Transfer Applicants

Babson College generally enrolls 50 transfer students each September and 15 each January.

You may apply as a transfer applicant if:

  • You completed at least one semester at a regionally accredited community college or university,
  • Or you are in the process of completing your first semester,
  • Or you applied to Babson as a first-year student and were not offered admission, but have since completed at least one semester at a college or university.

Babson College Transfer Applicant Important Dates

 September EnrollmentJanuary Enrollment
Application Deadline March 15 October 15
Admission Notification Early May End of November
Student Financial Aid Deadline April 10 November 15

For more information about financial aid please see Financial Aid Application Instructions and Deadlines.

Transfer Student Application Requirements

Apply to Babson College as a transfer student via the Common Application. In addition to your completed application, you must submit:

  • Official Test Scores: Babson is Test-Optional. Applicants may still submit test scores voluntarily. All applications will be reviewed for consideration in a holistic manner taking into account academic performance and academic rigor during high school(s)/college(s), community service, co-curricular activities, and other aspects of the application and candidate’s portfolio. Non-native English speakers will still be required to submit English language exam scores or request a waiver. Students who do not submit test scores will not be penalized in the review process. All of our applicants will be considered in a contextual and holistic way.
  • Mid-Term Report Form: Currently enrolled in college-level classes? List each class you are taking on the Mid-Term Progress Report for Transfer Applicants (pdf)—even if your class has not yet had a midterm exam. If your course schedule changes after you submit the form, it is your responsibility to inform us.
  • College Report: Your Academic Dean or Student Affairs Dean must fill out this form (Common App College Report,) which is available through the Common App. You need one form for each college or university that you have attended as a full-time student.
  • Professor Evaluation: Submit at least one letter of recommendation from a college professor.
  • High School Transcripts: Submit an official transcript for each secondary school you have attended.
  • College Transcripts: Submit an official transcript from every institution of higher education you have attended.
  • Course Materials: Submit a syllabus for each college-level course for which you want to receive transfer credit.

Please note: it is your responsibility to ensure all materials are received by the application deadline.

Transfer Applicant Interviews

Virtual interviews are available to prospective transfer students. Interviews must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Students applying for Fall 2024 transfer consideration can request an interview through March 8. Register for a virtual transfer interview.

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In addition to the materials listed above, international student transfer applicants must also submit:

  • Certified English translation of high school transcripts attached to your original documents.
  • College transcript, including the credit for the courses you are taking as equivalent to semester hours.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score report if your native language is not English. In some cases we offer waivers for students who have demonstrated high proficiency in reading, writing, and English.

For additional requirements, including visa information, see International Undergraduate Applicants.

Students interested in transferring to Babson are encouraged to take classes in the following areas prior to Babson:

  • Business Statistics
  • College Writing I & II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Liberal Arts Courses (History, Literature, Religion, etc.)

Course review begins once course information is submitted on the Transfer Portal in Slate.  

The information available on Slate is designed to help you understand your potential transfer credit. It is important to note this course evaluation is not final and may change.  

When reviewing courses for transfer, Babson looks to confirm that the content and rigor is similar to corresponding coursework at Babson College. To graduate from Babson College, students need to earn 128 credits and complete specific course requirements. The maximum number of transfer credits is 64.

Please note that courses in the following categories will not be considered for transfer credit:

  • Courses where the student received a grade below a ā€œCā€ (2.0/4.0)
  • Non academic courses (such as recreational courses)
  • Courses that contributed to your high school diploma
  • Preparatory courses that are not currently offered at Babson (such as elementary level math courses and ESL courses)

Evaluation of transfer credit at Babson College is done through the Transfer Credit Evaluation tool in Slate. To learn how your courses and credits may transfer, please submit course information prior to depositing.

To access the Transfer Credit Evaluation in Slate:

  1. Log into Slate
  2. Click the TR tab 
  3. Click on the Transfer Credit Evaluation link
  4. Click Add Course to submit information for each course you hope to transfer

Students can submit courses for review once admitted to Babson College. All courses admitted students would like considered for credit at Babson College must be in the Transfer Credit Evaluation (including syllabi) prior to depositing. Once an admitted student deposits, access to Slate ends.

Understanding your Transfer Credit Evaluation once submitted and reviewed:

"Babson Course Name" This column shows a Babson course name or type of requirement that corresponds with your previous course. Electives are one category you may see here. Electives are advanced management courses and general courses. Students need at least twenty elective credits to meet degree requirements.

"Babson Course Credits" Babson courses are four credits. Previous coursework for more or less credits will be accepted. Your Student Success Advisor will guide you on how to make up credits and/or where extra credits will count.

"Evaluation Status" This column will indicate the status of your course review with one of the following:

  1. Tentatively Accepted - Reviewed and assigned credits, but need final transcript before official
  2. Not Accepted at Babson 
  3. This column may be blank due to: waiting for required information to begin review OR the review is in progress but not yet complete

Use your Tentatively Accepted courses for a sense of what will transfer and how.

Class Year Standing 

Babson students generally enroll in 16-18 credits per semester. Many transfer students need an additional semester (or summer course work) beyond their original graduation date. This can vary based on studying abroad, completing concentration(s), summer coursework, etc.  

  • 0-31.99 earned credits: First Year
  • 32-63.99 earned credits: Sophomore

Please note that the following courses are not accepted for transfer credit:

  • Courses where the student received a grade below a ā€œCā€ (2.0/4.0)
  • Non-academic courses (such as recreational courses)
  • Courses that contributed to your high school diploma
  • Preparatory courses that are not currently offered at Babson (such as elementary level math courses and ESL courses)

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