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How To Apply

Transfer Made Simple.

Thank you for your interest in applying to Notre Dame de Namur University as a transfer student. NDNU is focused on making the transfer application process smooth and seamless, and providing applicants with information early on about the options available to you. Please follow the instructions below to successfully complete your application.

Application Timeline

NDNU is a rolling-admissions institution. We accept applications throughout the year, and review them as soon as all the required documents arrive. We recommend that you submit your application before the priority deadlines for admission in order to have ample time to complete the enrollment process. Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will receive full consideration for admission and financial aid.

  • Fall Transfer Priority Deadline: April 1
  • Spring Transfer Priority Deadline: November 15

Required Documents

  1. Complete the admissions application. 

    Transfer students may choose between the Common Application and the NDNU Online Application. The Common Application is one form that can be submitted to as many as 500 different colleges and universities around the country. NDNU does not require the College Report, Registrar Report or any other supplemental documents with the Common Application. The NDNU Online Application is tailored to NDNU and generally takes less time to fill out. Each option requires a personal statement (250-500 words). NDNU waives the CommonApp sections for Registrar Report and Instructor Evaluation. However, CommonApp requires students to fill out a portion of these sections prior to submitting their application. When prompted, please click “Invite Registrar” or “Invite Recommender.” A pop-up will prompt you to enter the name and title of your registrar or recommender. In the “First Name” and “Last Name” fields, please type “Transfer” and “Exempt.” Then, you will be able to submit your Common Application.

  1. Submit college transcripts. 

    Submit transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended in the past or are currently attending, including non-accredited institutions, online institutions and institutions where you may have only taken one course. To expedite the process, we can review your application using unofficial or electronic transcripts. But you will need to submit official transcripts before enrolling at NDNU.

  1. Letter(s) of recommendation (1-3). 

    Letters of recommendation are optional for transfer students. However, we recommend that you submit 1-3 letters of recommendation in support of your application. No supplemental form is required to accompany a letter of recommendation.

Additional Requirements for First-Year Transfer Applicants

If you are applying to transfer with fewer than 30 transferable semester-units, you must also submit the following documents. If you are not sure how many units are transferable, please submit your college transcripts to our office, and contact us to receive a preliminary transfer credit evaluation.

  1. Official high school transcript.
  2. Official standardized test score report (SAT or ACT).

NDNU considers only the Math and Critical Reading sections of the SAT, or the ACT Composite Score. Only the best score on each section is recorded.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International applicants are required to submit additional documents in support of your application. Please see our webpage for international applicants to make sure that you submit all of your required transcripts and test scores correctly.

Mailing Address

Office of Admissions
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002