Transferring to Truman FAQs
What are the admission requirements for transfer students?
Truman accepts a limited number of students who have earned previous
college credit from other accredited institutions. Admission is based
upon cumulative academic record.
How many transfer students currently attend Truman?
Over 200 new transfer students enroll at Truman annually, coming from in
and out-of-state, two-year and four-year institutions.
How do I find out more about transferring to Truman?
Contact Jeremy Brinning, Admission Counselor for Transfer
Programs. You can email him at
email@example.com, or call 660-785-4327.
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How do I apply for admission?
Applying for admission is easy with Truman’s
online application. You can save your work online anytime
so you don’t have to fill out the entire application all at one time!
If you don't want to apply online, you can still print the
Transfer Application for Admission (pdf) from our website and send
it in. Make sure you have your college transcripts and your high school
transcript and ACT/SAT score(s) (if required) sent to the
Office of Admission.
What determines whether I am a transfer student or a reapplicant?
A transfer student is anyone who is not currently enrolled at Truman and
who has completed 12 or more hours of post high school college credit.
A reapplicant is anyone who previously attended Truman, withdrew,
and is now reapplying for admission. If at any point between
withdrawing from Truman and reapplying, you have enrolled in and taken
courses from another institution, then you are a transfer student.
I have previously attended Truman. Do I need to complete
the entire application process again?
If you have previously attended Truman, you should complete questions 1
through 30b of the paper Application for Admission or through the
Enrollment Information Part 2 section of the online application and send
us official transcripts from any institution you have attended other
than Truman. (Your essay, high school transcripts, and Truman
transcripts will be pulled from your previous file and placed with your
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When I transfer to Truman, what are my housing options?
First year transfer students are required to live in one of our on-campus
residence life facilities. Other transfer students may live on- or
off-campus. Once you are accepted, you will receive your housing
application in the mail. You may request to live with another transfer
student. Your requests will be accommodated upon availability. The
sooner you apply, the better your chances are of receiving your first
choice in housing. Visit our
Residence Life website to find out more about on-campus living.
To find out about off-campus availability, you can check out the
Visitor's Guide for a list of local rental property agencies.
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Who determines what credits will transfer?
Registrar is responsible for making all final determinations on transfer
What credits will transfer/how do I find out what credits will
Transfer equivalency guides for a number of institutions are
available online. The
Registrar's Transfer Website also provides a listing of courses, by
institution, that have previously been transferred to Truman State
If your school or course is not listed, the most efficient way to find
out what credits will transfer is to have a copy of your college
transcripts sent to Truman’s admission office with a request that those
transcripts be evaluated for a specific major. The Registrar will
then examine the classes and compare those to Truman classes for
similarities and differences. Classes that are similar in subject
and difficulty to Truman classes will be accepted as credits for
specific classes. Classes that do not have a comparable Truman
class may still be accepted as elective credits, depending on
determination by the Registrar.
What about classes I am currently taking that won’t be included on the
How many credits may I transfer to Truman?
Request that a copy of your final transcripts be sent to Truman at the
completion of the semester. The Registrar will then update your credit
evaluation to include the latest information. In the meantime, you may also
submit an unofficial copy of your transcript to
firstname.lastname@example.org for preliminary evaluation.
Do I have to report all of my previous college coursework?
Yes, students who have enrolled at any other institution must have
official transcripts sent from that institution directly to the Truman State
University Registrar's Office upon completion of the course(s). Intentional
nondisclosure of transfer credit by any student immediately after completion of
a course(s) may result in dismissal from Truman State University.
Students may transfer any number of credits. However, any
student wishing to earn a baccalaureate degree from Truman
must earn a minimum of 45 hours of Truman coursework credit,
with the last 28 hours taken at Truman. Of those 45 hours a
minimum of 15 hours must be major coursework.
How will my AP credits transfer?
AP credits transfer according to Truman standards, not the standards
of the transferring school. This means that credits earned through
AP scores at a previous school will not automatically be accepted at
Truman. You can access Truman's equivalency guide on the
Registrar's AP website. AP scores of 3 or above will be considered
for Truman credit, and credit will be given for the appropriate Truman
class. You will need to request that your official AP scores be sent to
Truman. Instructions on how to do this are available on the
College Board's website.
How will my GPA be calculated?
Transfer grades are calculated by using the grades for all courses
accepted in transfer (this includes D’s and F’s earned in courses
normally accepted for credit at Truman). E.g. Students repeating
courses at another institution or at Truman will receive credit for
only one course and the GPA of each completed course will be
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Are transfer students eligible for scholarships?
Truman offers both automatic and competitive
Student Scholarships. These merit-based scholarships are
I applied to Truman as a freshman and was offered a scholarship.
I decided to attend school at a different university, but am again
interested in attending Truman. Is it possible for me to receive
the scholarship I had previously been offered?
Any scholarships you were previously offered were automatically
forfeited when you declined attending Truman during the semester for
which you applied. However, Truman offers several scholarships
exclusively for transfer students. The Application for Admission
serves as the application for these awards.
I was awarded a scholarship during my previous attendance at
Truman. Can I still receive that same scholarship?
In general, a reapplicant that leaves Truman meeting the criteria to
renew his or her Truman scholarship will receive the same scholarship
upon re-admission. If the student enrolled at any other college or
university after leaving Truman, he or she will be considered for
admission as a transfer student. If admitted, the student will be
considered for Truman’s transfer student scholarship program.
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