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4 Steps to Transfer Admission

Step 1: Apply to Carthage

You may apply by submitting a completed standard application, or apply online. Along with the application, you must provide official transcripts from each college/university attended and a non-refundable application fee of $35. If you have fewer than 12 transferable college credit hours, then you also need to submit official high school transcripts. International students must provide a TOEFL score and a transcript evaluation from an agency such as World Education Services, as well as a non-refundable application fee of $40.

In addition to your application materials, you will need to submit the Certification of Good Standing Form  This form should be completed by your last college/school you attended.  

Step 2: Receive Credit Evaluation

Once the College admits a student, the Registrar’s Office will complete a credit evaluation of general education requirements and major requirements. This will be an official report of those credits accepted by the College, and an outline of credits necessary to complete your chosen course of study. Evaluations may be requested without having submitted an application.

Curious about what classes will transfer to Carthage before you complete the application process? Log in to Transferology to see how your classes will transfer.Transferology Logo


Step 3: Confer With the Transfer Coordinator

Our transfer admissions coordinators will provide you with individual admissions counseling. In addition, they will set up on-campus visits, academic advising appointments, and act as your financial aid liaison. 

students transferring from an illinois college or university

Bill Weir, director of admissions and financial aid, works with students who are transferring from schools in Illinois. Contact him at or 262-551-6640.

students transferring from all other colleges or universities 

Ben Gorres ’97, director of admissions and financial aid, works with students who are transferring from schools outside of the state of Illinois. Contact him at or 262-551-5981. 

Step 4: Apply for Scholarships and Financial Assistance

To obtain financial aid, you’ll need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include the Carthage institutional code: 003839. In addition, you must send a financial aid transcript from each school you have attended to the Carthage Office of Student Financial Services.

If you enroll as a full-time student, you may qualify for several merit and talent based scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $16,000 per year. Many of these no-need Carthage scholarships are awarded immediately upon admission to the College. The Spring Scholarship and Fall Transfer Scholarship competitions award scholarships on a competitive basis.