Pitzer College welcomes transfer applicants from two-year and four-year institutions.
To be considered for transfer admission, candidates must have completed at least 16 semester units or 24 quarter units in academic subjects prior to the application deadline. Applicants who have completed at least 32 semester units or 48 quarter units in academic subjects may be reviewed without high school transcripts or test scores.
If you are over 25 years of age, you may be considered as a New Resource student. Please click here to determine if you qualify as a candidate.
In assessing transfer candidates, the Admission Committee will pay particular attention to work done in college courses. Transfer students should complete any first-year writing courses required at their current institution prior to enrollment at Pitzer. Matriculated transfer students must complete at least two years of study at Pitzer in order to earn a Pitzer College degree. Students who wish to transfer from two-year colleges may do so before they have completed their A.A. degrees. However, we strongly suggest that prospective transfer students take courses from a broad range of subjects including the humanities, math, social science and science.
Pitzer recommends that California community college students complete courses within the Inter-Segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC). Information regarding the IGETC course series can be obtained from the counseling center at your community college. You may contact the Pitzer Office of Admission if you would like assistance in planning your course schedule.
Students can transfer a maximum of 64 semester units or 96 quarter units from a community college.
Any student whose family is unable to meet the costs of a Pitzer education is encouraged to apply for financial aid. Students applying for financial aid need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by March 2 for fall semester, or October 1 for spring semester consideration. Please note that financial assistance is not available for international students.
Application for Admission
Pitzer College accepts the Common Application as its only application for admission for transfer students. All sections are required. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not always able to send reminders regarding which pieces of your application have been received or not. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your application is completed by the appropriate deadline.
The Transfer Common Application will give us the vital information we need from you to create your personal file. It must be submitted by April 15 for fall semester, or October 15 for spring semester, along with a $60 non-refundable application fee. If the fee poses an economic hardship, you should request a letter from the Financial Aid Office at the college/university in which you are currently enrolled indicating your EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) and send it to the Admission Office. Your application will not be considered complete without the fee or waiver.
Click here to download the transfer application instructions or contact the Admission Office by phone (1-800-PITZER1 or 909-621-8129) or email (email@example.com) to obtain a paper copy of the instructions.