Transfer Student Admission

We understand the admission process can be overwhelming. That's why we've outlined all the important steps to make it easier for you. Follow the instructions below to ensure you have submitted all the necessary documents required for admission. And, don't worry; if you need help our dedicated admissions staff is here to provide you support online or in-person.

Undergraduate Transfer Admission

  1. Submit a Wilmington University undergraduate application
    A $35 non-refundable application fee is required
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions directly to the Office of Admissions:
    • Electronically
    • Send directly from the school of attendance in a
      sealed envelope to:
  3. Wilmington University
    320 N. DuPont Hwy.
    New Castle, DE 19720-6491

    Students with fewer than 15 accepted transfer credits are required to submit an official high school transcript or GED to the Office of Admissions.

    Note: In order to receive financial aid all official transcripts
    must be on file.

  4. Schedule a meeting with an Academic Advisor by:
  5. Review the undergraduate admission process for additional requirements.

Undergraduate Transfer Requirements

  • All transfer credits must be from an accredited institution, earned with a grade of “C” or better. An exception may be made for a student with a conferred Associate's degree who is entering one of the University's completion degrees.
  • Student with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 will be interviewed by an academic representative to determine an appropriate course schedule.
  • A maximum of 75 hours towards a bachelor’s degree is accepted.** A maximum of 30 hours towards an associate’s degree is accepted.
  • All bachelor’s degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits, of which 45 credits must be upper division (300-400 level).
  • A minimum of 45 credits must be completed in residence at Wilmington University.**
  • Students with 60 or more accepted transfer credits are considered to be juniors and can register for courses with the junior class.
  • Math and English Skills Assessment is required for all new undergraduate students who have not transferred acceptable credits.
  • Wilmington University limits academic residency to no more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for all degrees for active-duty service members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty service members are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.
  • Failure to have official transcripts sent to Wilmington University by the designated time period can result in duplication of courses previously completed. Credits will not be granted for course duplication.

Graduate Transfer Admission

  1. Submit a Wilmington University graduate application
    A $35 non-refundable application fee is required
  2. Submit official transcripts from all schools attended
    • Electronically
    • Send directly from the school of attendance in a
      sealed envelope to:

    Wilmington University
    31 Reads Way
    New Castle, DE 19720-6491

    Note: In order to receive financial aid all official transcripts must be on file.
  3. Set up a meeting with your Program Chair by calling Graduate Admissions at 302-295-1184. Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their course catalog outlining transfer courses.
  4. Review the graduate admission process for additional requirements.

Graduate Transfer Requirements

  • All transfer credits must be from an accredited institution, earned with a grade of “B” or better.
  • A maximum of 6 hours towards a master’s degree are accepted.
  • Wilmington University limits academic residency to no more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for all degrees for active-duty service members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty service members are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.
  • Failure to have official transcripts sent to Wilmington University by the designated time period can result in duplication of courses previously completed. Credits will not be granted for course duplication.


Transcript Waiver Requests

Wilmington University adheres to policies regarding applicants who wish to waive transcripts from previously attended institutions. Applicants must submit their request in writing to the Director of Admissions. Requests must include the name of the institution, dates of attendance, and the reason for the request.

Transcripts may be waived for three reasons:

  1. The institution was not accredited at the time of the student’s attendance;
  2. The institution is no longer in existence and transcripts are unable to be retrieved; and...
  3. The student withdrew from courses prior to completing one term, as defined by that institution.

Requests are reviewed and investigated by the Director of Admissions and can take up to one month to complete.

Dismissals from Other Institutions

Wilmington University adheres to policies regarding academic and behavioral dismissals from other institutions by requiring applicants to submit a written description of the situation, outlining the circumstances on the application for admission. An admission decision is made by the Director of Admissions.


Wilmington University honors an open admissions policy and welcomes applications from all interested potential students.