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How to Apply - Transfer Students

We are committed to making the transfer process as easy as possible.

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A 3 step process

How to Transfer

To be considered for admission, a transfer student must be in good standing at the last institution attended, have 24 credits of work, and must have a minimum 2.2 grade point average in the courses you will be transferring over. Read through the instructions below carefully before you begin, and get in touch if you need any support along the way.

Apply online

HNU follows a rolling admissions plan. Applications are accepted up to the start date of the term for which you apply.

Upcoming semester start dates:
Spring: January 10, 2022
Fall: August 24, 2022

  1. Apply online or through the Common Application.
  2. Request official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Have them sent directly to:

    Holy Names University
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    3500 Mountain Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94619

    If you have fewer than 24 transferable semester units (45 quarter units), excluding physical education classes, please submit your high school transcripts. You may want to request your transcripts through Parchment, Inc., a credential request company that can assist you in sending electronic transcripts and other credentials directly to Holy Names University from your high school, college, or university. 

    If you take the SAT or ACT test, be sure to include Holy Names University as a recipient of the scores (SAT code is 4059 and ACT code is 0230). Scores reported on the high school transcript are also acceptable.Test-Optional Policy
    Holy Names University does not require SAT or ACT test scores for admission. You may still submit your standardized test scores if you believe they are a good representation of your ability and potential. However, students without standardized test scores will be given the same consideration for admission and scholarships.


  3. Advanced Placement Testing
    Students who have taken AP exams can submit their AP scores to be evaluated for possible transfer credit. Click here for specific information on the AP score requirements and transfer credit eligibility.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). March 2 is the priority deadline. If you miss that deadline, you can still file a FAFSA but you may not be eligible to receive the maximum amount of aid.