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Transfer Students

Admission Requirements

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College Transcript(s)

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In order to be admitted, students must provide a college transcript from each college attended and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  
If credits were taken in another country, the transcript must be sent to a foreign transcript evaluator like SpanTran to be evaluated on a 4.0 grade scale and translate it to English if needed.  
Transcripts can be emailed to transfer@southern.edu or mailed to the address below: 
Enrollment Services 
Southern Adventist University 
PO Box 542 
Collegedale, TN 37315
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High school transcript or GED

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Transfer students are required to submit their official high school transcript as part of the admission process.  

Transcripts can be emailed to applications@southern.edu or mailed to the address below: 

Enrollment Services 
Southern Adventist University 
PO Box 542 
Collegedale, TN 37315 

As a Transfer student, test scores are not required for admission. However, they are required to be accepted into certain academic programs and to register for classes with test score perquisites. Check our FAQ section on the General Admissions page.

Important Dates

Priority Application Deadline
For priority processing and scholarship consideration, a prospects application should be submitted by the following dates for the fall semester. There is no priority deadline for the winter or summer semesters.

  • Freshmen Priority Deadline March 1
  • Transfer Priority Deadline June 1
International Students
International students must apply and complete the acceptance process by the following deadlines. If the deadline has passed an I-20 will not be issued for that semester. For more information visit the International Admissions Page.

Fall Semester
  • Acceptance Deadline: June 1
  • I-20 Deadline: July 1
Winter Semester
  • Acceptance Deadline: October 1
  • I-20 Deadline: December 1
Commitment Deposit
After acceptance, the $250 commitment deposit should be paid before the following dates to guarantee placement for the upcoming semester. If it is paid after the stated date, placement will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Commitment Deposit becomes non-refundable after May 1. The full policy can be found in our catalog.

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Winter Semester: November 1


Students enrolling at Southern Adventist University may transfer previously earned credits if the following expectations are met:

  • Official college transcripts from each college attended are submitted.
  • The completed credits were for college-level courses in which the student has earned a grade of C- or higher.
  • All completed credits come directly from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Credit may be considered for courses taken at institutions which are not regionally accredited only after the student has completed at least 16 semester hours at Southern with a 2.00 or better average.

For more information on transfer credits, please review the Transfer Equivalencies page.

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