Transfer Student Application | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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  • You were sure it was the school for you – right up until you were sure it wasn’t. Then you took some extra time to make sure you were sure. Now you know. You’re not just homesick. You’re ready to make a change. Maybe the school is just too big. Maybe it’s too far from home. Whatever the reason, it’s just not you. Every year, over 100 students transfer to Capital University from other universities and even more choose us to step beyond an associate’s degree and enroll in one of our bachelor’s degree programs.

    Whether you’re transferring from another university or have completed an associate’s degree and are continuing on, you’ll find faculty, staff, and a support system at Capital ready to help you every step of the way. We offer an array of programs, scholarship opportunities and services designed to meet the needs of transfer and associate degree students. And 99% of students who transfer to Capital receive some form of financial aid.

    Perhaps best of all, you’ll become part of a family of students, faculty and alumni ready to provide insight and guidance from the first time you visit campus to the day you join the ranks of our alumni.

    Bring your college credits and life experience with you.

    As a transfer student, you bring knowledge gained from previous college experience. That time in school and the courses you completed (and paid for) may translate into credit you can apply toward your degree at Capital. As a prospective student, you’ll be assigned a transfer admission counselor to help you determine how much credit you have and where it will be applied. Here’s what we look for from transfer students:

    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.

    We also offer ways for you to earn college credit for knowledge gained outside traditional college education settings. Your life experience and any non-collegiate coursework you have taken in your career may translate it into credit toward graduation. Your counselor can answer questions about transferring credit, available majors, the application process and any financial aid you qualify for.

    What's the application process?

    1. Transferring to Capital starts with our application or you can add us to your Common Application.
    2. Have your official transcripts from all institutions you previously attended sent to Capital University (Office of Admissions, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394). Electronic transcripts through a third party transcription service are also accepted. Have them sent them to
    3. If you have fewer than 30 hours earned at college, your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores are required for the review and submitted (as indicated in Step 2 above).

    Important Dates to Remember

    Fall semester Submit application no later than August 1.
    Spring semester Submit application no later than December 1.
    Summer session Submit application materials by April 15.

    Applications may be accepted past these dates if space is available. For preferred course selection, apply before the deadlines.

    Let's Make It Personal!

    The best way for you to see if Capital has what you need and want in a university is to visit campus personally. When you do, you’ll meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor, talk to a professor, meet other students, sit in a class, see the campus and talk about where you are today and where you want to go. During your visit, you can learn out about transferring credit, what classes you’ll need to take, how much it will cost, what financial aid you may qualify for and how to apply. Schedule your visit today.

    Still Have Questions?

    Contact the Capital admission counselor most familiar with your interests: 

    Music majors should contact Summer Slusher at, 614-236-6190
    For all other majors, students should contact Deanna Bond at, 614-236-6228 

    Don’t put it off — call the counselor who can give you the answers you need and who can guide you through the application process. For general inquiries, contact the Undergraduate Admissions office at, 614-236-6101.

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