Transfer Students

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Thank you for your interest in transferring to Aquinas College!

Here are a few things to know before transferring to Aquinas:

  • Submit free online application.
  • Request transcripts from all previous college coursework. 
  • Admission Requirements:  at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in at least 12 credit hours of 100 level or higher.
  •  Aquinas accepts up to 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited community or junior college. If coming from a four-year institution, you may transfer all liberal arts and science credits earned at your previous school(s) and applicable to your degree program.
  • If you hold an Associate of Arts degree, you will automatically have fulfilled the general education requirements at Aquinas, with the exception of a Theological Foundation course, a  Writing Intensive course, and a Senior Capstone. Students may need to complete the competency requirements of English and Math.
  • If you hold any other Associate's Degree, an official transcript review will determine which credits will still need to be completed. 
  • If transferring from an accredited four-year institution, an official transcript review will determine which credits will be accepted. However, at least 30 semester hours must be earned in residence at Aquinas. Certain departments require at least half of the major course work to be completed at Aquinas.
  • Prospective transfer students from other colleges cannot be admitted if they have been dismissed from or are currently on academic probation at another college.

There is NO FEE for filing an application for admission. Official transcripts must be sent to Aquinas College from each institution attended whether or not any academic credit was actually earned. An official high school transcript showing the student's date of graduation must be submitted as well. Specific questions about the transfer process should be directed to Elizabeth Chamberlain at

Equivalency Guides and Course Catalog

Michigan Transfer Agreement
Transfer Equivalency Guides
Grand Rapids Community College Articulation Agreement Program Guides
Montcalm Community College Articulation Agreement Program Guides
*If you do not find a specific class, please contact the Registrar's Office at (616) 632-2866.
Aquinas Course Catalog
Recent Articulation Agreements
Southwestern Michigan College Articulation Agreement
Montcalm Community College Articulation Agreement
Muskegon Community College Articulation Agreement
Grand Rapids Community College Articulation Agreement for Honors Programs
Scholarships/Financial Aid
Aquinas College Scholarships for Transfer Students
AQ Net Price Calculator
Federal Grant Financial Aid Information
Contact the Aquinas College Financial Aid Office
Schedule your visit to AQ
Admitted Transfer Students
If you are an admitted transfer student ready to commit to Aquinas, please visit the admitted transfer student website for information on paying your deposit, registering for classes and on-campus housing.

If you are an admitted student starting at Aquinas College in the Fall (August) of 2023, you will need to register for Transfer Advising after you pay your deposit (dates to be dertermined). If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Chambelain at

A transfer student is defined as a student who is traditional age (set by the Federal Government as under the age of 24) and has attended or is attending another college or university. If you do not meet these requirements please refer to our Continuing Education Page.

Students from other colleges may be admitted to Aquinas as "guest" students by obtaining a guest application from their home institution and submitting it to Aquinas. Students should request an official transcript to be forwarded to their home institution upon completion of the course. To apply, download Free Online Michigan Uniform Guest Application.

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Chamberlain, Admissions Counselor
Phone: (616) 632-1049 or 1-800-678-9593