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Eligibility Guidelines

Find out if you are eligible to transfer to Dartmouth.

Transfer Eligibility

  • Students who have taken college coursework that is counting towards their high school graduation must apply for first-year admission. This includes students pursuing an associate's degree while finishing high school.
  • Students who have completed high school and have matriculated at a college, even if they have attended for one term or less, must apply for transfer admission.
  • Students who have completed two years or less of college coursework at the time of application are eligible to apply as a transfer student. Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for transfer or first-year admission to Dartmouth.
  • Students who are not currently enrolled in school, or whose education has been interrupted, may apply as transfers and often use the "Additional Information" portion of the application to provide background on their experiences and their educational path.
  • An applicant's year of graduation or the number of credits completed within the guidelines stated above will not have an impact on the outcome of an application. Because Dartmouth enrolls such a small number of new transfer students each year, the Admissions Committee does not need to balance the numbers of students entering as new sophomores or juniors.

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