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International Admission Checklist - Transfer

Below you will find a complete list of requirements for international transfer student applicants. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Orr. You can reach Elizabeth at eorr@pugetsound.edu or 1+ 253.879.3985.

  • Complete the Common Application for Transfer Students, including the essay, and submit your application online by the priority deadline. The application fee is not required if you have previously applied to Puget Sound.
  • Complete the Puget Sound Transfer Member Questions also found on the Common Application.
  • The Registrar's Report signifies honorable dismissal from your previously attended institution(s). Complete your portion of this form and give to your college advisor, registrar, or other administrator.
  • The College Instructor Evaluation should be completed and sent to Puget Sound by an instructor at your current institution, or the one you attended most recently. Complete your portion of this form and give to 
  • Official college or university transcripts should be forwarded directly from the institution(s) attended to the Puget Sound Office of Admission. We are unable to take action on copies of transcripts or certificates issued to the applicant. Transcripts must be translated into English. If possible, please also send a copy of your transcript in its original language. (If you have class syllabi or course outlines, they can be helpful in evaluating your transcript for credit.)
  • For Transfer students with less than a year of credit: Transfer students who have completed less than a year of college coursework are required to submit final high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores, in addition to the rest of the requirements for a transfer applicant.
  • Standardized Tests
    • TOEFL or IELTS: English proficiency must be established by submitting the official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL ibt or 6.5 on the IELTS is recommended.
      • International students do not need to submit TOEFL of IELTS scores if:
        • The applicant has been attending a college or university where English is the language of instruction for at least 2 years. If you believe you qualify for this exemption please email eorr@pugetsound.edu explaining your situation.
        • The applicant is a citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, or the United Kingdom.
  • International Student Financial Statement: While not a required part of the application, all accepted international students (including Canadian students) must submit the College Board's International Student Certification of Finances in order to enroll. You can complete the PDFs linked below and submit them to the Office of Admission by email to admission@pugetsound.edu or fax at 253.879.3993.

Important Admission Dates

 Priority Application DeadlineNotification on
Fall Transfers March 1 Date varies
Spring Transfers November 1

Date varies

Scholarships

Merit scholarships are available for international students. No additional application is required. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships, ranging from $5,000 - $20,000 (US), when they apply to Puget Sound.

We do not offer need-based financial aid to students with non-immigrant visas.