Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants are students who’ve earned some college or university credits after graduating from high school.

Application Instructions

If you’re a Transfer Applicant, there are 10 steps to being considered for admission:

1. The Common Application for Transfers

The Common Application is an easy-to-use college application system. You’ll need to provide some basic information about yourself and your family; and some more detailed information about your education and your extracurricular activities. You’ll also be asked to write a 500-650 word essay on a topic of your choice.

2. Stonehill Member Questions & Writing Supplement

The Stonehill Member Screen question gives us a few more details that are not included in the main section of the Common Application. After adding Stonehill to your list of colleges through the college search function of the Common Application, you will be able to answer the Stonehill questions. Stonehill does not have a separate writing supplement, but the Member Screen does contain an optional writing question.


Students have many choices in their college search and application process.  Please share why you have chosen to consider Stonehill among your possible college options.

3. High School Transcript

Your final official High School Transcript will need to be submitted as part of your application. Your transcript should include your academic record for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Your transcript should also show your cumulative grade point average (GPA) and your class rank (if your school calculated one).

4. The Final Report

We attract applicants from all over the country – and all over the world. The Final Report helps us get to know the high school you attended a bit better. The report asks questions about the classes you were given the opportunity to take, the size of your graduating class, and how your GPA was calculated. The Final Report Form is included in the online Common Application and should be completed by a guidance counselor from your high school.

5. The Transfer Registrar Report

The Transfer Registrar Report helps us understand where you’re coming from. The report must be completed by a college official who has access to both your academic record and your disciplinary record. A Transfer Registrar Report is required for any institution you attended on a full time basis.

6. Instructor Evaluations

Instructor Evaluations help us get to know you from a different perspective. The evaluation form will ask your professor to provide insights into your intellectual promise, creative thought, leadership, integrity, and self-confidence. Ask for evaluations from professors who know you well, and be sure to ask far enough in advance for them to thoughtfully consider your time together! We require that you provide one (1) Instructor Evaluation. Instructor Evaluation Forms are included in the online Common Application.

7. The Transfer Mid-Term Report

The Transfer Mid-Term Report helps us evaluate your most recent academic performance. Give this form to instructors whose courses you are enrolled in at the time you file your transfer application and ask them to provide an indication of your performance.

8. Official Transcripts from All Colleges Attended

Your official College Transcript will need to be submitted as part of your application. If you’ve attended other colleges in the past, we’ll need to see those official transcripts, too.

9. Course Descriptions for All College Courses Taken

We want to know as much as we can about the education you’ve already received. If you’ve taken college-level courses, we’ll need to see course descriptions (they can be taken right from the college catalog).

10. A $60.00 Application Filing Fee

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Stonehill is an exclusive user of the Common Application. Everything you need to apply to Stonehill online can be found on the Common Application website.

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