yeshiva university transfer requirements

Last Updated on July 29, 2023


Applicants for admission to Stern College for WomenSyms School of Business or Yeshiva College as transfer students from other colleges and universities.Have a Question, 


  • Students with 29 or less earned post-secondary credits are required to submit their High School Transcript, SAT/ACT Scores and College Transcript.
  • Students with 30 or more earned post-secondary credits are required to submit their College Transcript. The credits must be post secondary credits earned at an accredited college or university.  Israel credits are not counted towards this policy.

How to Apply

For the application to be processed, transfer applicants are required to submit the following items:

  1. Completed Application
    Applicants should please begin by creating an account in our online application. This will give them access to their personal portal where they will be able to submit their application. Once the application is submitted, the supplemental items will be populated based on the applicant’s admission type. The applicant will be prompted to upload their essay and resume. The applicant will also be able to submit the names and contact information of their recommenders, who will receive a link to upload their letters of recommendation directly into our system. The applicant’s high school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by their high school administration.  College transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the institute itself. The applicant’s ACT/SAT official score report must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the testing service. Finally, we require an interview for every applicant.  Please contact [email protected] to schedule an interview.  Applicants can always check their application status or the status of their items by logging into their portal.
  2. $65 Nonrefundable Application Fee
    Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  3. Essay
    Please respond to one the following prompts in 500-750 words:

    Essay Option 1: What lessons have you learned from high school that you have applied in your life?How have these lessons further defined your values and character?
    Essay Option 2: Character, values, leadership, and potential: these are characteristics that we are looking for at YU.  Please provide examples from your life, your experiences, or your aspirations and how they will be further defined, enhanced, or developed at YU.
    Essay Option 3: As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to reflect on the past while focusing on hope, happiness and ways to express Hakarat Hatov (gratitude). Please highlight an example where you, your family members or friends have exemplified Hakarat Hatov and the impact it has had on you on a personal level and/or within your community, whether COVID related or not.
  4. Resume/Extracurricular Activity List 
    Please upload a resume or extracurricular activity list that details your extracurricular involvement, internships and work experience at school and in your community.  
  5. Official SAT or ACT Scores
    Official scores must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the testing service (i.e., College Board, ACT). Yeshiva University does not require the writing section on the SAT or ACT. As a result of the challenges students face in fulfilling the requirement of submitting standardized test scores due to COVID-19, Yeshiva University will adopt a one year test optional policy for 2021 high school graduates and first time applicants applying to the university. This will be true for both general admission and Honors applicants. Students applying early admissions will still be required to submit scores.
    • Yeshiva University’s SAT school code is 2990
    • Yeshiva University’s ACT school code is 2992
  6. Official High School Transcript
    High school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the high school administration (e.g., college guidance counselor, principal).
  7. Official College Transcript
    College transcripts must be sent directly of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the institution itself. 
  8. Interview with a YU Admissions Officer
    Schedule an interview HERE.
    Yeshiva University takes a holistic approach in reviewing an applicant’s candidacy.  The interview allows the Admissions officer to meet all applicants and get to know them outside of their application.

Newly admitted students can have their College courses taken during High School count towards their undergraduate degree.  

Transfer High School Course Policy

Transfer High School Course Policy

Credit Transfer Process

Transfer applicants who request courses previously taken to be evaluated for possible transfer, or request pre-approval for courses they plan to to take, must submit the following documents. (Yeshiva University will only evaluate transcripts and syllabi for credit after applicants have been accepted).

  1. Official college transcript with course numbers and final grades (for courses already completed at another institution)
  2. Full syllabus in PDF format for each outside college course to be evaluated

Please note:

Below is a link to pre-approved courses by school for the Sy Syms School of Business, Stern College for Women, and Yeshiva College. Please be advised that additions will be posted as courses are reviewed and approved by the academic departments. Course evaluations are valid for up to 4 years from the date approved.

Previously Admitted Transfer Applicants

If you were previously admitted to Yeshiva University and declined admission to attend a different institution, and are NOT transferring credits, you need to complete a Reapplication Form on the application page. Students who wish to transfer credits from another college, regardless of whether or not you have been accepted, need to complete a new online application.

International Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants from countries outside of the United States should refer to the International Applicant page for more information regarding additional application requirements.

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