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Transfer Students

Transfer to Clemson Honors

Student studying in the Honors Center Library.

Do you have 30 hours of post-secondary credit, a completed undergraduate transfer application to Clemson University, and are interested in joining Clemson Honors?

The Clemson University Honors College welcomes students that are transferring to Clemson from other university Honors programs or Honors colleges.

The Honors College Transfer Student Application is separate from, and in addition to, the Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Application.

Students hoping to transfer to Clemson Honors from another university or college Honors program or Honors College must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1. Apply as an Undergraduate Transfer Student

    Before students will be accepted into the Honors College, students must complete and be accepted by Clemson University Undergraduate Admissions.

    You will be asked to express interest in applying to Clemson Honors when you complete the undergraduate application. If you select "yes," you will be given access to apply online to Clemson Honors after you complete your application submission.

    Students may complete and submit their Honors application before they are accepted as a Clemson undergraduate student, but will not receive a decision from Honors before they are accepted to Clemson University.

  • Step 2. Complete the Clemson Honors Transfer Student Application

    Honors application requirements include:

    • Unofficial transcript
    • Cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or Higher
    • Recommendation Letter from the Honors College Dean or Director of your current institution
    • Essays demonstrating you are a member in good standing of an honors program or honors college at your previous institution

    You need a Clemson University ID number and Clemson University email address to complete the Honors application. You will receive these identifiers when you complete your undergraduate application in Step 1.

    Access the Honors student transfer application and review important transfer application dates.

  • Step 3. Upload Your Final Transcript

    Students must upload a final copy (official or unofficial) of their current institution transcript to their Applicant Portal prior to the final transcript deadline. Your transcript must show all of your grades, including the final grades from your last semester. For example, if you are applying for Fall admission, your final transcript must include your final Spring grades.

    Applicants that are not members of an Honors Program or Honors College at their previous institution are encouraged to apply as a continuing student during their first semester at Clemson to hopefully gain admission to the Honors College for their second semester.

  • Find Out More

    If you have questions about transferring to Clemson Honors that we haven't answered on this page, contact:

When To Apply

Clemson Honors Transfer Students Application Deadlines
To Enroll Application Opens Application Due Final Transcript Due Students Notified Mandatory Meeting
Fall March 1 April 15 June 1 May 20 August 23, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. in the Great Hall
Spring October 1 December 1 December 15 December 20 January 11, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. in the Great Hall

Applications for transfers to the Clemson Honors College are reviewed twice per year for admission to the upcoming Fall or Spring semester.