Transfer Admissions

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Finish Your Degree at a University That Feels Like Home.

Students looking for challenging academics, a focus on real-world experience and a commitment to meaningful service have found a home at Iona University.

Whether you are transferring from a community college or another university, we understand transferring can be time-consuming and stressful. To ensure you have a smooth transfer process, we provide an admissions decision in just 24 hours.

Wondering why transferring to Iona is your best choice?

  • Transfer up to 90 credits and, if eligible, enter with junior status.
  • Finish your degree quickly, save money and begin your post-graduate career.
  • With a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll receive personalized attention to support your educational and professional growth.

Special Academic Opportunities

Learn more about Iona's honors programs, scholarships for STEM students and more!

Transferring to Iona: Admission Requirements

We are committed to providing transfer students with a seamless application process. Transfer applicants must submit the following application materials:

  • Application (either the Common App or the Iona Transfer Application)
  • Transcripts from your previous college/university
  • High school transcripts or equivalent GED report (if transferring with less than 24 college credits)

Iona accepts transfer students on a rolling basis, so there is no official deadline. It is in your best interest to submit all required application materials promptly to receive your admissions decision and financial aid package.

How to Apply

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International Transfer Students

At Iona, we are excited to welcome students from all over the world to become a part of our student body and join in the Gael spirit. In addition to the Common App or Iona Transfer Application, international transfer students must submit:

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Transferring Credits to Iona

Incoming students can transfer up to 90 credits — including up to 64 credits from an accredited community or junior college. Transfer students with an associate degree may be eligible to most of their core courses waived and enter immediately with junior status.

Transfer Partnership Agreements

Students looking to transfer to Iona University should review the existing transfer partnerships agreements to see what New York, international and graduate institutions have a partnership with Iona.

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Financial Aid

Iona strives to make education affordable for everyone. One-hundred percent of Iona transfer students receive scholarships, grants and other types of financial aid.

We proudly offer the Transfer and Iona Celtic Scholarship to transfer students with a record of outstanding academic achievement, ranging from $13,000 to $19,000.

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Meet Your Dedicated Transfer Counselor

You don’t have to go through the transfer process alone - our dedicated transfer admissions counselor, Kevin Blake, is here to help. Kevin can answer your questions, provide vital resources and guide you through the admissions process as you transition to Iona.

Office: McSpedon Hall
Mobile: (914) 281-3867

Kevin Blake

Take the Next Steps to Become a Gael

Accepted transfer students: welcome to Iona! You are on your way to becoming a Gael and joining our vibrant and diverse community of students and faculty. The Roadmap for Accepted Students gives you a step-by-step guide to registering for orientation, on-campus living and enrolling in courses.

See For Yourself

Explore Iona’s historic campuses in New Rochelle and Bronxville by attending a tour to visit our academic spaces, residential halls and co-curricular halls to see where you’ll be studying, living and enjoying your free time.

If you’re looking to connect with your future classmates while learning about life on campus, join us for one of our many transfer student events.

Contact Admissions

If you have questions about the transfer process, reach out to Iona’s admissions:

(800) 231-IONA
(914) 633-2502

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Find Out What an Iona Education Can Do For You

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Our scenic campuses, located just 20 miles from midtown Manhattan, truly do offer the "best of both worlds." Let us show you around, answer your questions and give you a feel of our tight-knit community.

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If you're considering applying to Iona, you're not alone! Since 2019, our new-student enrollment is up nearly 30%. Additionally, 99% of our first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid.


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