If you’re considering transferring to Colby, make sure to apply sometime before your sophomore or junior year in order to maximize your number of transfer credits. We accept up to 64 semester credit hours toward a degree, as determined by the Colby registrar.
Transfer Application Materials
- Completed Common Application
- Official midterm grade reports signed by your current professors
- Secondary School Report completed by your college counselor, principal, or headmaster at your former secondary school
- College Instructor Evaluation completed by a full-time professor who has recently instructed you in college (not a TA)
- College Official’s Report completed by a dean or similar campus administrator who has access to your college records and can provide insight into your academic and social standing on campus
- Final high school transcript sent directly to Colby
- Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT or ACT or three SAT Subject Tests) Note: if these scores are included on your high school transcript, we do not need an official score report from the testing agency
- Current college transcript and all previous college transcripts (if applicable)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or similar test (required only if English is your second language and English is not your current language of instruction)
The Colby Supplement is NOT required for transfer applicants.
Do I need to pay the application fee?
- Are you submitting the Common Application online?
- Are you a resident of Maine or were you enrolled in a Maine secondary school?
- Does the fee present a financial hardship?
If so, you qualify for an Application Fee Waiver. If not, send a nonrefundable check or money order for $65 payable to Colby College. Make sure to include your name somewhere on your payment.
Applied to Colby before?
Submit Colby's Application Reactivation Form and remember:
- It’s important to display your name and address prominently on everything you send us
- If you are seeking financial aid, you’ll need to reapply every year
- You don’t need to submit another Common Application or send another application fee
- You don’t need to resubmit the Secondary School Report as long as we have a final, official transcript from your high school on file