A Destination for Transfer Students

Transfer students come to Warren Wilson College because they are ready for an education they could only get here. They come from both community colleges and other four year colleges and universities, and are looking to gain skills and experience through our educational program that integrates the liberal arts, community engagement, and meaningful work on campus.

Admissions Criteria

Admission to Warren Wilson College is a selective process based on both the potential and academic qualifications of the applicant. All available information is considered, and we holistically review all materials submitted in your application.

Generally, to be considered a transfer student, a minimum of 12 semester credits of transferable college-level credit must have been completed or be in the process of being completed. Potential Warren Wilson College applicants will possess a high school diploma and be in good academic standing at their current college or university.

The average transfer GPA for admitted students is a 3.5, though transfer students were admitted with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 4.0 depending on other qualifications. For some transfer students, we may ask to review high school transcripts to assess academic potential.

Transfer credit is granted for comparable college-level courses in which a “C-” or better was earned. Courses graded on a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis do not transfer. Warren Wilson College accepts a maximum of 64 credits from a two-year college program. For courses transferred, grades are not included in the computation of a student’s grade point average.

Please read the Admission policies in the College Catalog for specific details about admission requirements and eligibility for transfer credit.

Steps for Applying

  1. Check dates and deadlines.
    • Spring Application Deadline: November 15
      (If you’re interested in an extension, contact Dani Hammond, Transfer Admission Counselor)
    • Fall Application Deadline: July 15
  2. Complete the online Common Application.
    • The Warren Wilson writing supplement is recommended but not required. The supplemental essay prompt is: “Why are you interested in Warren Wilson College?”
  3. Complete your FAFSA if you plan to receive need-based financial aid.

    Our Financial Aid Office awards need-based grants based on the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to federal loans and grants, we award need-based grants in-house. Our FAFSA school code is 002979

    Merit awards are granted based on your admission application and do not require a FAFSA or special application.

    Learn more about financial aid, tuition, and costs.

  4. Supply supporting material.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
    • The Registrar Report Form (downloaded and completed by your most recent institution)
    • Proof of high school graduation (final official high school transcript)

    Mail transcripts or paper materials to:

    Office of Admission
    WWC CPO 6375
    PO Box 9000
    Asheville, NC 28815-9000
    United States