Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions concerning the transfer process to Thiel. If you have any other questions about a possible transfer to Thiel, please contact Jennifer Pruzinsky at 724-589-2756, 800-248-4435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When should I apply?
Thiel has a rolling admissions policy, meaning the sooner you apply the sooner you will hear of your application status. We encourage students to apply at least 30 days prior to the start of classes for the semester in which they wish to begin, and schedule a campus visit to meet with the transfer counselor.
Are there minimum requirements to transfer to Thiel?
Typically a minimum 2.0 GPA is preferred for transfer student admission. We also review you high school transcript and college board scores.
How do I know what classes will transfer?
Most of your credits will transfer if you received a "C" or better in those classes and were taken at an accredited college or university. Thiel will accept a maximum of 94 credits. You will need to complete at least 30 credit hours at Thiel to graduate.
What scholarships are available for transfer students?
The same Merit-based scholarships that are available to first-time freshmen students are available to transfer students. These scholarships range for $6,000 to $10,500 for resident students and $1,000 to $6,000 for commuter students. Also, two Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are awarded each year: $12,000 for resident students and $7,000 for commuter students. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained at Thiel to continue receiving the Phi Theta Kappa award.
What financial aid is available?
Over 90 percent of Thiel's students receive some type of financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or work-study. To be considered for financial aid, students must:
Be accepted to Thiel and indicate on your application that you would like to be considered for financial aid.
File a FAFSA form
When can I register for classes?
Students can register for classes after the are accepted and have paid a $150 non-refundable reservation deposit. Registration is handled on an individual basis with our Registrar and College faculty members. There are transfer orientation days scheduled before the start of each semester.
Is housing available?
Thiel is a residential campus and housing is available for transfer students. Housing information will be discussed with students at their registration appointment. Our Student Life office can also handle housing questions. Questions can be directed to Rhonda Laird at 724-589-2198 or email@example.com.
What else do I need to be familiar with concerning the transfer process?
Students need to have all of their transfer application documents to the admissions office in a timely manner: transfer application, high school and all college transcripts and referral form. The application and referral form can be found on the transfer application web page. Make sure your FAFSA form has Thiel's ID number (003376) listed so our financial aid office can prepare a financial aid package after you are accepted.
Please contact Jennifer Pruzinsky at 724-589-2756 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.