International Transfer Applicants
Bachelor's Degree or Undergraduate Degree
- For students who have attended another university prior to Duquesne
Duquesne University welcomes many international transfer students from universities around the globe! We try to make the application process as straight-forward as possible, but contact us if you have questions about the process.
Apply Online. Once you apply, we will frequently communicate with you via email regarding the status of your application.
Most academic program deadlines are on a rolling admission basis. This means there is no set deadline and we can continue to admit students until a reasonable date prior to the beginning of each semester. However, there is an application deadline of December 1 for Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician's Assistant, Forensics, and Biomedical Engineering.
- 3.0 for Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Speech Language Pathology, Forensics, Pharmacy and Education
- 2.75 for Health Management Systems, Athletic Training and Occupational Therapy
- 2.5 for all other majors
Duquesne University offers over 80 Programs in our 9 Schools.
2) High School Transcript:
Original or attested copies of official academic records of your high school including your diploma.
3) University Transcript:
Official transcripts from any university, diploma, or training program
- Scanned copies are accepted for evaluation of your application, but originals must be received before you begin classes
- If you have finished an academic program and have enrolled in an ESL program in the United States, you must also submit the ESL transcripts as well.
- Course descriptions of university classes for which you would like to receive transfer credit should be submitted. These are not necessary for admission but are required to grant you credit. Only classes with the equivalent of a 'C' or better will transfer. If you cannot provide course descriptions, you may not be eligible for credit transfer. You can receive an admissions decision without the course descriptions, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive transfer credit for all your courses. You can transfer up to a maximum of 60 credits (approx. two years of study)
- NOTE: Applicants from Chinese institutions should request and submit official transcripts directly through CHESICC. Requests are processed by CHESICC and will be sent electronically to Duquesne's international admissions office. You will not need to submit a paper copy of your transcript. You can access the CHESSIC portal here. For a list of criteria to see if a CHESSIC transcript is necessary, please visit our page for applicants from China.
Official Foreign Credential Evaluation:
If you have completed more than two semesters of education prior to coming to Duquesne University, you are required to submit an Official Foreign Credential Evaluation along with any original documents from their institutions. You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations. (These services may charge a fee.) World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
NOTE: It is not necessary to request an Official Foreign Credential Evaluation if you plan to transfer from an institution with which we have an existing partnership. See our list of partner institutions for more information.
4) Letter of Recommendation:
At least one (1) letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to both your academic and personal strengths on official letterhead paper
5) Personal Statement:
At least 300 words which answers the following questions and includes any examples of research, shadowing or volunteering experiences: - What is unique about you? - Why have you chosen this major? - How will Duquesne help you to achieve your academic, personal and professional goals?
6) Mandatory Information Form:
These are not required for admission, but many students prefer to send them with their application to expedite the process. If you are accepted to Duquesne, you will need to provide financial verification documents. International students currently in the United States should work with their current International Student Advisor to coordinate the transfer of their SEVIS record after they receive notification of acceptance to Duquesne University. Please visit our immigration page for more information.