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.
New or unique undergraduate programs
Cinema and Media Studies
Digital Arts and Humanities
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
1,917 Undergraduate students
37% Students of color or Native American students
52% Female students
100% Students under 25
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
Carleton meets the full financial need of admitted students through a combination of Carleton grant assistance, work study and loans based on the students’ demonstrated family need.
Financial aid deadline
Learn more about financial aid at Carleton.
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