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Transfer Students

General Information

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • To be considered for admission you must be in good academic standing at the last institution you attended and have a minimum 2.2 grade point average in transferable work.
  • If you are transferring in 24 credits or more, you do not need an SAT or ACT score.
  • We admit students at all class levels for both fall and spring semesters.
  • General Education does not have to be completed before entry.

What is Transferable?

  • Community college courses are transferable up to 70 units (California State University transferability guidelines apply).
  • If you have fewer than 24 units of transferable credit, a high school transcript will be required.
  • We make every effort to match your transferable courses to our General Education and major requirements.
  • We accept a completed IGETC in place of our own lower division and education requirements.
  • With the exception of remedial work, all courses from regionally accredited, degree granting, four-year colleges and universities are transferable.
  • With the exception of English and vocational courses, work done at recognized degree granting foreign institutions is generally transferable.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the online application here.
  • Request official copies of all college and, if applicable, high school transcripts. International students should provide a validated English translation of their transcripts. International transcripts must be sent through the World Education Services website. Click here to submit your transcript.
  • International Students should send an official copy of their TOEFL or ELS Proficiency Report, if applicable.
  • Please review this list of all the documents we require of international students before an application can be evaluated.

Articulation Agreements

Click here to see our articulation agreements.

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Undergraduate Programs

Within 17 areas of undergraduate study, you will be inspired by faculty who have gained wide recognition for their scholarship and teaching — 90 percent hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field. Exceptionally talented students can graduate in three years through a rigorous accelerated B.A. program. Every student is invited to pursue self-designed majors and interdisciplinary programs of study — progressive academic opportunities that set our graduates apart from the masses.


Pre-Professional Preparations

Seamless to Graduate Degree

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Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

For information regarding tuition and fees, click here.

Financial Aid

There are three basic types of financial aid:

  • Grants and scholarships
  • Funds that do not have to be paid back
  • Low-Interest Loans

Click here to get more information or contact the financial aid office.

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I'm Admitted, What's Next?

  • Keep in touch with your admission counselor who will guide you through the process.
  • Take the ALEKS Assessment
  • Attend a "Hawk Day" where you will meet your academic advisor and get everything you need to enroll here. For example, you will receive a student ID card and e-mail account at a Hawk Day.
  • Print a copy of the What's Next Checklist to have a general idea of what comes next - many items on the checklist are things you will do at a Hawk Day.
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Other Information

Schedule a Visit

To schedule a visit, please contact your Admission Counselor or our Admissions Intern at (510) 436-1339 or at admissions_intern@hnu.edu. You can also come to one of our Campus Visit Days.

Map and Directions

Conveniently located for the adult commuter student, Holy Names University is easily accessible from highways 580, 13 or 24 with secure parking . Click here to download directions. To find out more about visiting HNU, click here.

Contact Us

Contact the Office of Admission at : 510.436.1351 or email us at admissions@hnu.edu

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