You are considered a transfer applicant if any semester or quarter units were taken at another college after graduating from high school.
- Common Application
- $60 application fee
- Transfer College Report
- Two Transfer Academic Evaluations (college instructor recommendations)
- Official transcript(s) from all secondary schools and colleges attended
- Mid-Term Report if currently enrolled
Standardized Testing Policy
- The submission of SAT or ACT exam scores is optional for all applicants to Scripps College.
- Homeschooled students are strongly encouraged to submit SAT or ACT exam scores.
- Should a student submit SAT or ACT exam scores, Scripps College will super-score across exam dates.
- International students educated outside of the U.S. are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam. An international student may request a waiver if their primary language is English or the language of instruction of their high school is English. More info can be found here.
Students who are not US citizens or Permanent Residents have additional requirements. Please visit the international applicants section for more information.
A student who has graduated from high school, enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and has any transferable credits is considered a transfer student.
Scripps welcomes applicants who wish to transfer in at first-year, sophomore, or junior status.
The Admission Committee places considerable weight on the content and quality of the college transcript(s) and college faculty recommendations. Course credit is generally transferable if the prior college is accredited, the course carries a grade of C or better, and the course is comparable to one offered by any of The Claremont Colleges. Students transferring from California colleges or universities are advised to follow the IGETC plan to ensure transferable credits. Scripps will evaluate transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. Transfer applicants are advised to challenge themselves with a range of coursework prior to transferring to Scripps College in order to fulfill our Breadth of Study requirements soon after transferring.
No, but we recommend that transfer candidates have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better at their previous college(s) in order to be considered competitive for admission.
The maximum amount of credit allowed from previous college work toward a Scripps degree is two years or 16 courses. Transfer students must spend the equivalent of four full-time semesters at Scripps, completing at least 16 courses, in order to receive the B.A. degree from the College.
Starting in fall 2021, Scripps is adopting a test-optional policy for all students. This means students are no longer required to submit the SAT or ACT. International students for whom English is not their first language must submit the TOEFL or IELTS.
Yes, if a student takes the SAT or ACT more than once, we will consider your best score. The best SAT score is determined by combining the highest score received on each section from any combination of testing dates; note that we will not combine subscores from the new and old versions of the SAT. Best ACT score is also determined by combining the highest score received on each section from any combination of testing dates.
Students who choose to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application can send official scores or self-report scores through the Common Application, QuestBridge Application, or through the Self-Reported Test Scores form in the Application Status Portal form checklist. Students who self-report scores as part of their application to Scripps and choose to enroll are required to submit official score reports. If there is a discrepancy between self-reported test scores and official scores, this may affect a student’s offer of admission. Please note that we do not accept self-reported test scores for the TOEFL or IELTS.
Yes, the following materials are also required:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results
- Official results of any International Baccalaureate or national exams
- College Board International Student Certification of Finances
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (if applying for need-based financial aid)
- Certified English translations of all documents. Please see the International Applicants page for more information.
If your first language is English or the language of instruction at your school is English, you may be eligible for a waiver of the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. After you have submitted your application, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, birthdate, the name of your school, and how many years you have been in an English-language classroom environment.
Scripps College-sponsored housing is available for transfer students. Students will find out the housing accommodations once admitted and admitted transfer students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs at (909) 621-8277.
Scripps College is proud to partner with the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC). The HTCC negotiates special transfer agreements linking community college honors/scholars programs to specific universities, large or small, public or private. Students completing such programs may enjoy a range of benefits at Scripps, such as priority acceptance consideration. If you are a community college honors program student interested in transferring to Scripps, contact the Office of Admission.