You will be considered a transfer student if you have enrolled at a college/university prior to applying. If you have a Bachelor's degree from another college/university and are new to Gallaudet, you will be considered a Second Degree student. Please ensure you choose the appropriate application type. The application requirements for a transfer/second degree students are:
- Submit an online application
- $50 application fee (waived if you submit by December 1, attend an Open House event or campus visit-virtual or in-person, attend a virtual Gallaudet event, or have ever participated in any of our Gallaudet University Youth Programs)
- An essay (the essay question can be found in the online application)
- A letter of recommendation from an academic teacher who teaches core subjects such as English, mathematics, or social studies
- Unofficial high school and college transcript(s)*
- ACT or SAT scores (or alternative testing** If you show evidence of having completed 12 hours of college-level English and Mathematics, or a total of 30 hours of college credit, the testing requirement may be waived)
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1 if applicable
*Official transcripts will be required following acceptance to the University. We accept both paper and electronic transcripts. If you have your transcripts sent electronically, they should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallaudet admits and awards merit scholarships based on superscores for both the ACT and SAT, which has been recognized as best practice. Research conducted by the ACT has confirmed that superscores are just as strong a predicator, if not stronger, of how students will perform at the collegiate level than other scoring methods. Superscoring takes the highest scores for each section across multiple SAT or ACT tests and section retests, resulting in a “super” composite score that will, in most cases, be higher than the composite score of any individual test taken. To learn more, visit the ACT website.
**Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are also offering, free of charge, two online assessments, the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) and the Math College Readiness (MCR) that may be taken in lieu of the ACT or SAT. Students may sign up for these tests through the Gallaudet application portal after submitting their application.
TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
Please visit the Transfer Credits website for more information about transferring your credits to Gallaudet, course equivalencies, and more. If you wish to contact our Transfer Specialist, please email email@example.com.
All deaf and hard of hearing newly admitted students are automatically considered for our merit scholarships at the time of acceptance. Second Degree applicants are not eligible for merit-based scholarships.
For optimal consideration for Honors scholarships, please submit your application and all requirements before the priority deadline of May 15. Applications received or completed after the priority deadline will be considered for admission, although additional merit scholarship funds may no longer be available. Learn more about the Honors Program here.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
The financial aid process is separate from the process of applying for admission.
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. The priority filing date is June 1. Once we have your FAFSA on file, we will send you a Financial Aid award letter that provides detailed information about your eligible financial aid and your estimated remaining cost. You must complete the financial aid process even if you are also applying for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) support. To see if you are eligible for VR, contact your state VR agency as early as your freshman year of high school.