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Apply as a Transfer Student

A student is considered a transfer when he/she has completed any coursework at a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school. A list of regional accrediting bodies can be found here. Students who have only earned credit from non-regionally accredited colleges, vocational programs, and/or the military should apply as a freshman.

Applications for admission to Belmont are considered on a rolling basis, so early submission of an application is strongly encouraged. Applicants will be notified of a decision within a few weeks of completing the application. For more information click here.

Application Check List for Fall Applicants


1. Submit an Application

The application requires a 250–650 word essay and a $50 non-refundable, non-waivable application fee. The application for the fall term is available August 1, 2016. Make sure to apply for the correct term. You cannot switch your application term and Belmont does not defer admission. You may apply using the following methods:

Deadline: July 1


2. Submit Required Supplements

If you have 24 or more college credits at the time of application, submit official college transcripts from EVERY college/university you have attended. If you have less than 24 hours of college credits at the time of application, submit official college transcripts from EVERY college/university you have attended, official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. SAT/ACT scores are required for ALL Nursing applicants. College credit hours do not include AP, IB, remedial or military credits.

Transcripts may be submitted electronically through Parchment or the Student Clearinghouse. These are the only electronic delivery services accepted. If prompted to provide an email address for Belmont, please use admissions@belmont.edu. If your school does not use Parchment or the Student Clearinghouse, transcripts must be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212

Note: Transcripts will not be accepted by fax or email.

If you are in your first semester of college or your first semester at a new school, a transcript listing your classes as “in progress” is required. If your school is unable to provide this, your school may provide Belmont with a Letter of Good Standing.
Deadline: July 1

3. File Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Belmont does not offer academic merit scholarships to transfer students. Therefore, your FAFSA will serve as your application for all financial aid including private and endowed scholarships.

For more information, click here for Student Financial Services or email the financial aid office.

Priority Deadline: Dec. 1 


4. Receive an Admissions Decision

Your admissions decision will arrive by mail 1-2 weeks after submitting your application and required supplements to the address you provided on your application.


5. Review your Preliminary Transfer Report

If accepted, you will receive a PTR with your acceptance letter. This initial non-binding estimate will show you how you can expect your credits to transfer to Belmont for credit in our general education core.


6. Receive a Financial Aid Package

Financial Aid Packages are only sent to students who have been admitted and filed their FAFSA with Belmont. Belmont will begin sending packages by mail to students who have been admitted and filed their FAFSA in early 2017. Students admitted after this time will receive packages by mail on a rolling basis 4–6 weeks after receiving their acceptance letter once their FAFSA has been filed. Contact our financial aid office at finaid@belmont.edu with any questions.


7. Pay Your $250 Enrollment Deposit

Your $250 deposit is not refundable, waivable or transferable. It confirms that you plan to enroll at Belmont. To pay your deposit, go to belmont.edu/paymydeposit and click on the e-deposits tab. Your username is your BUID (found on your acceptance letter). Your password is the last 6 digits of your BUID. Only pay your deposit when you are sure you are going to attend Belmont.


8. Create Your myBelmont account

Go to my.belmont.edu, select “first time user” and follow the steps to create your account. If you receive an error that your account is not recognized, your deposit may not be posted yet. Try again in a few days. This account contains your Belmont email address. Check it regularly for important communication. It is normal for you to have an advisor hold on your account and this will be removed after you attend orientation.


9. Apply for Housing

You will receive an email to your MyBelmont account about a week after you have paid your deposit and created your account. This email will contain instructions for how to apply for on campus housing. Housing on campus is not guaranteed for transfer students. It is awarded first-come-first-serve. The earlier you apply for housing the more likely it is that you will be able to live on campus.

For more information, click here for Belmont's Office of Residence Life or email housing@belmont.edu.


10. Register for Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration

You will be advised and will register for classes during transfer orientation in June (before Freshmen students). Sign up through your myBelmont account. It is STRONGLY recommended that you attend June orientation. If you are unable to attend, another orientation will be held in August a few days before classes start. These are the ONLY times you may be advised and can register.

For more information click here to visit Belmont's Orientation website or email orientation@belmont.edu.


11. Complete Required Health Forms

You will receive an email to your Belmont email address that contains instructions for completing required health forms approximately two weeks after you have paid your deposit and created your account.



Application Check List for Spring Applicants

> Click here to download a step-by-step guide to transferring for the Spring semester.


1. Submit an Application

The application requires a 250-650 word essay and a $50 non-refundable, non-waivable application fee. You may apply online using the Belmont application or the Common Application. The application for the spring term is available August 1, 2017. Make sure to apply for the correct term. You cannot switch your application term and Belmont does not defer admission. You may apply using the following methods:

Deadline: November 1


2. Submit Required Supplements

If you have 24 or more college credits at the time of application, submit official college transcripts from EVERY college/university you have attended. If you have less than 24 hours of college credits at the time of application, submit official college transcripts from EVERY college/university you have attended, official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. SAT/ACT scores are required for ALL Nursing applicants. College credit hours do not include AP, IB, remedial or military credits.

Transcripts may be submitted electronically through Parchment or the Student Clearinghouse. These are the only electronic delivery services accepted. If prompted to provide an email address for Belmont, please use admissions@belmont.edu. If your school does not use Parchment or the Student Clearinghouse, transcripts must be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212

Note: Transcripts will not be accepted by fax or email.

