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for transfer students
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Approximately 140 undergraduate program options
At Hofstra, you can choose from a broad and ever-increasing range of undergraduate program options. For a complete list of majors, visit hofstra.edu/majors.
At Hofstra, you’ll find what you’re looking for — and more.
A wide range of undergraduate majors, one that’s right for you; small classes that ensure that you’ll have access to our outstanding faculty; technologically advanced facilities on a 240-acre campus that’s a nationally recognized arboretum — these are just some of the reasons students transfer to Hofstra. And to ensure that your transfer to Hofstra goes smoothly, our Transfer Center provides help each step of the way.
You’ll find nationally recognized scholars on the Hofstra faculty – among them, Guggenheim Fellows and Fulbright scholars. And at Hofstra, all our courses are taught by faculty members – not graduate students.
Located just 25 miles east of New York City, Hofstra encourages all students to take advantage of the many cultural and internship opportunities offered by one of the world’s greatest cities. Plus students can enjoy all that Long Island has to offer.
For information, please visit hofstra.edu/transfer.
An inspiring campus
Hofstra’s lush, 240-acre campus is a nationally recognized arboretum, with thousands of trees and flowers, and 60 outdoor sculptures. And the Hofstra campus is 100 percent program accessible to persons with disabilities.
Applying to Hofstra as a transfer student
How and when do I apply for admission?
Candidates for fall and spring admission may complete our paper application or the Common Application, or apply online at hofstra.edu/apply. We encourage you to use the online application process. While you may apply for admission to Hofstra anytime, we recommend that you complete your application and submit your transcripts by March 1 for the fall semester, and by November 1 for the spring semester. Early application is encouraged for students interested in on-campus housing and scholarships.
Hofstra is on the leading edge technologically, offering new and technology-enhanced teaching facilities, 24/7 access to computers, numerous wireless hotspots, and a full range of support services.
With more than 500 cultural events presented on campus each year, 175 student clubs and organizations, and 17 NCAA Division I athletic programs, Hofstra offers something for everyone.
What are the admission requirements for transfer students?
A typical transfer student has a cumulative GPA of 2.30 with 24 earned college credits.
Is there an honors program available?
Hofstra University Honors College (HUHC) serves students who perform at the highest academic levels in any undergraduate program or major. The HUHC curriculum is designed to provide a wide-ranging and multidisciplinary intellectual experience while fostering a sense of community and identity among students who share the HUHC experience. Transfer students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher are invited to join HUHC upon admission. Students who have earned honors credits at a previous institution may apply them toward completion of the Honors College Recognition designation.
Superior academic resources
The libraries at Hofstra contain 1.2 million print volumes and offer 24/7 electronic access to more than 90,000 journals and books.
Cutting-edge teaching facilities
The Hofstra campus contains 115 buildings, including C.V. Starr Hall, which houses one of the most advanced academic trading rooms in the nation, and Dempster Hall, which features a state-of-the-art converged newsroom and multimedia classroom.
A proven record of success
Through mentoring relationships and the services of The Career Center, Hofstra actively prepares students for successful careers. Upon graduation, you will join a long list of successful alumni, including New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, vascular surgeon Donna Mendes, author Nelson DeMille, and Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola.
What must I provide to the Admission Office in order to make my application complete?
To apply, you must submit the following: a completed application, application fee, official transcripts from each college attended, high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores (if you have earned fewer than 24 college credits).
Visit our Transfer Center
The best way to know if Hofstra is the right choice for you is to visit the campus. Individual interviews with a Transfer Center counselor are available Monday through Friday. To schedule an interview, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 1-800-HOFSTRA. Visit us online at hofstra.edu/transfer.
When will I receive a decision?
You should receive an admission decision approximately three to four weeks after your file is deemed complete.
Contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-HOFSTRA to find out how easy it is to continue your pursuit of a college education at Hofstra University.
“Your credits now go further at Hofstra. We have maximized the ability to use your transfer credits to meet Hofstra degree requirements. More than ever, we are making the transfer experience as seamless as possible.”
