Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

It’s not about where you start—it’s about where you finish. It's time to make the move to Canisius.

If you have previous college credits from a two-year college or another four-year institution, we welcome you to apply to Canisius. Any applicant who has enrolled in courses at another college or university after the completion of high school must apply as a transfer student.


Transfer Application Deadline: Rolling Admission

Complete the FAFSA: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the recommended deadline of February 15 to determine their eligibility for all forms of aid.  


  • A completed application
  • Personal Essay (at least 250 words)
  • Transfer Recommendation Form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Official high school transcripts*
  • Official SAT/ACT scores

*Required only if you have fewer than 24 college credits or if you are applying to a program in the School of Education

  • Additional Admissions Requirements
  • Previously Attended Canisius?

Transfer Webinar Info Session

Thinking about transferring to Canisius? Nothing beats first-hand experience. It’s the best way to learn about and choose a college. Our Transfer Webinar Information Session includes an admissions presentation and Q&A session with our Transfer Counselor, all available online.
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Visit Our Campus

During the transferring process we encourage you to visit Canisius and experience our vibrant urban campus community in person.

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