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Transfer Applicants


Office of Admission

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401




Submit Your Deposit
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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. If you’re an artist, you may be eligible for scholarships in music, theater, theatre design, dance, and visual art. Auditions and portfolios in the arts are due by the same deadline as your application for admission (see for specific deadlines).

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 one credit; you'll need 36 credits to graduate. Generally, credits transfer at .3 credits per semester hour and .2 credits per quarter hour. The maximum number of transfer credits we'll accept from a community college is 18; from other institutions, no more than 19 credits overall may be accepted. 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 a transfer counselor. Call or email the Office of Admission.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Knox welcomes transfer students from both two-year and four-year institutions. If you have graduated from high school and completed at least a semester of full-time college coursework, you should apply as a transfer student.


Complete your application online—use the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the Knox College Application. There is no application fee.

Required Documents

Secondary School Transcript*
Request that your school sends your transcript directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.

Transfer College Report
This form should be completed by the registrar or dean of students of your current or most recently attended institution to confirm that you are in good academic and social standing.

College Instructor Evaluation*
On your application, identify an instructor from an academic subject area (English, math, social studies, science, or language) to submit a recommendation.

Transcripts* from each college or university attended
Request that your transcripts are sent directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.

*A note on evaluations and transcripts: After identifying your college counselor and instructor on your application, they will be invited to complete their forms online. If they prefer to mail your evaluation and/or transcripts, they can be mailed directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.

Optional Items

We strongly recommend an interview with an admission counselor. Interviews are available on-campus, in locations across the country, by phone, or via the internet. Contact the Office of Admission to schedule an interview—or see if we're offering interviews in your area.

ACT or SAT Scores

Auditions and Portfolios in the Arts

International Students Should Also Submit


GCE, IGCSE, or Other National Exam Results

Financial Aid Application for International Students (PDF)
You should submit this form if you’re planning to apply for financial aid.

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Printed on Tuesday, May 30, 2023