Transfer Admission Requirements | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Transfer Requirements

  • Transferring to Capital is easy and each year transfer students make up 15% of our new students. Capital University is committed to challenging students and creating a personalized learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, class, religion, sex and gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Decisions are made on a rolling basis with admission letters sent weekly. Most students hear back within 2-4 weeks of submitting application materials. 

    There are a few preliminary things to consider before submitting your application: 

    • Transfer students need to apply by August 1 for Fall Semester or December 1 for Spring Semester. 
    • Nursing students, limited space is available for Fall Semester so you'll need to apply as soon as possible. 

    • 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.

    If you meet the criterion above, we welcome you to take the next steps.

  • Admission for Transfer Students
    • Step 1: Submitting Your Application

      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) and mail it in. 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

      Important: If you are a music student or nursing transfer, see the criteria in Step 2.

    • Step 2: For Music Majors and Nursing Transfers Only

      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
    • Next Steps for Transfer Students

      Now that you’ve taken the first step and submitted your application, it’s time to take the next steps toward transferring to Capital.

      1. Transcript Review: Once you're accepted, your college transcript will be reviewed for transfer course equivalency. You will receive a copy of the degree audit once the courses have been reviewed. A faculty adviser will determine how the courses apply to the degree, so you should contact the Admission Office to schedule a meeting with a faculty adviser to find out how your major classes transfer and how long it will take to complete your degree.
      2. Financial Aid: Good news! Transfer students (except Conservatory) are automatically considered for scholarships and grants. Just submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with Capital’s financial aid code (003023). Once you've been accepted and we have your FAFSA, we'll send your financial aid award packet. That should happen in March for fall term and October for spring semester.
      3. Submit Your Deposit: Once you've checked out your financial aid award, you need to submit the enrollment deposit to reserve a space in your class. See your acceptance letter for details. The deposit is $300 for residential students and $200 for commuter students.
      4. Schedule Your Classes: The advising folder will be sent to your faculty adviser upon receipt of the enrollment deposit. The adviser will contact you to set up an appointment to register when it is time. Registration begins in November for spring semester and April for fall enrollment.
      5. Complete Your Paperwork: We'll also send you a packet of information about the Student Personnel Record, Health History Form, Housing Application, and Housing Release Form.
      6. Choose a Way to Pay: The Student Accounts Office will send information about your e-bill and payment options to your Capital e-mail account
      7. Attend Transfer Student Orientation: You and your family members are invited to attend Transfer Transition Orientation. (Early January for spring semester and late August for fall semester)
      8. Get Started on Your Capital Degree. Welcome to Capital!