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Transfer Admissions

Transferring to D’Youville University has never been easier!

D'Youville accepts transfer students in both the fall and spring semester. Our admissions staff is dedicated to ensuring you succeed here and get the advice and support you need to successfully transfer to D’Youville.

Get Started!

  1. Utilize our Transfer Credit Calculator for an idea of how far along you are towards possibly completing your undergraduate degree
  2. Create an account and submit your application in our application portal or submit your application through The Common Application.

If you can't complete the application in one sitting, that's okay, you can access the application as often as you need.

Transfer Student Criteria

Some programs have specific admissions requirements. Review the program page for the degree you are interested in to ensure you are eligible.

Criteria for Admission: Transfer students with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher will be considered for admission.

Note: The average admitted transfer student to D'Youville has a 3.26 cumulative GPA.

Further questions? Contact the Admissions Office.

Submitting Your Application Materials


A separate official transcript must be received from each institution you previously attended. D’Youville University also accepts unofficial transcripts prior to enrollment, when official transcripts are required. 

Letters of Recommendation and Essays

These are optional.

Ask the registrar's office at your previous college(s) to send an official transcript  electronically or via mail:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
D'Youville University
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201


Essays should not exceed 650 words and should address one of the following essay topics:

  • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. (or)
  • The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? (or)
  • Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? (or)
  • Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. (or)
  • Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

Accepting Your Admissions Offer

If you're accepted to D'Youville University, you'll receive a packet of information, which can be used as a guide for Accepted Students.

To secure your place at D'Youville University, make sure to submit the enrollment deposit online, by mail, or in person. This deposit confirms your place for the next term and is non-refundable.


Physician Assistant - Transfer Applicants 

Applications must be submitted, marked complete, and verified by CASPA by October 1. Please be aware that verification of applications can take up to 4 weeks by CASPA.

Be sure to review the admission criteria for the Physician Assistant Combined degree program before applying.

  • Transfer applicants to the physician assistant program must use the CASPA application. NOTE: Do not complete the D'Youville online application.
  • Submit transcripts for all previous college credits, including courses in progress to CASPA
  • If selected to advance in our application process, applicants must complete an interview with faculty, students, and preceptors in the D'Youville Physician Assistant Department.
  • Prior to enrollment, you may be asked to provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent.

Supplemental Materials

The supplemental materials are available to applicants during the online application process. Transfer students will find these materials in the Course Materials section of the CASPA application.

  • A provided essay should not exceed 750 words.
  • For provided reference forms, one of the three references should come from a healthcare provider or professional (i.e., a physician, RN, PA, etc.) who has observed the candidate in a healthcare setting (either volunteer or employed).