Carleton welcomes transfer students to apply every year. We understand that every transfer student’s story is different, and our admissions committee will take the time to consider your perspectives, experiences and your interest in attending Carleton. Whether you're applying from a community college, a large university or something in between, we're eager to support your journey to Carleton.
Undergraduate student body
2,008 Total undergraduate enrollment
38% Domestic students of color or Native American students
51% Students who are female
100% Students who are under 25
I like Carleton’s culture because many returning students and faculty feel obliged to uphold a mentorship role for new students, including transfers! Incoming students should prepare for an effusive welcome that includes warm invitations to hang out with students from diverse backgrounds and discussing refreshing topics.
Julian Gallego '20
Carleton awards credits for coursework from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Initially, we award general credit: equivalency to specific courses is determined by individual academic departments. No credit is given for Ds in courses. Learn more about transferring credit to Carleton.
Maximum number of credits that can transfer
102 credits (equivalent to 18 Carleton courses)
Number of credits required for degree
Minimum cumulative GPA required
Minimum grade required for a course to transfer
Block transfer accepted
Financial aid & cost
At Carleton, we’re committed to making our education affordable to all admitted students — not just those whose families can pay the full cost. We meet the full need of all admitted students, including transfer students. And we keep loans small and work-study manageable. This lets you focus on what matters: getting a top-notch education.
Financial aid deadline
Learn more about financial aid at Carleton.
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