— Herman Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
What you need to know about transfer credits
v Articulation agreements and
plans of study are available online at hofstra.edu/transfer. available for students transferring from our top 20 feeder colleges. Visit hofstra.edu/creditevaluation. syllabus may be required from the student before proceeding with an official credit evaluation. required for a bachelor’s degree, with some exceptions. least 15 credits in your major field of study must be completed at Hofstra. and “D+” grades may be transferred to Hofstra, providing the student has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the institution where the “D” or “D+” grades were received and the student has earned a minimum of 30 credits at that institution. two-year college may apply to your degree, with the following exceptions: 65 credits for business majors; 69 credits for engineering majors. Students transferring from Nassau Community College may apply up to 67 credits to their degree if majoring in education. internships/co-ops, independent studies, certificate programs, paralegal, remedial courses, and office technology (e.g., secretarial procedures) courses are NOT transferable to Hofstra.
v A Credit Evaluation Guide is
v A course description and/or
Which of my credits will transfer to Hofstra? Generally, courses with grades of “C-” or better may be transferred from your current and/or previous colleges. Usually, if the course is comparable to a Hofstra course, you will receive credit. Please review the information on the following page for more details. Can I receive a preliminary credit evaluation before I apply? Yes. You can meet with a counselor in the Transfer Center to receive a preliminary credit evaluation. An advisement dean will then determine the applicability of your transfer credits.
When will I receive a transfer credit evaluation? All admitted students receive a preliminary credit evaluation in the mail three or four weeks after they are accepted to the University. An official credit evaluation is mailed to you only after ALL final official transcripts – including current semester grades – are received by the Admission Office. How do I know which credits will apply to my degree at Hofstra? You may make an appointment with a counselor in the Transfer Center before or upon admission, or you may meet with an advisement dean to determine the applicability of transfer credits. Transfer credits may or may not apply to your chosen major at Hofstra, especially if you are changing majors.
v A minimum of 124 credits is
v At least the last 30 credits and at
v A maximum of 9 credits of “D”
v A maximum of 64 credits from a
v First-year seminars, nursing,
Hofstra is the only private university on Long Island to qualify for a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest, most respected undergraduate honors organization in the country.
About 140 undergraduate program options:
HOFSTRA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES African Studies: B.A. American Studies: B.A. Anthropology: Anthropology: B.A. Anthropology-Archaeology: B.A. Art History: B.A. Asian Studies: B.A. Biochemistry: B.S. Biology: Biology: B.A.; B.S. Biology – Cell & Molecular Biology: B.A.; B.S. Biology – Ecology & Evolution: B.A.; B.S. Biology – Marine Biology: B.A.; B.S. Chemistry: B.A.; B.S. Chinese: B.A. Chinese Studies: B.A. Classics: B.A. Comparative Literature: B.A. Computer Engineering: Computer Engineering: B.S. Computer Engineering Concentration in Leadership & Innovation in Computing (CLIC): B.S. Computer Engineering - Option in Leadership & Innovation in Computing (OLIC): B.S. Computer Science: B.A.; B.S.; B.A./M.S.;* B.S./M.S.* Computer Science & Mathematics (dual): B.S. Criminology: B.A. Dance: B.A. Drama: B.A. Economics: Business Economics: B.S. Economics: B.A.; B.A./M.B.A.;* B.S./M.B.A.* Mathematical Business Economics: B.S.; B.S./M.B.A.;* B.S./Finance: M.S.* Mathematical Economics: B.A.; B.A./M.B.A.* Engineering: Electrical Engineering: B.S. Engineering Science – Biomedical: B.A.; B.E. Engineering Science – Civil: B.E. Engineering Science – Production & Manufacturing: B.A. Industrial Engineering: B.S. Mechanical Engineering: B.S. English: English – Creative Writing & Literature: B.A. English – English & American Literature: B.A. English – Publishing Studies & Literature: B.A. Environmental Resources: B.S. Fine Arts: Fine Arts – Ceramics: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Design: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Painting: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Photography: B.A.; B.S. Fine Arts – Sculpture/Jewelry: B.A.; B.S. Forensic Science: B.S. French: B.A. Geography: B.A. Geology: B.A.; B.S. German: B.A. Global Studies: B.A. Hebrew: B.A. History: B.A. Hofstra University 4+4 Combined Bachelor’s and M.D. Program: B.A./M.D.;* B.S./M.D.