Thiel College

Transfer Students


Transfer Students

Thiel welcomes transfer students for both the fall and spring semesters, and is committed to making your transfer as smooth as possible. Our goal is to help you succeed.

New in 2015 – Transfer Thursdays!

Attend one of our upcoming Transfer Thursdays, held the second Thursday of each month. You can attend a morning session (starts at 9 a.m.) or afternoon session (starts at 1 p.m.).

During your visit:

  • Take a campus tour
  • Meet with a faculty member
  • Apply for admission and receive a same-day decision
  • Have a credit transfer evaluation completed
  • Receive an estimate of your financial aid eligibility, including cost of attendance

What do you need to participate?

  • Official copies of all transcripts in sealed envelopes from your current/previous colleges or universities
  • Copy of your high school transcript with SAT or ACT scores
  • Copies of your most recent tax return, along with your parents, to help us prepare your estimated cost of attendance

Registration is required - sign up online!

  • If you can't attend this event, contact Jennifer Kelley at 724-589-2757 or jkelley@thiel.edu for a private appointment.

General Transfer Application Requirements

  • Official Application for Admission
  • All official college transcripts
  • A transfer referral form, completed by the Dean of Students from the institution last attended
  • Official ACT/SAT test scores and official high school transcript required if fewer than 12 college credits
  • Official high school transcript or GED required if fewer than 30 college credits

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply?

Thiel has a rolling admissions policy, meaning the sooner you apply the sooner you will hear of your application status and learn about merit-based financial aid. 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 your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores.

How do I know what classes will transfer?

Most of your credits will transfer if you received a "C-" or better in classes taken at an accredited college or university. Once your official college transcript is received the Registrar will evaluate your credits. Thiel will accept a maximum of 94 transferrable 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. Merit-based scholarships up to $11,500 are available for resident students and commuting students can receive up to $6,000. Also, transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members may qualify for an annual award of $2,000.

When can I register for classes?

Students can register for classes on one of the registration days after they are accepted and have paid a $150 non-refundable reservation deposit.

Is housing available?

Thiel is a residential campus and housing is available for transfer students. Housing information and selection will be provided to students after they are registered for classes.