Transfer Requirements

Congratulations on your decision to transfers to Menlo College. You're not alone! Approximately 35% of Menlo College students have transferred from community colleges and other four-year colleges and universities all over the United States and around the world. Transfer applications are accepted for both fall and spring semesters.

Transfer Applicant Defined

A transfer applicant is defined as any applicant who has graduated from high school and who has successfully completed at least 12 transferable academic semester credit hours (18 quarter credits) with a recalculated GPA of 2.0 or above. Applicants with fewer credits are welcome to apply, however, they must also submit high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. Our transfer specialists are happy to answer any questions you may have about whether courses you have taken constitute “transferable academic” credit hours.

Transfer Admissions Application

We encourage you to get started by completing the Menlo College Transfer Application to fast track your admissions decision. You are also welcome to apply using the Common Application.

Personal Essay

Please submit a personal essay of at least 250 words addressing your reasons for seeking a college education, expectations of a college education, and reasons for applying to Menlo College.

Mailing Address

Menlo College
Office of Admissions
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027

Official Transcripts

Transfer applicants must submit official college transcripts. Transcripts may be submitted electronically via email to admissions@menlo.edu, fax to 650.543.4496, or by mail. Applicants who have not completed at least 12 transferable academic semester credit hours (18 quarter credits) must also submit high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

We welcome unofficial transcripts for preliminary assessment, but will require official copies if admitted.

Application Fee

$40 may be paid online at the time of application OR send a non-refundable application fee of $40. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Menlo College.

We encourage you to contact us to provide you with personalized support through the admissions process. Please call 800.55.MENLO or 650.543.3753 so that we can put you in touch with your admissions counselor! Additionally, please be sure to schedule your personalized visit to experience Menlo College firsthand!