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Office of Recruitment & Admissions
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504)816-4670
Toll Free: (800) 216-6637

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming for additional information regarding our transfer process.

Dillard University Transfer Students

Transfer Student Requirements

Dillard University admits applicants who possess high standards of scholarship, serious and realistic educational goals, potential for service and leadership, and the personal characteristics of honesty, loyalty and self-respect. The university does not make any distinction as to religion, race, or gender in the admission of its students. Transfer Students are classified as a student who has attended at least ONE college course upon graduating from high school.

We accept the following application types

  • Common Black College Application
  • DU Online Web Application
  • Paper Application (Collected from College Fairs/High School Visits Only)
Dillard University Campus

Application Fee

Application fee of $40.00 via check or money order payable to Dillard University. Fee Waivers are accepted)-NACAC, College Board, Financial Hardship Letter, Free/Reduced Lunch Letter

GPA & Standardized Test Score Requirements

Minimum 2.0 GPA for the last regionally accredited institution attended. Academic scholarships will be based on at least 12 credit hours earned with a 2.0 cumulative GPA from all regionally accredited institutions attended.

Transfer applicants with less than 24 earned credit hours are required to also submit their high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores. Applicants for admission at least the age of 23 years of age are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores.

18 ACT composite score or 960 SAT (math and evidence based reading and writing) Students who elect not to submit their ACT/SAT scores, must have at least a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.0 to be considered for acceptance under our Test Optional Policy.

Applicants Not Meeting Requirements

If a transfer applicant does not meet the above mentioned requirements, they must also submit a personal statement (3-5 paragraph essay outlining your future aspirations) for further consideration.


While Dillard University has rolling admissions, we HIGHLY encourage all applicants to complete the application process by the priority deadlines mentioned below.

June 1st

  • Fall Applicants

December 1st

  • Spring Applicants

Course Evaluation

Dillard University evaluates the transcripts of transfer applicants (students who have been enrolled at another college or university on a part-time or full-time basis, not including concurrently enrolled high school students) in accordance with its own courses of study and requirements for graduation. Applicants should note that the university accepts no more than seventy-five (75) hours of transfer credit. Students must complete at least three-fourths of the courses required in their fields of concentration at Dillard.

Preliminary transcript evaluations are completed after the student has submitted their application for admission and all official transcripts. Official college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming and are not deemed official if they are sent to us by the student directly unless in a sealed envelope.

Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at their previous institution. Students who are under suspension from another institution are ineligible for admission to Dillard University.

Begin your application for admission.


Please allow at least 5-7 business days for the processing of all documents received. Be sure that your first and last name appear on all student records submitted.

Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.