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Transfer Student Admission


Please review the steps below that outline the application process, then apply for admission. All of the forms summarized below can be found within the online applicant portal once you start your application. We look forward to working with you!

Apply for Admission

(No application fee)

Official College/University Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be mailed - electronic or hard copy - directly from the college/university attended to the Baldwin Wallace University Office of Admission.

Electronic transcripts should be sent to

Paper copies should be sent to:

Admission Office
Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017


Using the recommendation form within the online applicant portal, provide one personal or professional recommendation from a professor, employer or someone who is familiar with your goals and abilities as they relate to successfully pursuing a college academic program.

Student Conduct Form

The student conduct form within the online applicant portal should be submitted to a dean or student affairs college official who has access to your student conduct records. This form is only required if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are currently enrolled or have been enrolled as a full-time student at a 4-year residential university within the last academic year.
  • When requested specifically by the admission committee.

If you have been out of high school less than 5 years:

High School Transcript

Requirements for Transcript

Your official high school transcript may not always be required, depending on how much college work you have completed and how long ago you graduated from high school. Your high school transcript is required when:

  • You have been out of high school less than five years and are not earning an associate degree.
  • You have completed fewer than 25 transferable credit hours of college/university coursework.
  • The BW Admission Office may request your high school transcript when more academic background is needed in reviewing your application.

ACT or SAT Scores

ACT/SAT scores are generally not requested for students who have been out of high school more than a year. If you have not taken math or English in your previous college work and you have strong ACT or SAT scores, you may submit official scores directly from the testing agency to be used for placement in math and English at BW. Scores listed on an official high school transcript are acceptable.

Other Information

Military and Veteran Students

Students with military training and experience earn valuable college credit toward a bachelor's degree at BW.

Conservatory of Performing Arts Applicants

If you are applying for admission as a Conservatory of Performing Arts student, please apply through the Conservatory application.

Additional Supporting Information

While not required, an admission interview, copy of a resume, written personal statement and list of training workshops and seminars are examples of additional information that may help us get to know you better during the admission process.

Students must provide evidence of their preparation and fit for future success at Baldwin Wallace University consistent with code of conduct statements for the University, program or profession. All aspects of a student's application are considered and used as the primary means for informing an admission decision.

Every admission file is reviewed by admission counselors, who holistically review every facet of the student's file, including the application, transcripts, recommendation letters, and student report form. While reviewing all of the documents, admission counselors look for consistency with personal identifiable information such as name, address, date of birth, transcript dates, etc. If inconsistencies are identified, authorized university personnel may request additional information as needed to confirm the validity of a student's credentials.

All applications and credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of Baldwin Wallace University when they are submitted, and will not be returned in original or copy form.