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Transfer Applicants

Undergraduate Admissions

You are considered a transfer student if you have enrolled in any college or university courses after graduating from high school, have taken a gap year after high school, or are a deferred student who was previously admitted. Each year, approximately 10 percent of our new incoming students have transferred from another college or university.

Students affected by a recent school closure should contact the Office of Admissions at (401) 341-2908 or Our team of experienced counselors is happy to provide a fee waiver for the application and walk you through the process of applying. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we are committed to providing quick decisions and transition support to impacted students.

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  • Transfer application (complete one of the options below).
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended.
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic or professional reference.
  • Personal statement.
  • The College Report from each college/university attended. This form is typically completed by the Dean of Students, Registrar’s Office or Conduct Office at your current/previous institution(s).
  • SAT/ACT scores are optional, except for students applying to an education program. Our CEEB code is 3759. Admission requirements for the education program can be found on the requirements page.
  • International students whose native language is not English are required to submit TOEFL scores.

Once your application and all supporting documents are received, a decision will be mailed and released through your student status page in approximately 1-2 weeks. Student athletes should obtain a release form from their athletic director before contacting Salve Regina coaches.

Priority Deadlines

  • Fall admission: Rolling
  • Spring admission: Rolling
  • Filing forms for financial aid: March 1 priority deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling, space-available basis after each deadline. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (401) 341-2908 or

Entry to the Nursing Program

Salve Regina welcomes transfer applicants for all majors except nursing. If you are interested in a career in the health care industry, we encourage you to consider a degree in biology, chemistry, psychology, healthcare administration, social work or other related areas. For more information about career opportunities through these programs, visit our program finder.

If you are currently pursuing licensure as a registered nurse, we hope you will consider our continuing education program in nursing (RN-BSN).

Re-Applying for Admission

If you applied to Salve Regina within the past three years, you may reapply by submitting a request for reactivation of application in place of the Transfer Common Application. In addition, you must submit all updated, official final high school and college/university transcripts, SAT/ACT scores if applicable (see policy above) and the Official College Report from each college/university attended.

If you were not previously admitted to Salve Regina and you wish to reactivate your application, you must also submit one letter of recommendation from a recent college instructor.

Once your application and all supporting documents are received, a decision will be mailed and released through your student status page in approximately 1-2 weeks. If you are currently enrolled in courses, we may ask for a mid-semester grade report before we make an admission decision.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

A formal transfer credit evaluation is completed for every admitted transfer student and sent via email within two weeks of your acceptance. Only courses submitted on an official transcript with a grade of C or higher, from a regionally accredited institution, are eligible for transfer. We cannot award transfer credit from unofficial transcripts. Final determination of transfer credit acceptance is ultimately made by the registrar and department chairs. To learn more about course equivalencies before your acceptance to Salve Regina, we encourage you to search our transfer credit database.

Visiting Salve Regina

We encourage prospective transfer students to visit the University. We offer a full selection of campus tours and information sessions, special admissions events and other visit programs that give you and your family the opportunity to explore Salve Regina.

If you would like to schedule an individual appointment with an admissions counselor, contact Zakary Pereira at or (401) 341-2102. Appointments may include an overview of Salve Regina, the transfer admission process and requirements and general information regarding academic programs. While we are unable to provide an evaluation of transfer credits, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the transfer process and to discuss pre-transfer course selection.