* Ibero-American Studies: B.A. Ibero-American Studies with minor in International Business: B.A. Italian: B.A. Jewish Studies: B.A. Labor Studies: B.A. Latin: B.A. Latin American & Caribbean Studies: B.A. Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP): B.A./J.D.* Liberal Arts: B.A. Linguistics: B.A. Mathematics: Computer Science and Mathematics (dual): B.S. Mathematics: B.A.; B.S.; B.S./ Business Administration: M.B.A.;* B.A./Business Administration: M.B.A.;* B.S./Finance: M.S.;* B.A./ Finance: M.S.* Mathematics – Actuarial Science: B.S. Mathematics – Applied Mathematics: B.S. Mathematics – Chemistry: B.S. Mathematics – Computer Science: B.S. Mathematics – Engineering: B.S. Mathematics – Physics: B.S. Music: Music: B.A. Music – History/Literature: B.S. Music – Jazz & Commercial Music: B.S. Music – Music Merchandising: B.S. Music – Performance: B.S. Music – Theory & Composition: B.S. Philosophy: B.A. Physician Assistant Studies: B.S./M.S.* Physics: Applied Physics: B.S. Physics: B.A.; B.S. Political Science: B.A. Pre-Health with a concentration in Humanities or Social Sciences: B.A. Pre-Medical Studies: B.S. Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Law Pre-Dental Pre-Nursing Pre-Optometry Pre-Podiatry Pre-Veterinary Psychology: B.A. Religion: B.A. Russian: B.A. Sociology: B.A. Spanish: B.A. Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences: B.A. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) (with dual major in Elementary Education): B.A. Theater Arts: Theater Arts – Performance Sequence: B.F.A. Theater Arts – Production Sequence: B.F.A. Urban Ecology: B.A.; B.S. Women’s Studies: B.A. FRANK G. ZARB SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.S.;* B.B.A./ M.B.A.;* B.B.A./Taxation: M.S.;* M.B.A.* Entrepreneurship: B.B.A.; B.B.A./Human Resources Management: M.S.* Finance: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.* Information Technology: B.B.A.; B.B.A./ M.B.A.* International Business: B.B.A.; B.B.A./ M.B.A.* Legal Studies in Business: B.B.A. Management: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.B.A.;* B.B.A./Human Resources Management: M.S.* Marketing: B.B.A.; B.B.A./M.S.;* B.B.A./ M.B.A.;* B.B.A./Marketing Research: M.S.* Supply Chain Management: B.B.A. SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION Film Studies/Production: B.A. Journalism: B.A. Mass Media Studies: B.A. Public Relations: B.A. Radio Production and Studies: B.A. Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies: Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies — Speech Communication: B.A. Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies — Communication, Citizenship, and Public Advocacy: B.A. Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies — Communication, Culture, and Social Action: B.A. Video/Television: B.A.; B.S. Video/Television & Business: B.S. Video/Television & Film: B.S. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Early Childhood and Childhood Education (with dual major in a liberal arts discipline): B.A. Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) (with dual major in a liberal arts discipline): B.A. Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (with dual major in a liberal arts discipline): B.A. Health Professions and Kinesiology: Athletic Training: B.S. Community Health: B.S. Exercise Science: B.S. Health Education: B.S. Health Science: B.S. Physical Education: B.S.Ed. Secondary Education: Business Education: B.B.A. Dance Education: B.S.Ed. Fine Arts Education: B.S.Ed. Music Education: B.S.Ed. Secondary Education (with dual major in another discipline): English Education: B.A. Foreign Language Education — French: B.A. Foreign Language Education — German: B.A. Foreign Language Education — Italian: B.A. Foreign Language Education — Russian: B.A. Foreign Language Education — Spanish: B.A. Mathematics Education: B.A. Science Education — Biology: B.A. Science Education — Chemistry: B.A. Science Education — Earth Science: B.A. Science Education — Physics: B.A. Social Studies Education: B.A. HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE Entrance to Hofstra University Honors College is by invitation only and occurs after a student’s acceptance to the University.
*A dual degree program allows the student to earn both degrees in less time than if each degree is pursued separately. Hofstra University offers more than 100 dual degree programs, many of them in the Zarb School of Business. Learn more at hofstra.edu/dualdegree.
