Transfer Students


Welcome to Wesleyan!

We understand much of what you may experience during this transition based on our history of working with transfer students. You are not a first-year college student; however, you are entering your first year at Wes. As your Class Deans, we are here to help you navigate this experience. We recognize that your class year might change depending on credit articulation so please know that we work closely with one another. The intent of this page is to outline considerations for your transition into Wesleyan as a transfer student. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

Dean David Phillips and Dean Kelly Dunn

About Being a Transfer at Wesleyan

Utilizing the Wesleyan website, completing your Academic Road Map in WesPortal, reviewing Academic Regulations, and attending transfer-focused events during orientation will help provide you with a better understanding of how to achieve success as a transfer student at Wesleyan.

Graduation Requirements for Transfer Students

  1. Satisfactory completion of a major
  2. Completion of 32 course credits (with no oversubscription), 16 of which must come from Wesleyan or Wesleyan-sponsored programs
  3. Cumulative GPA of 74.00 or higher
  4. Minimum of of 5 semesters of residency for entering first-semester sophomores; 4 semesters for entering second-semester sophomores and juniors

Orientation Program

Though you are not a first-year student in college, you are a first-year student at Wesleyan. Our orientation program is designed with the transfer student experience in mind. Be sure to attend sessions offered so you can hit the ground running this fall. Some events you should not miss include but are not limited to:

  • Transfer Student Reception
    • When: Wednesday, 8/31 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
    • Where: 2nd Floor North College, Dean's Reception Area
    • What: Opportunity for transfer students and their families to get to know one another and their deans. 
  • Transfer Student Matters
    • When: Thursday, 9/1 from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
    • Where: Exley 189 (Fishbowl)
    • What: A session that addresses the specific needs and questions of transfer students adjusting to Wesleyan. Current transfer students will be in attendance. 
  • Transfer Student Dinner and Panel
    • When: Sunday, 9/4 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    • Where: Daniel Family Commons (DFC), 3rd floor of Usdan
    • What: An opportunity for our new transfer students to meet with their peers and other experienced transfer students over dinner.

Advising & Course Selection

Transfer students have a number of people ready to assist them with advising and course selection, such as their faculty advisor, class dean, and instructors. For support on advising resources and processes to help with academic planning and course selection, please visit here.

Residential Life & Dining

Residential Life: Wesleyan University believes that living on campus is a crucial component of the overall college experience; therefore, the university has a four year residential requirement for all undergraduate students. To learn more about housing options appropriate for transfer students, visit this link here

Campus Dining: For information about university meal plans, food options, dining locations and more, visit this link here.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Wesleyan University is committed to enabling the best qualified students to attend, regardless of the family's financial circumstances.

Accordingly, Wesleyan's financial aid program awards assistance solely on the basis of financial need. To learn more about how this applies to you, visit this link to contact your individual financial aid counselor.      

Class of 2025 and 2024 Blogs

The class blogs provide news and information about academic, co-curricular, and community life at Wesleyan. Please consult the class of 2025 or 2024 blog accordingly.


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