Transfer Students

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From Two-Year Colleges:

To be admitted to Aquinas, you must have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at your previous college in all acceptable college coursework. All previous credit applicable to your degree program, excluding that earned in vocational, secretarial, or technical courses, is accepted upon your transfer. Aquinas accepts up to 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited community or junior college. If you hold an Associate of Arts degree, you will automatically have fulfilled the liberal education requirements at Aquinas, with the exception of one course from the religious dimension of human existence category and a global perspective capstone course in your senior year. This will allow you to concentrate on your major and those electives which best complement your selected program of study.

If you hold an Associate of Science degree, you may have also fulfilled the liberal education requirements if your course distribution reasonably approximates the distribution requirements of Aquinas College.

You may also transfer to Aquinas anytime before you have completed an associate's degree if you wish.


From Four-Year Colleges:

If you transfer to Aquinas from an accredited four-year college, you may transfer all liberal arts and science credits earned at your previous school(s) and applicable to your degree program. You must also complete all distribution requirements and any core requirements specified as being completed in or after the year in which you transfer to Aquinas College. However, at least 30 semester hours must be earned in residence at Aquinas, and certain departments require at least half of the major course work to be completed here. Prospective transfer students from other colleges cannot be admitted if they have been dismissed from or are currently on academic probation at another college. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in previous academic courses is required.

There is NO FEE for filing an on-line application for admission. Official transcripts must be sent to Aquinas College from each institution attended whether or not any academic credit was actually earned. An official high school transcript showing the student's date of graduation must be submitted as well. Specific questions about the transfer process should be directed to the Coordinator of Transfer Admissions.

Equivalency Guides and Course Catalog
Grand Rapids Community College Articulation Agreement Program Guides
Montcalm Community College Articulation Agreement Program Guides
*If you do not find a specific class, please contact the Registrar's Office at (616) 632-2866.
Aquinas Course Catalog
Recent Articulation Agreements
Southwestern Michigan College Articulation Agreement
Montcalm Community College Articulation Agreement
Muskegon Community College Articulation Agreement
Grand Rapids Community College Articulation Agreement for Honors Programs
Scholarships/Financial Aid
Aquinas College Scholarships for Transfer Students (including Scholarship Competition)
AQ Net Price Calculator
Federal Grant Financial Aid Information
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Admitted Transfer Students
If you are an admitted transfer student ready to commit to Aquinas, please visit the admitted transfer student website for information on paying your deposit, registering for classes and on campus housing.

If you are an admitted student starting at Aquinas College in the Fall (August) of 2019, you will need to register for a Transfer Registration on Wednesday, May 15; Thursday, June 13 or Thursday, August 8. If you have any questions please contact Ashley Manor at

A transfer student is defined as a student who is traditional age (set by the Federal Government as under the age of 24) and has attended or is attending another college or university. Please see the requirements below for more detail. If you do not meet these requirements please refer to our Continuing Education Page.

Students from other colleges may be admitted to Aquinas as "guest" students by obtaining a guest application from their home institution and submitting it to Aquinas. Students should request an official transcript to be forwarded to their home institution upon completion of the course. To apply, download Free Online Michigan Uniform Guest Application.

Contact: Ashley Manor, Assistant Director of Admissions and Transfer Counselor
Phone: (616) 632-2877 or 1-800-678-9593