If you are in your first semester of college or your first semester at a new school, a transcript listing your classes as “in progress” is required. If your school is unable to provide this, your school may provide Belmont with a Letter of Good Standing.

Priority Deadline: Nov. 1 


3. File Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Belmont does not offer academic merit scholarships to transfer students. Therefore, your FAFSA will serve as your application for all financial aid including private and endowed scholarships.

For more information, click here for Student Financial Services or email the financial aid office.


4. Receive an Admissions Decision

Your admissions decision will arrive by mail 1-2 weeks after submitting your application and required supplements to the address you provided on your application.


5. Review your Preliminary Transfer Report

If accepted, you will receive a PTR with your acceptance letter. This initial non-binding estimate will show you how you can expect your credits to transfer to Belmont for credit in our general education core.


6. Receive a Financial Aid package

Financial Aid Packages are only sent to students who have been admitted and filed their FAFSA with Belmont. If you have filed your FAFSA, you can expect to receive a financial aid package by mail 3-4 weeks after receiving your acceptance letter. Contact our financial aid office at finaid@belmont.edu with any questions.


7. Pay Your $250 Enrollment Deposit

Your $250 deposit is not refundable, waivable or transferable. It confirms that you plan to enroll at Belmont. To pay your deposit, go to belmont.edu/paymydeposit and click on the e-deposits tab. Your username is your BUID (found on your acceptance letter). Your password is the last 6 digits of your BUID. 


8. Create Your myBelmont account

Go to my.belmont.edu, select “first time user” and follow the steps to create your account. If you receive an error that your account is not recognized, your deposit may not be posted yet. Try again in a few days. This account contains your Belmont email address. Check it regularly for important communication. It is normal for you to have an advisor hold on your account and this will be removed after you attend orientation.


9. Apply for Housing

You will receive an email to your myBelmont account about a week after you have paid your deposit and created your account. This email will contain instructions for how to apply for on campus housing. Housing on campus is not guaranteed for transfer students. It is awarded first-come-first-serve. The earlier you apply for housing the more likely it is that you will be able to live on campus.


10. Register for Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration

You will be advised and will register for classes during orientation in January. Sign up through your myBelmont account. 

For more information click here to visit Belmont's Orientation website or email orientation@belmont.edu.


11. Complete Required Health Forms

You will receive an email to your Belmont email address that contains instructions for completing required health forms approximately two weeks after you have paid your deposit and created your account.


Credit Transfer

If admitted to Belmont, you will receive a Preliminary Transfer Report (PTR) in the mail with your acceptance letter. This initial non-binding estimate will show you how we anticipate that your credits will transfer into our general education core. Due to factors such as placement test results and course sequencing and availability, the Office of Admissions is unable to provide students with an estimated graduation date.

Via your myBelmont account, you will be able to view (several weeks before Orientation), a DegreeWorks audit. This audit (performed by the Registrar) is an official evaluation of your transfer work as it applies to your degree progress. For courses to transfer to Belmont, they must be from a regionally accredited college/university, must not be remedial and the student must have earned a grade of “C” or better. Students should avoid taking upper-level, major specific classes before attending Belmont.

Due to the volume of inquiries, we are unable to review transcripts for potential credit transfer until a student has applied and been admitted to Belmont. Transfer counselors can provide students with a list of suggested general education transfer classes for their major that the student can use to select classes from another school. We cannot, however, pre-approve specific classes for transfer.


Second Degree Applicants

Applicants interested in seeking a second degree at Belmont may not earn a second degree that is the same degree (B.A., B.B.A., B.S., etc.) they already hold, whether their degree is from Belmont or any other institution. This is true even if the major was different in the first degree.

Applicants interested in earning a Second Degree from Belmont will follow the same process listed above for transfer students with a few exceptions:

  • Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Applicants follow a different admissions process. If you are interested in applying to Belmont’s Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, please click here
  • Second Degree applicants should indicate that select “Second Degree Sought” for their decision plan on their application.
  • Second Degree students do not receive Preliminary Transfer Reports. Second Degree students should expect that to earn their second degree, they will need to complete all of the classes required for their new major in addition to any general education classes required by Belmont that have not been completed at previous institutions.


Re-enrollment to Belmont University

A re-enrolling student is someone who has been a degree seeking student at Belmont for at least one semester. Students applying for re-admission to Belmont are considered on the same basis as new applicants to the university for that particular term and must adhere to the same application deadlines. Re-admission cannot be considered if the student has any unsettled business with Belmont University or any other institution attended, whether in the form of a financial, disciplinary or academic obligation. Once those issues have been resolved and the Office of Admissions has been notified of the resolution in writing by that institution, the application will be considered.

Before one begins the process of re-enrolling, the student is liable for checking their MyBelmont account for any holds that may have been placed on the account. One cannot be re-admitted to Belmont until these are cleared.

How to apply:

1. If a student has been away from Belmont they can re-enroll by using the Belmont Application and selecting re-enroll as their student and admission type.

2. The application fee can be waived. The student should email their admission counselor for the fee waiver code.

3. No essay is required. However, the student will need to type something in the essay “box” stating you are indeed re-enrolling. This way you will not have to write another essay. There must be something placed in this area or the application will not allow the you to submit the application information.

4. We will need transcripts from any college or university you have attended since leaving Belmont.

5. If the returning student is a music, art, theatre, or songwriting major, they will need to check with the individual department to see if another portfolio or audition is required.