Check out some of our main topics that apply to transfer students.
A transfer student is any applicant who has completed secondary school and enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Even if you have not yet earned many college credits, you still must apply as a transfer student and submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended.
Beloit offers a Reapplication Process to make transferring easy for students who have applied within the last two admission cycles.
Most recommendations and supporting documents previously submitted can be used for your new application. After your Reapplication Form is received, we will contact you about the remaining items needed to complete your file and notify you about our admission decision.
Students who have already enrolled at Beloit College and are seeking readmission should instead contact the Dean of Students’ Office.
Non-degree students are eligible to register for Beloit courses as a Special Student. Registration for classes is granted on a space-available basis after degree-seeking students have selected their courses. All non-degree seeking students should complete the Special Student Application.
We do not offer a traditional summer term, but do offer unique opportunities to live and learn on campus as part of two different residential programs: our Center for Language Studies Summer Languages Program, and Beloit Blocks. Learn more about Beloit College’s summer programs.
Beloit College will accept up to 15 units (60 semester hours) of credit to be applied toward the Beloit degree. You must have earned a grade of “C” or better for the credit to transfer. Most classes are accepted for transfer credit, provided the class is of the level and nature offered here.
Admitted transfer applicants will receive a preliminary credit evaluation with their admission packet or shortly thereafter.
One Beloit College unit is equivalent to 4.0 semester credit hours or 6.0 quarter hours.
A one-unit course is expected to involve a minimum of 12.0 total hours of student work per week. Courses that are meeting less than this number of hours a week or requiring less outside work may be assigned a fraction of a unit of credit, e.g., 0.75 units=3.0 semester credit hours.
Degree-seeking undergraduate students who matriculate at Beloit College are classified as first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Class standing is determined by the number of units earned:
First-year: fewer than 7 units
Sophomore: 7 to 14.999 units
Junior: 15 to 22.999 units
Senior: 23 or more units
A student must have a minimum of 31 units to graduate.
It could be that a course you took did not meet our standards for transfer credit, or we may need more information, i.e., the course description or syllabus.
A normal course load at Beloit is 4.0 units. To be considered full-time, you must register for a minimum of 3.0 units. Students can register for a maximum of 4.75 units prior to the start of a semester.
Your transfer credit evaluation will include a graduation guidelines checklist. Some of your college/university courses may be transferable toward Beloit College graduation requirements, and will be highlighted on your credit evaluation. Some requirements are non-transferable and must be completed at Beloit.
Admitted transfer students
You’ll receive email communications regarding next steps to becoming a Beloiter. In addition, your admissions counselor will be able to assist with any questions you have.
Students enrolling with fewer than 7 Beloit College units of transfer credit typically participate in our Advanced Mentoring Program (AMP) as part of orientation and their first semester on campus. Transfer students with more than 7 units of Beloit College credit will participate in the Transfer Seminar during New Student Days only, with AMP being optional.
Class registration will take place before the semester starts. During New Student Days, transfer students are assigned a faculty advisor for general advice and support. As soon as you declare a major, you will be reassigned to a faculty advisor within your department(s).
As a residential college, 93% of our enrolled students live in campus housing in a variety of residence halls, special interest houses, and apartments. Beloit College expects on-campus residency for nearly all of our students through their junior year (non-traditional students are a recognized exception to this policy).