Below you will find information and advice regarding our undergraduate admission process for transfer students. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Office of Admission.
Are you an international student? If so, please skip to the International Application Procedures for instructions. An International Student is defined as any student studying at Pace University who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident.
All of your application's supporting documents should be sent to:
Application Processing Center
861 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570-2799
Required Documents for All Applicants
- Application & Fee: A completed application and $50 nonrefundable application fee. Pace offers online and print application options, which vary by student type. To get started, please visit our Apply Now web page and select an application based upon your student type. Please be sure to include your name on any check or money order sent.
- College transcripts from all post-secondary schools previously attended: Unofficial college transcripts are able to be submitted for the application review and transfer credit evaluation. Unofficial college transcripts will be accepted at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to enrollment.
- Please note: Pace University participates in several electronic transcripts networks: Credentials, Parchment Exchange, National Student Clearing House, Scoir, and Slate.org. Whenever possible, Pace prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with the prior institution to determine if they participate in any of these networks. If a send-to email address is required, please use email@example.com.
- Transcripts and Test Scores: Transfer students with fewer than 32 completed credits must submit the following (in addition to the required documents listed above):
- An official, final high school transcript or GED diploma and test scores.
- SAT or ACT test scores (Optional). Pace University does not require the SAT or ACT for most applicants. Learn more about our Test Optional Policy for guidelines and exceptions. To request SAT/ACT scores, use the codes below. Applicants who have been out of school two or more years are not required to submit test scores.
- Test Codes: SAT (NYC - 2635; Westchester - 2685); ACT (NYC - 2852; Westchester - 2855).
- Optional Scholarship Consideration: Applicants for the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Community Service Scholarship need to submit an essay or list of activities discussing/listing participation and leadership roles in a community service activity.
College Coursework Completed in High School
Applicants who earned AP, IB , or other college-level coursework while attending high school may be eligible for transfer credit. For evaluation of credits, forward official college transcripts and/or test score reports to the Undergraduate Admission Office. For a full list of Pace's AP Test score requirements, visit the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences's AP Exam Equivalencies page.
Program Specific Admission Information
School of Performing Arts (NYC Campus Only)
Please note that the fall application deadline for this program is December 15, 2021
- Apply for fall admission by January 2nd and, if schedule your callback audition or interview by January 15. Academic admission to Pace University is separate from the audition and interview process for the School of Performing Arts. An application for admission must be on file prior to beginning the audition process.
- Auditions and/or interviews are required for entrance to the School of Performing Arts. Information about auditions will be sent to each applicant upon receipt of application. Students will be notified on or before March 31 regarding audition results, provided the student has been admitted based on academic review by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Visit the School of Performing Arts web site for more details.
Please note: Pace Performing Arts auditions and interviews students for fall term entrance only. The next round of auditions and interviews will take place from October through early March for Fall 2021.
Four-Year BS in Nursing Program (Westchester Campus Only)
The four year BS in Nursing Program is offered only on the Westchester Campus in Pleasantville. Deadline for fall transfer applications is February 15. Admission to the program is competitive. View a complete list of Admission deadlines.
To be considered for the nursing program, transfer students must take the Evolve Reach Admissions Assessment (A2) Exam. Please refer to the Lienhard School of Nursing FAQ for testing details.
Pforzheimer Honors College
The Pforzheimer Honors College is a community of high-achieving undergraduate scholars studying under the distinguished faculty of a great university. The Honors College is open to all majors within the university. Entering students who meet eligibility criteria will be invited to join the Honors College upon review of completed application for admission.
Admission Decision Notification
Applicants for admission to Pace University are considered in terms of past achievement and future promise. The Admission Committee considers the record of each applicant individually. Academic achievement is the primary factor for admission to Pace, but qualities such as motivation, creativity, and community involvement are also considered in evaluating the applicant.
Pace University reviews applications on a rolling basis upon submission of all required documents (listed at the top of the page). The Admission Committee makes every effort to notify students with a decision in a timely fashion.
Merit scholarship notification will be included with the admission decision.
In some cases an accepted student may defer his or her enrollment for one or two semesters, provided the request is approved by the Director of Admission. (A student who is not granted a deferral or attends another college prior to enrolling at Pace must file a new application for admission).
Requests for deferred admission should be made in writing to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. A student who is granted approval to defer his or her admission will be reconsidered for academic scholarship, housing, and financial aid prior to enrolling at Pace University.
Students who request a deferral will be notified in writing by the Director of Admission.
Pace University is committed to achieving full equal opportunity in all aspects of university life. Pursuant to this commitment, Pace University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, ethnicity, marital or domestic partnership status, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or veteran status.