Transfer in 2 steps
Unity College welcomes transfer students who come from community colleges as well as public and private colleges and universities and are interested in transferring. We’ll make sure your transfer goes smoothly, and that you receive maximum credit for post-secondary accomplishments. We’re glad you’re considering transferring to America’s Environmental College.
If you’ve finished one+ years at community college, are moving from another institution, or are looking to build a stronger career, we’re ready to hear your story and help make sure your transition goes smoothly. We’ll make sure you receive maximum credits for coursework already completed and can help you explore a degree program that fits your goals and interests. Unity College considers a transfer student to be anyone with 12 or more post-secondary credits. Any student with fewer than 12 credits is considered a first-year student and should explore their admissions and visit options here.
Hear from some of our Transfer Students
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Transfer Students
Unity College offers two kinds of merit-based scholarships for qualifying transfer students: the Transfer-Trustee Scholarship offering up to $10,000 per year, and the Transfer Scholarship giving up to $9,000 per year. In addition, transfer students may qualify for personalized financial aid packages based on their personal need.
Application Dates for Transfer Students
- Spring Admission: December 15
- Fall Admission: Rolling until August 27
The above dates are recommended to guarantee placement for accepted students, but applications may be considered on a space-available basis beyond these dates.
Transfer Application Process In 2 Steps
- Submit one of our FREE applications online.
- Submit an official transcript from each college and/or proprietary school attended, whether or not credit was earned (and a high school transcript, if you earned fewer than 15 credits in college) to:
Unity College Admissions
43 Quaker Hill Road
Unity, Maine 04988
What else could you do?
- Sign up for one of our Transfer Tuesday events for a tour, an instant admissions decision, a financial aid appointment, a career counseling session, and/or a transfer credit evaluation – either in person or virtually! Although this is optional, it will offer you a personalized one-stop-shop transfer experience.
- Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)
Please complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible to maximize all sources of financial aid, including federal grants and loans. We are happy to provide you with a personalized financial aid package, as well as financing options. Spring students should complete the 2017-18 FAFSA. Fall students should file the 2018-19 FAFSA.
Why Choose Unity College?
Unity College is the premier environmentally focused college in the country. Known widely for our first in the nation divestment from fossil fuels, cutting-edge decision making, 100% focus on the environment, a sustainable physical plant, and 23% enrollment growth over the last three years. Unity College has certainly lived up to its reputation as America’s Environmental College.
Return on investment!
We are committed to your success. In fact, according to our recent 2014 alumni survey, 98% of 2013 graduates who responded were either in graduate school or employed full time.
Tuition rates at Unity College are 18% below the national average. Competitive merit-based scholarships are available to most transfer students.
Transferring Credits to Unity College
Transfer students in good academic standing may be awarded up to 90 credit hours towards a Unity College bachelor’s degree from previous institutions. Courses counting as electives may not exceed 40 credit hours. Students must have earned a “C” or higher in order for the credit to be accepted in transfer.
Courses offered for transfer should be comparable to courses at Unity College, but other courses will be considered if appropriate to the student’s program of study.
Get your Bachelor’s Degree in Two Years
Students who have already completed an Associate’s Degree may qualify for automatic acceptance with the following conditions:
- Have an Associate’s degree (60 credits) from an accredited institution.
- Achieved a 2.5 GPA or higher.
- Taken and received a C or better in a college-level math course.
Transfer students will have to submit an official transcript to be automatically accepted.
Once you’re accepted our transfer counselors will work with you, and you may be able to complete your bachelor’s degree in just two years.
Unsure whether you can transfer your credits and if you can get financial aid? Let Heather Schramm, Associate Director of Admissions for Transfer Students, give you some practical and friendly help.