Transferring to Duquesne

There are two options for submitting your application, you can submit our Future Focused Application or Common App.

About the Application Process 

A transfer student will need to apply for admission and submit all necessary supporting documents, including high school transcripts and transcripts from all institutions attended.

  • Applicants are automatically considered for scholarships and financial aid, provided that you submit a FAFSA form by May 1
  • Transfers can live in the residence halls on campus based on availability at the time of application
  • Duquesne University does not provide housing for married students

Transferring Credits

Read the full undergraduate transfer policy in the Undergraduate Catalog.

  • Generally, Duquesne accepts credits from an accredited college or university that correspond to the Duquesne curriculum and in which you have earned a grade of C or higher.
  • Final determination on transferable credits is made by your academic advisor or dean of the school.

Maximum Amount of Credits Duquesne Accepts

Duquesne University accepts up to 60 credits from a two-year community college or up to 90 credits from a four-year college or university.

Your final 30 credits must be completed at Duquesne University.

  • Your GPA is calculated based on courses you have taken only at Duquesne University.
  • It is possible to receive some credit from military experience, and this is determined by an advisor in your school of study.

About Pharmacy Transfers

  • Students interested in transferring to the Doctor of Pharmacy program apply directly to the School of Pharmacy and mail all transcripts and 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.
  • If you have or will earn, an undergraduate degree by the end of the current academic year, you may be interested in our Pharm D weekend program.