Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students in good standing at any college or university accredited by a Federally-recognized accreditor are welcome to apply as transfer students to Gallaudet University. In addition to completing an application, you must submit official college transcripts from all attended postsecondary institutions and at least two letters of recommendation. Deaf and hard of hearing students must also submit an audiogram (within the past two years). The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional documentation (e.g., standardized test scores, high school transcripts).
The student must indicate any institution(s) previously attended on the Application for Admission (or re-admission) to Gallaudet University in order for that coursework to qualify for consideration as transfer credit. No transfer credit can be considered in the future if the institution(s) is not listed on the application, unless with Prior Permission.
If you have completed fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit or achieved less than 2.0 cumulative grade point average, you must submit recent standardized test scores and a final high school transcript. If you have completed 12 or more semester hours of transferable credit (with a grade of C- or better in each course) and achieved a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average, you will be notified by the Office of Admissions if standardized test scores are required.
You may request official evaluation of transferable college credits. Gallaudet will accept as elective credit any college-level course completed with a grade of C- or better at any college or university accredited by a Federally-recognized accreditor. Transferred courses may be applied to satisfy general studies requirements or major requirements only when approved by the appropriate department chair. The transfer specialist will notify you of these decisions. Transfer courses do not change the GPA at Gallaudet University, except as noted in the section entitled "Prior Permission Transfer Credit".
You can also earn college credits via examinations, and most examinations are provided by CollegeBoard, including, but not limited to, Advanced Placement (AP), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Refer to www.CollegeBoard.org for more information, or contact the Transfer Credit Specialist in the Registrar's Office about the process of transferring credits to Gallaudet.
As a transfer student, you must meet the residency requirement, which requires residency for the senior year (at least 24 credits) and completion of at least half of the major requirements at Gallaudet. Additional general studies courses may be required to satisfy Gallaudet University degree requirements. Note that some departments may have additional residency requirements for their majors.