Transfer Students

Each year, about 45 percent of our entering class is comprised of transfer students — people who believe AU’s supportive, student-centered environment will help them finish what they started.

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Admission Criteria

We consider students for transfer admission who have:
  • Completed 15 semester hours of transferable work at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 2.0 at previous colleges/universities

View additional admission requirements for programs in the School of Education, School of Nursing and School of Social Work.

Admission Process

Transfer Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2014 transfer admission deadline: August 15, 2014
  • Spring 2015 transfer admission deadline: December 23, 2014

How to Apply

  1. Complete the free online application for admission.
  2. Submit your official transcripts. If you have 30 or more hours of credit, you only need to submit transcripts from other colleges or universities that you attended. If you have 15 to 29 hours of credit, you also will need to submit your high school and college transcripts as well as ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will automatically be considered for academic and need-based scholarships when your application for admission is complete and FAFSA has been submitted.

Transfer Credits

Your admission representative will work with you to determine if your previous coursework can be transferred to AU. We accept credit if it meets the following criteria:
  • Earned from a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned a grade of at least a C-
  • Compares to credit offered at AU
  • Applies to programs offered by AU

Community College Transfer Credit

Aurora University will accept up to 68 transferable credit hours from community colleges. Students who have earned an associate's degree from a regionally accredited college may have met all lower-division general education requirements. Students who do not have an associate's degree will be required to complete all AU general education requirements, either through transfer coursework and/or AU coursework.

Check out our transfer guides to see which of your courses from area community colleges will transfer.

Conditional Admission

If you do not meet the criteria for regular admission, you may be admitted on a conditional basis. Contact an admission representative to review your transcripts and discuss your options.

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Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Eckhart Hall 201
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5533
800-742-5281
630-844-6191 (fax)
admission@aurora.edu