La Salle University welcomes transfer students to apply and enroll during the fall and spring term. Any student who has attended a college or university after completing secondary school is considered a transfer student. La Salle understands that transfer students have unique needs that must be met in order to make the transition as smooth as possible. To be considered for admission, a student transferring fewer than 30 credits must submit an official college transcript in addition to all of the same materials as a freshman candidate, unless given a special waiver by a Transfer Admission Counselor. Students transferring 30 credits or more do not need to submit high school transcripts or SAT/ACT scores. All materials should be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admission at least 30 days prior to the start of the academic term for which the student is applying, or by February 1 if applying to the nursing program.
To be considered as a qualified applicant, a transfer student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, but a 2.7 or higher is preferred. Students interested in the nursing program are required to have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, as well as a 3.0 science GPA (anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology, and chemistry). Nursing applicants must also provide SAT/ACT scores or NLN pre-RN entrance exam scores. All applicants to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences must submit high school transcripts, two letters of recommendation and an essay.
La Salle’s academics, campus, and easy access to the city are all important, but perhaps the most important consideration of a transfer student is that of transfer credit. Individually, credit for courses will be given if the course has a quality point value equivalent to or above the La Salle “C” grade (2.0). Seventy credits is the maximum allowable amount to transfer into La Salle. Furthermore, transfer students may be required to make up certain courses that belong to the sequence required in the program of studies for which they are applying.
While transfer credit is one major factor affecting transfer students, another is the availability of scholarship money. Transfer scholarships are available and are based on primarily college GPA and the number of transferable credits. To be considered for a transfer scholarship, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 . Transfer scholarships are renewable, provided certain academic criteria are met.