary to submit the report to two separate officials to complete the form. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their current institution. This form should be sent to email@example.com.
- Personal Statement: Transfer applicants are asked to explain why they wish to transfer. We will use this essay to evaluate writing skills and learn more about the applicant.
- Standardized Test Scores (Optional): Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional for all students applying for admission. The academic review for admission at Providence College has always been focused on each student’s high school performance rather than standardized test results. This test-optional policy allows each student to decide whether they wish to have their standardized test results considered as part of their application for admission. Additional details about our standardized testing policy.
- Class syllabi: Class syllabi or course descriptions must be submitted for transfer credit evaluation. Syllabi or course descriptions should be saved as separate documents (Word documents or PDFs are acceptable) and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If students do not have the syllabi, they must contact the academic department at the institution where they took the course. The transfer course equivalency database will allow you to search for courses previously articulated for credit by other students.
- Mid-Term Report: Though not required, this can be helpful for consideration by the transfer application review committee. Students applying as transfers during their first year of college will be asked to submit this form.