University of Evansville

Admission Guidelines

At the University of Evansville, we review each application individually.

Transfer Student Admission Guidelines

The University of Evansville defines transfer students as those who have graduated from high school or received their GED and have enrolled at a college or university, regardless of credit hours earned. Students are welcome to apply for either the fall or the spring semester and should apply by the appropriate deadline.

Your application for admission will be carefully reviewed to determine your level of academic preparation and your potential for success at the University of Evansville. In addition, involvement in activities associated with high school, college, and the community in which you live is important.

To be considered for admission, your cumulative college grade point average should be at least a B to high C average. You may supplement your application with a personal statement letter or letters of recommendation.

What documents do I need to provide?

  • Transfer application
  • Official transcript(s) from every post secondary school you have attended
  • Official high school transcript (optional except for nursing or engineering majors)
  • SAT or ACT score (If the score does not appear on your high school transcript, you will need to request it from the testing agency.)
  • Optional personal statement or letter of recommendation

How will my courses transfer?

Each applicant's circumstances will vary, but one important issue to all transfer students is the evaluation of transfer credit. Once you are admitted, we will notify you of exactly how many hours will transfer, how many will apply toward graduation, and how many you need to complete your degree. Most courses in which you have earned at least a grade of C will transfer to UE. For more information on UE’s transfer credit policies, see the Office of the Registrar’s page.

If you are interested in learning about which of your courses will transfer to UE before you apply for admission, transfer credit estimates are available. Listed below are general education requirement course equivalency lists from area colleges. Please know additional courses besides general education requirements will transfer from these colleges.

If you have any questions about credits from other colleges, please contact us at 800-423-8633, ext. 2733, or e-mail

How many hours must I earn to graduate from UE?

You must earn a minimum of 48 credit hours at UE in order to graduate.

What if I am applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program?

Second degree seeking students who wish to apply for admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, can visit the physical therapy area to access the Doctor of Physical Therapy application materials.

What about orientation, registration, housing, meal plans, etc.?

Once you are admitted and have submitted your $300 non-refundable reservation deposit, you will receive a packet that includes applications for housing and meal plans, your health card, and information about STAR (Student Transfer Advising and Registration). STAR is held in January for students enrolling for the spring semester and in June or August for students enrolling for the fall semester. At STAR you will take any necessary placement tests, meet current students and administrators to learn more about UE, and meet with a faculty advisor who will assist you in course selection and registration.

Can I talk with a current student who transferred to the University of Evansville?

Sometimes it's nice to talk with someone who has "been there, done that." If you would like to communicate with a current student who transferred to UE, e-mail the Office of Admission at Your e-mail will be sent to a transfer student for a response.

Application Deadlines

The University of Evansville has the following recommended application deadlines.

  • The application deadline for spring admission is December 1, and the deadline for fall admission is August 1. Students may apply after that time but will be accepted on a space-available basis.

What are the steps between applying and becoming a UE student?

  1. Apply for admission and request required materials to be sent to the Office of Admission, attention: Transfer Admission.

  2. Once your file is complete, your application will be reviewed, a transfer credit evaluation will be completed, and your credentials will be considered for transfer scholarships.

  3. You will receive an official acceptance letter from the University. It will indicate if you were awarded a scholarship and will include a Next Steps booklet, which includes your transfer credit report, information about the $300 non-refundable reservation deposit, orientation and registration (STAR), and campus housing.

  4. Once you submit your $300 non-refundable reservation deposit to the Office of Admission, a packet will be sent to you with details about how to sign up for orientation and registration (STAR), campus housing, and meal plans. Also in the packet will be a health card to record your immunizations and results from a recent physical examination as well as proof of health insurance (health card required for full-time students only).

  5. Orientation and registration (STAR) for students enrolling for fall is offered at the end of August right before classes begin. For students enrolling in the spring, STAR is offered in January right before classes begin. The day starts at 8:00 a.m. and concludes about 3:00 p.m. Fall semester classes typically begin the last Wednesday in August, and spring semester classes typically begin on the first Monday in January after the New Year

  6. DONE! You are ready for your educational career at the University of Evansville.