​Transfer Students

Olin offers transfer enrollment in the fall semester. To be considered a strong candidate for admission, you must demonstrate high scholastic performance from a two- or four-year college that mirrors most of Olin’s freshman and sophomore academic requirements.
  • If you’re a sophomore transfer candidate, requirements would include microeconomics and the equivalent of Calculus II at the college level.
  • If you’re a junior-level transfer candidate, requirements would also include financial accounting, macroeconomics, and, possibly, managerial accounting.

Your typical semester at Washington University consists of 15 units, or five courses. If you transfer at the beginning of your sophomore year, you can expect to take approximately 30 courses in residence.

If you transfer at the beginning of your junior year, you can expect to take approximately 20 courses in residence. In addition to the degree requirements, you are required to complete a minimum of 60 units in residence before you’re eligible to graduate. All Olin BSBA students are required to earn a minimum of 120 total units to graduate.

A maximum of 60 units will be accepted toward an Olin undergraduate degree for admitted transfer students. Online courses aren’t accepted as transfer credit. If you’re admitted to Olin, expect a written evaluation that indicates which courses the business school will accept within two weeks of receiving your acceptance letter.

For more information on transferring to Washington University, visit the Office of Admissions.

General Transfer Credit Policy

As a general rule, Olin encourages students to take all of their courses at Washington University. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to take a course at another university. Before permission is considered, you must submit a course syllabus from an institution accredited by AACSB International for a business course or a course description for a non-business course. If permission is granted, you must earn at least a C grade in each course for the units to transfer to the university. Online courses aren’t accepted as transfer credit.

Beginning with the Class of 2019, students must complete 54 of their 60 business units in residence. Any course counting toward a business major must be taken in residence also.