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.

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.

Steps for Applying

  1. Check dates and deadlines.
    • Spring Application Deadline: December 15
    • 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: “Warren Wilson College is uniquely prepared for the zombie apocalypse. The post-apocalyptic world will have many needs, including doctors, farmers, ethicists, chemists, politicians, and more. Should the apocalypse occur, describe the role you would play in our community’s survival.”
  3. Supply supporting material.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
    • The Common Application’s Registrar Report Form (from your most recent institution)
    • Proof of high school graduation (final official high school transcript or a copy of your high school diploma)