Transfer Direct

Enrollment for International Transfer Students

Transfer Direct, designed specifically for international transfer students, takes the guesswork out of the university transfer process and puts students on a fast track toward getting a US university degree.

A simple, streamlined, and personalized experience for international transfer students, Transfer Direct from Shorelight offers:
  • Value through expertise – Dedicated, expert Shorelight advisors support and work with students to determine their best-fit transfer universities, reviewing both past qualifications and future goals.
  • Fast admissions decisions – Compared to the standard admissions process, Shorelight offers short wait times for students to determine next steps.
  • Full transparency – Students receive customized course recommendations with clear guidance about which credits are eligible to transfer and which enrollment paths lead to the shortest path to graduation.

Transfer services are designed to support students from any location, with dedicated transfer advising for all regions.

How it Works

  1. Complete your UDayton Global application and submit your postsecondary transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
  2. Along with your conditional offer, our admissions team will provide a Preliminary Credit Assessment outlining the coursework that is estimated to be transferrable to UDayton.
  3. Meet with your recruiter to discuss the Preliminary Credit Assessment and to learn more about the transfer student experience at UDayton.
  4. Submit course descriptions and/or course syllabi and final official postsecondary transcripts to your Student Success Coordinator and have your previous coursework officially evaluated by UDayton staff prior to campus arrival.
  5. Once all postsecondary academic documents have been reviewed, our team will help you register for your new courses!

Transfer Admission Requirements

For applicants with less than one year (12 months) of study at a postsecondary institution, GPA is calculated only from accredited secondary institutions.

* Transcripts from all schools attended are required, even if not a part of the calculation.

Admission Requirements
International Direct
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be in good academic standing at your most recent postsecondary institution
Academic Accelerator Program
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be in good academic standing at your most recent postsecondary institution
Extended Accelerator Program
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be in good academic standing at your most recent postsecondary institution

English Requirements

Students must meet UDayton’s English-language proficiency requirements in order to be eligible for Transfer Direct. Transfer applicants can qualify for English-language proficiency waivers based upon qualifying postsecondary criteria.

“As a new transfer student, there are many ways you can experience that connection before you even start at UD.”

Carlos, Brazil

Computer Science Master’s Student


What is a Preliminary Credit Assessment?
A Preliminary Credit Assessment is an unofficial review of your postsecondary coursework completed during the admission process. It identifies the courses that are likely to transfer to UD and how many estimated credits you are likely to receive. The assessment can be completed based upon unofficial transcripts, including ungraded in-progress coursework. Applicants will receive their Preliminary Credit Assessment within one week of receiving their conditional offer letter.

An official transfer credit evaluation is completed by the Transfer Credit Office after you have been admitted. Official transcripts are required for this process. For credit to be considered to meet major-specific requirements, curriculum evaluation is required.

What kind of postsecondary credit is accepted for transfer?

UDayton accepts postsecondary coursework from institutions that are US regionally accredited, or the international equivalent, with an earned grade of C- or above.

Transfer students from two-year institutions must have 54 semester credits from a four-year institution for any bachelor’s degree. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UD. You can find courses that have previously been accepted by UDayton through Transferology.

Will my AP, IB, A/AS-Levels, etc. be accepted for transfer credit?

UD accepts Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge International A/AS Levels, Subject CLEP exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB) for credit where students show proficiency by earning at least the minimum accepted score. You can find more information online about subjects and minimum scores accepted for AP, A Levels, CLEP, and IB.

How do I send my AP, IB, or CLEP scores to UDayton?

You can order your scores to be sent directly to UD.
Order your AP exams here. Use UD CEEB code 1834.
Order your IB results here.
Order your A/AS results here.
Order your CLEP scores here.

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