Apply as a Transfer Student
At Elizabethtown College, we’re here to make sure that you’re satisfied with your next college experience. We value individualized communication with our transfer students to ensure that your college transition process runs smoothly. Schedule an interview with one of our admissions counselors, so that we can hear your story and help you find your fit at E-town.
Transfer Students must submit the Common Application
NOTE: Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Occupational Therapy Program.
Auditions are required for all music majors.
Transfer applicants must submit a final official high school transcript and official transcripts from all current and previous college work.
Submitting SAT or ACT scores is optional.
Office of Admissions
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
NOTE: Transfer international students must have their foreign credential transcripts evaluated by World Education Services, Inc. WES. Their toll free number is (800) 937-3895. E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to send your questions to email@example.com or call us at (717) 361-1400.
All applicants are required to submit the following:
The Common Application
- College Instructor Evaluation (found on Common Application)
- An official final high school transcript.
- All official college or post-high school transcripts.
From the Department of Engineering
Spencer Fallon '20
Senior Mechanical Engineering major
“I will be finishing my degree at E-town, which I believe is truly my home. You have to find the right fit, and E-town was mine.”
Spencer began his college journey at Drexel University, but soon realized he wanted to find a college that best fit him and his passion for studying mechanical engineering. While researching new schools, he transferred to Rowan College at Gloucester County. It was there that he found about Elizabethtown College and its top-notch Engineering program. After transferring almost all his credits to E-town, Spencer is now going into his senior year and feels like he made the best choice he could have ever made.
From the Department of Communications
Katherine Bixler '22
Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations
“During my transfer process, my education was already highly valued by the faculty and staff at E-town and I felt like I belonged on this campus.”
Katherine Bixler decided to transfer to Elizabethtown College during her freshman year in spring 2019. She decided to make the move because she felt a sense of community at E-town that she has not experienced elsewhere. A Communications major with a Public Relations minor, Katherine was instantly drawn to the “family-like” dynamic at the College. “There is a strong sense of community at E-town College and before your classes even begin, you will be seen as part of the Blue Jay family.”
Why Choose E-town?
While exploring schools throughout your college search, it’s important to find the campus that best fits with the personal and academic goals you have for your college experience. Our welcoming campus is the perfect place for transfer students to continue their education. With personalized classes, a friendly community and an integrated support system, we provide the resources you need to make your transition to a new college as seamless as possible.
Personalized Learning Experience
At E-town, we value the importance of small class sizes, personal classroom attention and a specialized learning experience. Our 13:1 student to faculty ratio allows our students to develop strong connections with their professors. We cap our classes at 35 students, but the average class contains just 18 students. These small classes allow all of our students to receive an individualized learning experience.
Our small campus has less than 1,800 students, which makes it easy for you to get to know your fellow Blue Jays. Although we’re small, we have a lively, diverse campus life. With 23 varsity sports teams and over 80 clubs, there’s plenty to do!
Strong Support System
We recognize the importance of mentors in the lives of college students, especially transfer students. Our faculty and staff are here to address your questions and help you transition to E-town. After joining our college community, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who can assist you with your academic decisions. We also have plenty of offices on campus to help with your other advising needs including: Career Services, Counseling Services, the Center for Student Success and the Office of Diversity.
Recognizing your academic success and making E-town is of the utmost importance to us. Members of Phi Theta Kappa are guaranteed to receive our renewable Presidential Scholarship ($16,000 per academic year) or Founder’s Scholarship ($12,000 per academic year). To be eligible, Phi Theta Kappa members must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and 30 transferable credits to be considered. There is not a separate scholarship application — simply indicate your Phi Theta Kappa distinction on your application.
In addition, all transfer students are eligible for other scholarships, including the Presidential and Founders Scholarships. Visit Financial Aid & Scholarships for more.
Dual Admission with HACC and RACC
Elizabethtown College offers a dual admission program with both Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and Reading Area Community College (RACC), allowing students to earn their bachelor’s degree through the collaborative effort of the institutions. Students in the dual admission program begin their college career at HACC or RACC and transfer their credits directly to any of Elizabethtown College’s 56 different majors and more than 80 minors and concentrations.
Transfer Students FAQ
A: The application fee is waived, so there is no cost.
A: No. E-town has rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We’re happy to welcome you to the E-town community beginning in either the fall or spring semester. The transfer application deadline for the Fall semester is August 1st and December 1st for the Spring semester.
A: A preliminary evaluation of your transfer credits will be done upon acceptance to the College. Final evaluations are completed after all official transcripts are received and students have deposited.
A: Submitting SAT/ACT scores are optional.
A: Yes – we require that either a final high school transcript or equivalent (for example, a GED) be submitted with all transfer applications.
A: Any student who has attended a post-secondary institution (college or university) after graduation from high school/secondary school must apply as a transfer student.
A: Yes – we offer merit scholarships to transfer applicants who qualify. For the 2019-2020 year, these renewable scholarships range from $10,000 to $16,000 per year. Transfer applicants are also encouraged to fill out the FAFSA to determine if they qualify for need-based aid.
A: A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is preferred, but applicants with a GPA of 2.0-2.49 will still be reviewed for admission.
A: There is no minimum requirement.
A: Up to 64 credits from a regionally accredited two-year institution and up to 84 credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution can be transferred following evaluation and approval by the Office of Registration and Records. Please note that only those credits being used to fulfill graduation requirements are posted to the transcript.
A: Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Occupational Therapy Program.
A: Yes – international students can learn more about the process of transferring to E-town here.
A: As soon as the matriculation deposit is received by the College, a letter is sent to the student describing the registration process. Students need to meet with an advisor (in person, by email, or phone) to discuss appropriate courses for the student's first semester at Elizabethtown. Students are able to register themselves for classes through the college's campus web system (JayWeb).
A: Transfer students may request on-campus housing after they have accepted an offer of admission. Transfer students are encouraged to contact Residence Life with any questions.
A: Yes, special transfer orientations are held both in August and January. The Coordinator of Orientation Programs will plan academic, social and recreational activities to support the transition into the Elizabethtown College community.