Transfer Students

We welcome applications from transfer students who wish to complete their degree at Wabash. Wabash College practices test optional admission. Applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application for admission. Students who choose not to submit standardized test scores will still be considered for merit-based scholarships. All standardized test score submissions will be super scored.  This review will place additional weight on the rigor of the applicant's high school curriculum, performance in his college preparatory courses, and performance in college courses.

In general, applicants should follow the same procedures for admission already listed with these additions specifically for transfer students:

  1. Have your final secondary school transcript sent to the Wabash Admissions Office. The transcript must include eighth semester grades and a final class rank, if available.

  2. Have official transcripts of all college courses attempted sent directly to the Wabash Enrollment Office from the Registrar of each college previously attended. Courses considered for transfer credit must be of a liberal arts nature. Only classes from an accredited college and with a grade of C- or higher will be considered for transfer credit. Applicants are encouraged to submit course syllabi to expedite the transfer credit evaluation.

  3. Complete the top part of the Verification of Good Standing Form, then give it to the Dean of the college or university from which you are transferring. The Dean is to complete the form and return it directly to the Wabash College Admissions Office.

  4. Include in your application for admission a written statement explaining why you wish to transfer to Wabash.

  5. A personal interview is necessary only upon request from the Enrollment Office.

Advanced Placement/Transfer Credits

Credit may be granted based on test results of the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Tests, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge International Exams taken prior to enrollment at Wabash, and Wabash College placement exams given on campus during Orientation.

The acceptance of a transfer course for which the student also received high school credit (a dual credit course) will be contingent upon completion of an additional course in the appropriate Wabash College department or program, and approval of the chair of that department or program.  If there is no corresponding department, program, or course at Wabash in which to enroll, no credit will be granted for the transfer course. To earn transfer credit for such courses, students will typically be permitted to enroll in a higher level course in the same department or program and will receive credit for the transfer course after earning a grade of B- or higher in the Wabash course. 

Students who earn college credits as high school students by completing courses on a college campus alongside students from the general college population may have those credits evaluated as transfer credit rather than dual enrollment credit, subject to the conditions for acceptance of transfer credit at Wabash. 

All college transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar. Students will be notified in writing regarding the number of credits that will transfer to Wabash, their class standing at Wabash, and what required courses, if any, they must take while at Wabash.

More information on transfer credit and credit by examination can be found in the Academic Policies section of this Bulletin.