A student is considered a transfer when he/she has completed any coursework at a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school. A list of regional accrediting bodies can be found here. Students who have only earned credit from non-regionally accredited colleges, vocational programs, and/or the military should apply as a freshman.
Applications for admission to Belmont are considered on a rolling basis, so early submission of an application is strongly encouraged. Applicants will be notified of a decision within a few weeks of completing the application. For more information click here.
Application Check List
1. Complete a Degree Seeking Application
Complete the entire Degree Seeking Application thoroughly and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50. Make sure to select transfer student in your application. To facilitate efficient application processing, it is requested that transfer applicants submit the application first before submitting other items. You may apply using the following methods:
- Belmont University Online Application
- The Common Application ©
- Download a Belmont University paper application
2. Submit Official College Transcripts
Official college transcripts must be submitted from every college or university attended (including dual enrollment courses and summer courses taken as a transient student). Request that official transcripts (hardcopy) be mailed from the college/university directly to our office at:
Office of Admissions
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212
If your school participates, you can also submit your transcript electronically through Parchment by using this link.
THE MATERIALS LISTED ABOVE ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS. APPLICANTS WHO HAVE EARNED LESS THAN 24 HOURS OF COLLEGE CREDIT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION (EXCLUDING CREDIT BY EXAM, IB, AND MILITARY CREDIT), MUST ALSO:
3. Submit SAT or ACT Test Scores - Required for ALL Nursing Applicants
If you have completed less than 24 hours at the time of application (see above), request that official SAT-1 or ACT score reports be sent directly to Belmont. (Belmont’s ACT code is 3946 and the SAT code is 1058). Belmont does not consider Writing test scores from either the SAT or ACT. Test scores will be accepted as official if submitted on an official high school transcript.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is required for all Nursing applicants, regardless of the number of college credit hours earned. A nursing applicant is only exempt if he/she is a licensed registered nurse or has a previous bachelor’s degree.
4. Submit Official High School TranscriptsIf you have completed less than 24 hours at the time of application, request that official transcripts be sent from the high school directly to the Office of Admissions. For a transcript to be official, it may not be marked “Issued to Student”. The transcript should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212
If your school participates, high school transcripts may also be submitted electronically through Parchment by using this link.
Transcripts may not be faxed.
Applicants for the fall term are encouraged to begin the application process in early spring.
- MARCH 1: Priority deadline to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid. Our FAFSA Code is 003479. Aid will be awarded on an as-available basis after this date.
- MID-MARCH: Financial aid award letters will be mailed to students as awards are made and will continue to be mailed throughout the summer. You must be admitted to Belmont before you can be considered for financial aid.
- JUNE: New Student Orientation and registration for incoming fall students who have deposited
- JULY 1: Application deadline for the fall term.
- LATE AUGUST: Welcome Week for incoming fall students
Applicants for the spring term are encouraged to begin the application process in early fall.
- NOVEMBER 1: Application deadline for the spring term
- NOVEMBER 1: Priority deadline to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid. Our FAFSA Code is: 003479. Applicants who have already received their Student Aid Report should have this forwarded to Belmont.
- EARLY NOVEMBER: Financial aid award letters will be mailed to students as awards are made and will continue to be mailed throughout the fall. You must be admitted to Belmont before you can be considered for financial aid.
- EARLY JANUARY: New Student Orientation and registration for incoming spring students
Applicants for the summer term are encouraged to begin the application process in early spring.
- MAY 1: Application deadline for the summer term
- MAY 15: The deadline to submit the Summer School Application for Financial Aid.
- JUNE: New Student Orientation and registration for incoming summer students
- MARCH 1: Aid for the summer term is based upon the FAFSA from the prior academic year. Your Student Aid Report from the prior academic year should be forwarded to Belmont as soon as you are admitted. Our FAFSA Code is 003479.
TRANSFER OF CREDITDue to the volume of transfer inquiries, Belmont is unable to provide pre-admission evaluation of transcripts/credit. However, Belmont helps prospective transfer students make informed decisions by providing resources and guidance prior to enrollment. Upon admission, transfer applicants are provided with a Preliminary Transcript Report which provides an initial idea of how course work applies to the Belmont general education core. Specific classes for the major will be reviewed by an academic advisor at Orientation once an applicant has paid the Enrollment Deposit.
Please go here to see Belmont’s official transfer policy and here to see Belmont’s policy on CLEP and AP credits.
All full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking, unmarried students (without children residing with them) are eligible to live in campus housing. Belmont University requires all full-time, undergraduate students and incoming full-time, undergraduate transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours by the start of the Fall semester to live in campus housing unless Student is : 1) 21+ years of age by August 24, 2016; 2) married and/or has children residing with him/her; or 3) lives with parents, legal guardians, grandparents, or siblings over the age of 25 while attending Belmont.
FALL 2016 APPLICANTS: Due to the strong return response from our current residential student population, campus housing for incoming transfer students will be limited and transfer students may want to consider off-campus arrangements. Transfer students interested in campus housing should apply as soon as possible as any assignments will be based on availability and date of application. Transfers will be offered housing throughout the entire summer as spaces become available. Students seeking assistance in conducting an off-campus housing search should contact the Office of Residence Life.
Belmont reserves the right to modify the enforcement of the housing requirement based on the university’s educational and/or administrative needs and purposes. Affected students may not be guaranteed housing and will be waitlisted for campus housing based on modifications of the housing requirement and re-prioritized by student classification and/or date of application.
Transfer applicants are not eligible for Academic Merit Scholarships. Transfer students are eligible for need-based aid through filing the FAFSA. Please go to www.belmont.edu/sfs or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Transfers Seeking a Second Degree
Applicants interested in seeking a second degree at Belmont may not earn a second degree that is the same degree (BA, BBA, BS, etc.) they already hold, whether their degree is from Belmont or any other institution. This is true even if the major was different in the first degree. If you are interested in applying to Belmont’s Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, please click here.
Enrollment Confirmation Deposit
Upon acceptance, an applicant will be required to pay a $250 non-refundable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit. Confirming enrollment initiates important communication regarding Housing, as well as, Transfer Orientation, Advisement and Pre-Registration which occurs in June.