Wheaton is a community of individuals whose experiences, interests and ideas make the college the amazing place it is. Transfer students are an essential part of that community. Wherever you are in your college journey, Wheaton welcomes you.
Wheaton staff and faculty will work with you during the admission process and after enrollment to help you make the most of your previous college experience and find the path at Wheaton that best builds on your skills and prepares you for a successful future. The college’s curriculum is designed to both guide and support you in your education and give you the freedom to map out a route to professional life that is right for you, right now.
Please reach out with any questions related to the transfer application and admission process.
Transfer students saying their experience at Wheaton contributed to gains in thinking critically and analytically
Transfer students finding employment, attending graduate school or achieving fellowship/service opportunities *
Transfer students from the past five years rated their quality of interactions with faculty a 6.6 out of 7, with 7 being excellent
Where transfer students are coming from
Wheaton College is a destination for transfer students looking to complete their undergraduate degree at a nationally recognized small private college with an innovative educational model. Wheaton transfer students come from institutions of all types – small private colleges, large universities, and community colleges. These students all have one thing in common – they are looking for somewhere to not just complete their education, but also somewhere they can call home. Below is a sample of schools from which many of our transfer applicants come.
- Boston College
- Boston University
- Hobart and Williams Colleges
- Merrimack College
- Saint Michael’s College
- UMass Amherst
- UMass Boston
- University of Connecticut
- University of New Hampshire
- University of Rhode Island
- University of Southern Maine
- Most of the MA Community College System*
*Wheaton College has recently signed on to the MA Guarantee Program, which provides for a simple process to expedite transferring from a Massachusetts community college.
“For me, the transfer process was pretty seamless. The admission representatives made it very easy to contact them with any questions I had, the application was very straightforward, and it felt less stressful than the initial application process when I was a senior in high school.”
“I was looking for a school that would give me the resources and attention I needed to learn as much as possible and get connected to a strong network. I’m privileged to have access to my professors, advisors and the staff on campus because they bring a willingness to invest in the students both academically and professionally.”
“This is what college is supposed to feel like. Wheaton had everything I was looking for and more.”
“I like that everyone knows someone—if I’m looking for resources, a ride, a place to eat, or someone to help me with a project, there’s always someone who can point me in the right direction.”
“When transferring I was longing for a school that would have a great science program with multiple opportunities, and a place that had a sense of community. I decided to transfer to Wheaton because as soon as I stepped on campus I felt like I belonged here. The students and faculty were very welcoming and extremely helpful.”
“The best thing for me is the awesome professors at Wheaton. I really admire how they are so knowledgeable, supportive, encouraging, and cool. I like how we can reach out to them for anything, be it academics, social life or career. I also like that we have so many different things to do on campus; there is some club, group, or space for everyone.”
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 71% for the classes of 2014-2018