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Am I a Transfer?

It may seem like a simple question, but not every student who has attended another university is classified as a transfer student when he or she enrolls at Cedarville.

To be officially classified as a transfer, you must be a high school graduate and have enrolled in 12 or more college credits following graduation from high school.

What difference does it make?

Transfer students receive priority in scheduling classes. Also, scholarship and grant opportunities vary for transfer students and new freshmen. Knowing if you will be classified as a transfer student can help you determine when to enroll at Cedarville and how to maximize your financial aid opportunities.

 

Transfer Scenario Questions

I'm currently in high school. I'm taking some college courses for dual enrollment. Will I be considered an incoming freshman or transfer?

FRESHMAN - Awarded freshman financial aid (if you meet the qualifications)

I took some college courses after graduating from high school. I only went part-time. I enrolled in less than 12 credit hours total. Am I a freshman or a transfer?

FRESHMAN - Awarded freshman financial aid (if you meet the qualifications)

I graduated from high school one year ago. I haven't taken any college courses. Am I a freshman or transfer?

FRESHMAN - Awarded freshman financial aid (if you meet the qualifications)

I graduated from high school already. When I was in high school, I took some college courses for dual enrollment credit. After graduating, I took college courses full-time. These post-graduation college courses have totaled over 12 credit hours. Am I a freshman or transfer?

TRANSFER - Awarded transfer financial aid (if you meet the qualifications)

I graduated high school over two years ago. I haven't taken any college courses since. Am I a transfer or freshman?

FRESHMAN - Awarded freshman financial aid (if you meet the qualifications)