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Transfer Applicants


Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999




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Things to Know about Transferring to Knox

1. There's a place for you here. We're a small, welcoming, and diverse community. It will take literally no time at all for you to meet people who share your interests, make new friends, and feel at home in Galesburg.

2. You won't miss out on any of the uniquely Knox experiences available to our students. Want to study abroad? Conduct independent research or creative work? Participate in one of our unique 10-week immersive terms? There's time. We can make it work.

3. You’ll be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. In fact, we offer scholarships specifically for transfer students, ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per year. You may also qualify for writing, visual arts, or performance scholarships. (If you want to be considered for one of these, you will need to submit a portfolio of your work or schedule an audition when you apply.)

What to Expect

A thorough transcript review following your admission

Our registrar will individually review your academic record to make sure you get the appropriate credit for your previous work. At Knox, courses are typically 1 credit hour; you'll need 36 credit hours to graduate. Generally, credits transfer at .3 credits per semester hour and .2 credits per quarter hour. The maximum number of transfer credit hours we'll accept from a community college is 18; from other institutions, up to 22.5 credit hours. See our transfer credit policy for more details.

One-on-one help planning the rest of your college experience

You'll meet with an advisor to go over your personal educational plan. They'll help you understand which courses you need to complete your chosen major, as well as how to fit in study abroad, internships, and any other courses you want to take.

Get Started

Visit campus. You can attend a class, meet with current students, and talk to faculty members in your chosen area of study.

Talk with our transfer counselor, Delorean Menifee.

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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