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These questions come up in our conversations with transfer students.

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Frequently Asked Questions from Transfer Students

Does Holy Names University have a large transfer community?

Yes! This school year, 1 in 5 of our undergraduates are transfer students.

Are scholarships available for transfer students?

Yes! We offer generous scholarship and grant packages. Contact our transfer enrollment counselor to find out if you qualify: Sean Ewing,, (510) 436-1351.

How can I apply?

Apply online or through the Common Application.

What are the transfer admissions deadlines?

Because we have rolling admissions, there are no admissions deadlines.  Note: This does not apply to HNU’s generic, pre-licensure BSN program. Contact your enrollment counselor for more information.

How many credits do I need to apply as a transfer student?

You can transfer to HNU at any time, regardless of how many credits you have earned. However, students with fewer than 24 transferable credits will also be required to submit their high school transcript, with at least a 2.5 GPA.

What GPA is required to transfer to Holy Names University?

Holy Names requires a minimum 2.2 cumulative GPA.

Which of my courses will transfer?

We will help you determine this with a transcript evaluation. This will happen automatically for all applicants who submit transcripts. However, if you have questions about the transferability of credit before applying, your transfer enrollment counselor has the answers you’re seeking.

Can transfer students live on campus?

Yes! We welcome them to join our residence life community if there is availability.

How many units do I need to complete at HNU to graduate?

Transfer students must complete at least 30 of their units at Holy Names University to earn a diploma. Note that a bachelor’s degree at HNU will require at least a total of 120 units.