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Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999




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Transform yourself, our community, and the world around you

Transform your college experience.

You have taken the first steps in continuing your education and now it’s time to complete your degree by joining one of the most globally diverse, nationally recognized, liberal arts colleges in the country. Transfer to Knox and join our human-powered education.

What can you expect to do here?

Develop an educational plan that allows you to continue pursuing your passions.

Get real-world experiences with experiential learning through internships, creative projects, research, immersion terms, and study abroad. Transfer students have participated in amazing opportunities like Green Oaks Term, Rep Theatre Term, and College Honors.

What do we look for in the admissions process?

Applicants that are competitive for admission have a 3.0/4.0 college GPA. In addition to work completed at the college level, we also consider your high school transcript in the review process.

How will your credits transfer?

Get your credit evaluation from the registrar a week after you're granted admission. Transfer credit is rated at .3 per semester hour and .2 per quarter hour.

Alarmed? Don’t be. Typically each course at Knox is 1 credit for a total of 36 credits needed to graduate.

The maximum amount of credits we can accept from a community college is 18, while the overall limit is 22.5. Learn more through our transfer credit policy.

How can you afford to transfer to Knox?

By being considered for one of our transfer student scholarships. Our transfer scholarships range from $10,000-$20,000. In addition to merit scholarships, transfer students can be considered for writing, visual art, and performing scholarships in addition to our service & leadership scholarship. The additional scholarship portfolios and/or auditions must be submitted with the application deadline in which you’re applying.

What's next?

How To Apply 

Knox welcomes transfer applicants from both two-year and four-year institutions. Knox uses the Common Application, which is used by more than 500 colleges and universities across the country.

You can apply to Knox online via the Common Application.

Transfer applicants should submit the following:

  • Common Application
  • $50 application fee
  • High School Transcript
  • Transfer College Report
  • College Instructor Academic Evaluation
  • Transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Optional: ACT or SAT I scores
  • Optional: Scholarship portfolios, audition tapes, or other scholarship submissions

International Transfer applicants should submit the following:

  • Common Application
  • Secondary School Transcript
  • Transfer College Report form
  • College Instructor Academic Evaluation
  • Transcripts from any college or university attended
  • Certification of Finances Form (PDF)
  • Financial Aid Application for International Students (PDF - if you're seeking financial assistance)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores, if English is not your native language. (APIEL, IELTS or SAT II ELPT scores are also acceptable.)
  • GCE (General Certificate of Education), IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education), or the results of any national examinations you've taken
  • Optional: ACT or SAT I scores
  • Optional: Scholarship portfolios, audition videos, or other scholarship submissions

Please note that the application fee is waived for international applicants.

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