Transfer students are welcome to apply for fall and spring semester admission, selecting from 80 majors in 10 schools.

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Transfer Admissions

Make a Smooth Transition to Duquesne

Each year, more than 200 transfer students make Duquesne their school of choice to earn their degree.  Transfer students are welcome in both the fall and spring semesters for most majors.  You can choose from 80 majors in 10 schools.  

We invite you to visit the campus and get to know us.  During your visit, we can review your transcript for an informal credit evaluation.  We’ll show you around and, if you’d like, we can arrange for you to meet with a representative from the program in which you are interested.  Apply online or mail a paper application.  

Experience Tradition.  Expect Success.

As a Duquesne student, you’ll learn with students from all cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from nearly every state and more than 80 countries. Over our 133 year history, we’ve developed a national reputation for academic excellence.  Duquesne’s programs have won praise for innovation and continued high quality including accolades as a “first-tier university,” “top 100 undergraduate school,” and “Most Popular.”  Learn more about Duquesne in our Viewbook.

When you graduate, you’ll join an alumni network of 84,000 well-connected professionals.  Our graduates are succeeding in all walks of life and representing the ideals of Duquesne through their professionalism, high ethical standards and spirit of service. 

Transfer Deadlines and Resources

Spring Admission

  • November 1 - BSN-Nursing
  • December 1
  • December 15 - Health Sciences

Fall Admission

  • December 1 - Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, Second Degree Nursing.
  • April 1 - BSN-Nursing
  • July 1 - All other programs
Attending CCAC?

If you are studying at the Community College of Allegheny College, please review the CCAC Transfer Manual. This manual is useful when choosing classes that are equivalents to those required by whichever degree program you may have an interest in at Duquesne.  A table of contents is located on page 2.  Please note that some pages are intentionally left blank. 

Some schools also have transfer-specific web pages:

Special Requirements for Pharmacy

Students interested in transferring to the Doctor of Pharmacy program apply directly to the School of Pharmacy and mail all application materials there.  The School of Pharmacy accepts applications to transfer into the first professional year of the traditional (weekday) pathway only.  Seating is limited, and admission is considered on a "space available" basis.

Pittsburgh and Duquesne

Duquesne students are in close proximity to all of the wonderful dining, shopping and entertainment options in downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. You’ll take classes on a secluded 50-acre campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, ranked as one of the top ten destinations worldwide by National Geographic Traveler.  You’ll learn with students from all cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from nearly every state and more than 80 countries.