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Transfer Students

Gallaudet welcomes transfer students from all backgrounds.

Whether you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a comprehensive academic experience without any compromises to communication. 

Interact with peers and professors with 24/7 access. Our courses are accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Real – Time Translation (CART), and interpreters.


Gallaudet prides itself on accessibility in all forms – including financial. Finish your degree while paying 58% less than the national average. 

Excellent Transfer Services

Our support specialists will help you understand which of your academic credits transfer and co-build a roadmap to finish your degree. 

Gallaudet offers a truly unique student experience – unlike anywhere else in the world.

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Transfer Applicants

Choose Gallaudet University, and get ready to accelerate your future and influence the world!

You will be considered a transfer student if you have enrolled at a college/university before applying.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from another college/university and are new to Gallaudet, you will be considered a Second Degree student.

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Required application materials

Complete an online application, including the $50 application fee

A short essay, 250-500 words long

A letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher

Provide unofficial high school and college transcripts from each institution (if applicable)

ACT, SAT scores (The testing requirement may be waived if you show evidence of having completed 12 hours of college-level English and Mathematics or a total of 30 hours of college credit.)


Application Deadlines

Rolling Admission for First Time Student Applicants

Application Fee Waiver deadline
Dec 1

Transcript Submission Deadline (Spring)

Dec 1

National Decision Day

May 1

Honors Priority deadline

Feb 15

Transcript Submission Deadline (Fall)

Aug 1

Transferring to Gallaudet is Easy

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions works closely with the Transfer Credit Coordinator in the University Registrar’s Office to ensure your transfer experience is seamless.

If interested in transferring:

Check your Course Equivalencies for yourself.

Please visit the Transfer Credits website for more information about transferring your credits to Gallaudet, course equivalencies, and more. If you wish to contact our Transfer Specialist, please email us.

A full academic experience with zero compromises.​

8:1 Student Faculty Ratio

With small class sizes and dedicated professors ready to meet you wherever you’re at, you will receive a personalized and enhanced education.

Gallaudet is 58% less expensive than average U.S. universities, and our students leave with 67% less debt. Why? Because Gallaudet believes education should be accessible to all.


of our students are transfers from other colleges and universities.


of our students come from mainstream high school programs.


of our students come from high schools for the deaf.

Transfer students may start elsewhere, but agree that finishing at Gallaudet is a wonderful choice.

We offer much more than classes. There’s always something happening on campus – international and national speakers and performers, movie nights, multicultural celebrations, and group activities planned in the residence halls.

History & Traditions

History & Traditions

Absorb the wealth of knowledge and progress at an institution steeped in rich history and cultural milestones.

New and Emerging Signers

New and Emerging Signers

From mastering the basics to reaching fluency, Gallaudet is the perfect place to learn ASL.



Explore 40 undergraduate majors and minors across 11 disciplines and challenging graduate programs and online degree offerings.

Spirit and Athletics

Spirit and Athletics

There’s always a way to get moving and get involved. Let your Bison pride shine with 14 NCAA Division III teams and intramural programs.

Life at Gallaudet

Life at Gallaudet

Discover a college experience like no other in Gallaudet’s immersive ASL/English environment.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Be a part of groundbreaking research and innovation with a worldwide impact.

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

We’re better together. Support a cause, pursue your passions, and connect with peers in a Student Club or Organization.

Life in D.C.

Life in D.C.

Opportunity awaits in one of the most historical, diverse, and vibrant cities in the United States.

From business to biology, deaf studies to data science – our academics are world class.

Find your future program today.