Frequently Asked Questions
Is it easy for transfer students to get involved in campus activities?
Bluffton is known for its strong campus life and leadership programs. Since we are
a residential campus, it has always been easy for transfer students to quickly get
to know other students, faculty and staff. Current transfer students can be seen around
campus in positions such as admission tour guides, resident assistants and Student
What housing options are available?
Bluffton is a residential campus and has several types of residence halls available
across campus. Transfer students are not assigned to one particular hall. You can
work with our transfer coordinator to find out which hall may be best for you. There
are also several options available for on-campus meal plans in our main dining hall
and snack bar area.
Can I commute to campus?
Most transfer students live on campus. However, students living at home from the local area are allowed to commute to campus. Adequate and accessible parking is available for our commuter students.
How do I find out how many of my current credits will transfer to Bluffton?
Our admissions transfer coordinator can work one-on-one with you to review your previous academic work to determine the number of credits that will transfer to Bluffton. This can usually be done within 1-2 days of receiving your academic transcripts.
Are their scholarship opportunities available for transfer students?
Yes. Some options include: Transfer Scholarship, Transfer Honors Scholarship, and
Community Enrichment Grant. In addition, there may be additional need based aid available
to you through state, federal or university resources.
Do I have to participate in summer and fall orientation?
As a seasoned college student, we recognize you may have already been through a similar type of event at a previous college or university. Your participation and attendance at orientation events is recommended, but not required.
Transfer students at both the fall and spring semester are invited to an opening dinner
to get to know other transfer students on campus.