Category II: Prospective students with 24 or more hours of transferable college credits

The Undergraduate Admission Committee considers the total profile of a prospective student. Transfer students' recommended criteria for automatic admission include a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.50. For the Adult Accelerated Program, students with 24 or more hours of transferable credits must have a college GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Anyone wishing to transfer to Spalding University from another college or university must submit the following documents to the Admissions Office:

  1. The completed application with the non-refundable $20 application fee;
  2. Proof of high school graduation (or official GED test score report);
  3. An official transcript* from each college and/or university previously attended;
  4. A scan or photocopy of the applicant’s state-issued driver’s license or state-issued identification card.

* Official transcripts are those sent directly to Spalding from the issuing institution. Any transcript marked "issued to student" or any transcript that is hand delivered by the student is not considered an official transcript. Faxed transcripts are not considered official transcripts.

Declaration of Previous College Attendance: Applicants must declare all previous college attendance. Applicants who fail to disclose previous college attendance on the application for admission and/or who fail to submit transcripts are subject to denial or cancellation of admission or dismissal from the University.

Financial Aid and Default: An applicant will not be admitted to Spalding University if he/she is in default on a federal student loan or campus based loan program (Perkins Loan or Federal Nursing Loan) and must not owe a refund on a government-sponsored loan or grant.

Residency Verification: For the purpose of determining eligibility for certain state aid grant programs, Spalding University will confirm the residency status of admitted students through the verification and review of the following (preponderance of evidence):

  1. Address of record, as reported on the Application for Admission;
  2. Photocopy of a valid state-issued Kentucky driver’s license or identification card;
  3. Official transcript issued by a Kentucky public or private high school showing high school graduation date;
  4. Evidence that the student had moved to Kentucky within the preceding 12 months and was enrolled at least half-time;
  5. Official transcript that the student had attended an out-of-state college within the past year and presenting evidence that he/she paid out-of-state tuition at that institution

Admission decisions are typically made within one week after all application materials are received in the Admissions Office.

Once a student has been admitted and has submitted an enrollment deposit, official transcripts will be evaluated by the registrar to determine transfer credit. Courses carrying a grade of C- or better from an accredited institution*, and applicable to the program of study and degree requirements, are typically acceptable. No more than 64 credit hours will be accepted from a junior or community college. Four-year college credit will be examined separately from two-year college credit.

* Spalding recognizes the following accrediting agencies: MSA/CHE, NWCCU, NCA, NEASC-CIHE, NEASC-CTCI, NY: State Board of Regents, SACS, WASC-ACCJC and WASC-SR

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