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Transfer Admission Requirements
  • Apply by August 1 for Fall or December 1 for Spring. We'll let you know what we decide two weeks after we get your application. Nursing students, you'll need to apply by March.

    A transfer candidate should have achieved a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at all colleges and universities attended (except for Nursing). Transfer students must also be in good academic and social standing at the last institution attended.

    Transfer students must submit: 

    • Your admission application.We accept and evaluate applications throughout the year for fall or spring enrollment. We will waive your application fee if you complete the online admission application, or you can download the paper admission application (PDF). Questions? Get in touch with our Admission Office by calling 614-236-6101 or toll free 866-544-6175. 
    • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you attended
    • Your high school transcript (if you have less than one year of college credit)

    This information should be sent to:
    Capital University
    Admission Office
    1 College and Main
    Columbus, OH 43209-2394

    Music Majors

    You must audition with your primary instrument for acceptance into the Conservatory of Music. An audition application is required after you are academically accepted to Capital. Candidates for the Conservatory of Music should demonstrate satisfactory work in college-level music courses.

    Nursing Transfer Student Admission Criteria

    • Regional accreditation of prior college(s) or university(ies)
    • Cumulative GPA from all prior institutions of 3.5 or better
    • Prior course work in the sciences to be applied to Capital's nursing curriculum must have an overall average of 2.75 or better and have been completed within the last 5 years. The following courses are recommended prior to admission: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, Human nutrition, Psychology, Organic or Biochemistry and Lifespan development.
    • If enrolled in another nursing program, a letter of recommendation is required by the Dean of Nursing
    • Transfer students need to have a completed application submitted to the Capital University Admission Office no later than March to be considered for the Fall semester.

    After you apply, take the next steps for transfer students.