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Transfer Students

Alexander Sewell
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Welcome Transfer Students!

Over 50% of undergraduate students at Roosevelt transferred from two- and four-year colleges from the region and across the country. 

Students with 15 or more transferable semester hours of college credit at a regionally-accredited institution are considered transfer students.  If you attended a Chicago-area two-year college, visit Roosevelt's transfer credit guides to see how your credits will transfer.

Students with less than 15 semester transferable hours should apply as a freshman and provide high school information. Read more about freshman admission

Admission Application Requirements

Begin by completing Roosevelt's online application.  Then submit the required documents:


Prospective students must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.  Official transcripts for all campuses are processed at the Schaumburg Campus and should be submitted to:

      Roosevelt University
      Office of Admission Processing
      1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
      Schaumburg, IL 60173

A transcript is considered “official” when it is embossed with the institutional seal and delivered in a sealed envelope on institutional stationery.  No high school records or ACT/SAT scores are required for transfer students.


All official electronic transcripts must be submitted to directly from the college or university.


Though not initially required, a personal statement, essay, or letters of recommendation may be requested after initial review of your application.  If required, submit additional documents to


GPA is calculated based upon transferable credit and on the semester system. 

Transfer Credit

Roosevelt has a generous transfer credit policy.  Transfer credit is accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Prospective and newly admitted students may receive unofficial guidance from an admission counselor regarding transfer credit that may be applied to a degree program upon admission to the university.

The university requires official transcripts from all institutions attended regardless of when the credit/courses were completed.  All admitted transfer students have a full credit evaluation done by credit evaluator in the Office of the Registrar to determine maximum number of credits accepted. Copies of the evaluation are provided to the student and placed in the student’s permanent academic record. 

Please note: credit is not given for developmental, technical, college-level ELP, vocational, life experience, library use, orientation, study skills, career counseling, proficiency, or most physical education courses.