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Transfer Students

Transfer International Students

Capital University is excited to welcome you to our campus. With 64 majors and more than 56 minors as well as independent study, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, and study-abroad programs, you can craft a college degree designed to jump-start your career.

We encourage you to review our academic programs and scholarship opportunities. We also encourage you to review our transfer credit page to learn more about transferring your university credit to Capital.

General Transfer Student Requirements

  • You will need a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for all previous college work.
  • If you have fewer than 30 semester college credit hours, we’ll also use your high school information in making admission decisions.
  • You must also be in good academic and social standing at the last institution you attended.

Special Requirements for Transfer Students in Music or Nursing

  • Music — in most cases, music students must also complete an audition. 
  • Nursing — nursing students are considered on a space-available basis but must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 cumulative science grade point average. 

This page is for you if you are seeking your first Bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree and you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Please use the links below for other situations:

Application Process 

We accept students from all over the world to study at Capital. To apply to join our community, please follow these steps: 

  1. Go to our application page and complete either our application or the Common Application. 
  2. Submit the required documents. We cannot review your application until we receive all required documents.

    Check your application status page to see the exact requirements for you. 
    • You must have official transcripts sent to Capital University directly from all U.S. universities you have attended. Transcripts and test scores uploaded by you will be considered unofficial. 
    • If you have completed university courses in any country other than the U.S., you must have a coursework evaluation done by WES, ECE, or SpanTran. More information is available on each company’s website. 
    • If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours at the university level, we will also need to review your high school transcript. 
    • Refer to our Required Materials list for details.
  3. Receive your admission decision and scholarship offer. We review your application as soon as all required materials are received, so apply and submit your documents early! 

Once you're accepted, we will review the official college transcripts for course equivalency. 

  • A faculty advisor will determine how the courses apply to the degree, so you should contact the Admission office to schedule a meeting with a faculty advisor to find out how your major classes transfer and how long it will take to complete your degree. 
  • We encourage you to review our transfer credit page to learn more about transferring your university credit to Capital. 

Estimated Expenses and Scholarships

You can find detailed information about the cost of attending Capital University at our Tuition and Fees page.

Below is a sample table of expenses for a year of undergraduate study at Capital:

Tuition (2024-25) $42,777
Required University fees $490
Estimated living expenses (based on on-campus double room and meal plan rate)
(If you are going to live with family in the Columbus area and commute to campus, you can subtract this amount.)
Insurance, books, and supplies $3,600
Total estimated costs: $59,927
Capital Scholarship Award Subtract your scholarship offer (received with offer of admission).
Total costs to demonstrate: _____________

Note: Undergraduate students are required to live on-campus unless you are over the age of 22 or have a family member within 30 miles of Capital with whom you can live for your entire period of study. Learn more about housing at Capital

Review our scholarships available to international students. You will receive your merit scholarship offer with your admittance. Capital University does not offer need-based scholarships to international students.

If you are on an F-1 visa at your current university, you will receive more detailed information about the financial certification you must show and the F-1 status transfer process after you have been accepted. Reach out to Tessa Perry at with questions.

When you’re ready to apply, go to our application page and complete either our application or the Common Application.