At Southern, we welcome an increasing number of students who are transferring from other colleges and universities. Since programs at other institutions vary widely, we will need to work with you to confirm which credits transfer to help ensure your academic success in our programs.
For priority processing and scholarship consideration, applications of transfer students should be submitted by June 1 for the fall semester. There is no priority deadline for the winter or summer semesters. Applications will no longer be accepted for the fall, winter, or summer semester upon the first day of classes.
Send all transcripts to: Southern Adventist University PO Box 542 Collegedale, TN 37315For questions, please contact your Transfer Student Enrollment Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.236.2532.
Transfer credits may be applied toward the requirements for a degree when the student has satisfactorily completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in residence. Credit by examination taken at other colleges will be accepted according to Southern Adventist University standards (see “University Credit by Examination” in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog). Background deficiencies revealed by transcripts and entrance examinations will be given individual attention. All college transfer work from Tennessee will be recorded to meet the requirements of the HOPE scholarship.
Students enrolling at Southern Adventist University may transfer a maximum of 72 credits, if the following expectations are met:
A student who has been dismissed from another institution because of poor scholarship or citizenship, or who is on probation from that institution, is not generally eligible for admission until s/he can qualify for readmission to the institution from which s/he has been dismissed.Note:Transfer students must submit both their official college and high school transcripts to the Enrollment Services Office before being allowed to continue registering for classes.
Admission to one of the schools of Southern Adventist University does not guarantee admission to a specific department or program within a given school. Transfers from one school to another may be made when the student meets the admission requirements for that school.