Kenyon welcomes students who apply for admission after beginning undergraduate study at another institution.

The admissions staff recognizes that not all students are comfortable with their initial college choice — and that academic and career goals often change during the college years. For this reason, the College accepts a limited number of transfer students each year, depending on their class year and the availability of living accommodations.

Students who wish to transfer to Kenyon should present secondary-school and college records that reflect an ability to do work of the quality expected at the College. In most cases, successful transfer applicants present grades of B or better in their current courses.

Steps for Applying as a Transfer Student

Complete the Transfer Common Application.

Please send us the following material

  • Official transcript(s) from all high schools and colleges you've attended. They should list all your courses and grades, including this year's courses. We are able to receive transcripts directly from a high school or college as well as through the Common Application, eSCRIP-SAFE, or Parchment.
  • Test requirements: please refer to Standardized testing at Kenyon.
  • College Report (PDF). This should be completed by a college/university registrar or appropriate dean/college official who can verify enrollment and academic standing.
  • Academic Evaluation (a recommendation from a professor).
  • Mid-Term Report (PDF).

Deadlines for Transfer Students

Option 1

Application Due: April 1
Decision Released: Late April

Option 2

Application Due: May 1
Decision Released: May 15

Option 3

Application Due: June 1
Decision Released: June 8

Explore Financial Aid Options

Kenyon provides financial assistance to approximately 60 percent of domestic students. International transfer students are not eligible for financial assistance. More about costs and financial aid.  

Admitted students who elect to attend the College must pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $350. Please contact admissions@kenyon.edu with any questions.