Part-time studies at Hofstra
Hofstra’s part-time students enjoy nearly the same range of academic options as full-time students. Plus, to accommodate the needs of those attending classes in the evening, the Center for University Advisement, The Career Center, and other administrative offices offer extended hours – which enable you to make appointments in the evening or on the weekend. Also, nearly all of Hofstra’s facilities, from the Mack Student Center and Student Counseling Services to Student Computing Services, Axinn Library and the Fitness Center, are open evenings and weekends. Your HofstraCard entitles you to access all that’s available on the Hofstra campus.
Part-time evening studies at Hofstra
Frank G. Zarb School of Business
• Accounting • Entrepreneurship • Finance • Information Technology • International Business • Legal Studies in Business • Management • Marketing
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Computer Science • English • History • Liberal Arts • Political Science • Psychology
22 academic accreditations, including:
• iddle States Association of M Colleges and Schools • ACSB International – The A Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: All Business and Accounting programs, with a special accreditation in Accounting • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC): Teacher Education programs and Educational Leadership programs • ccrediting Council on Education A in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC): Undergraduate Journalism programs • Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science programs • American Chemical Society (ACS): Chemistry and Biochemistry programs • ccreditation Review A Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA): Physician Assistant Studies program • ommission on Accreditation C of Athletic Training Education (CAATE): B.S. in Athletic Training program
• merican Association of A Museums (AAM): Lowe Gallery/ Hofstra University Museum • ational Association for the N Education of Young Children National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC): Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute, Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center
Financial Aid and Scholarships
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Hofstra’s Office of Residential Programs offers a variety of comfortable living environments designed to meet the diverse needs of more than 4,100 resident students. Six of the 37 residence halls are high-rises, for instance, while two (Liberty and Republic) are low-rises with traditional corridor-style configurations. Four other halls contain suite-style arrangements. Each hall is staffed by resident directors and resident assistants. Our primary goal is to provide students with a safe and comfortable living/learning environment. To ensure the safety of students and guests, residence hall access is limited to students carrying Hofstra ID cards, and the University installed a five-part, campus-wide emergency alert system. Students can live at Hofstra year-round and will find the campus is its own community, with 20 dining facilities, a hair and nail salon, post office and full-service bank branch. For information, please visit hofstra.edu/resprograms.
How can I be considered for an academic scholarship?
You will be considered for an academic scholarship based on the information you supply on your admission application. Qualified fulltime applicants may receive up to $15,000 per year. However, please note that scholarship awards, which are limited, vary from semester to semester. Students are encouraged to apply early for full consideration. Part-time scholarships are available for students registered for at least six credits per semester.
Does Hofstra award need-based financial aid?
Yes. When completing the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov, be sure to indicate Hofstra’s federal code: 002732. As long as your FAFSA is on file, Hofstra’s Office of Financial Aid will determine whether you are eligible for “need-based” financial aid such as student loans, parent PLUS loans, TAP, Pell grants, and federal work-study.
Does Hofstra award a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) scholarship?
Yes. If you are a full-time student and member of PTK, and have 60 accepted credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, you can be considered for one of our $2,500 PTK awards. A letter of recommendation from the PTK coordinator at your college must be received by Hofstra’s Office of Financial Aid by May 1. This scholarship is offered in the fall semester only and is competitive, with a limited number awarded annually.
For information, please visit hofstra.edu/financialaid.
“I have lived on campus for four years because it gives me easy access to everything: my classes, my job, food and entertainment. When you live on campus, there’s always a friend nearby, and that’s a great feeling.”
Samantha Savino Major: Marketing Class of 2012
Preparing for Your Future
Hofstra’s Career Center encourages students to start preparing for their careers from their first day on campus and continues to provide career resources long after graduation. Through The Career Center, you’ll have access to representatives from hundreds of organizations who visit campus each year. Plus The Career Center offers a wide range of resource materials, workshops, and services that allow you to explore, select and pursue a meaningful career.
The Career Center resource library
At The Career Center resource library, you can check continuously updated listings of internships and part-time and full-time jobs; consult literature and videos for hundreds of organizations; browse through periodicals for a wide variety of careers; and peruse reference materials on job search strategies and potential careers, as well as employer and professional organization directories. Fall and Spring Information Sessions and Tours
From September through mid-May, during the fall and spring semesters, information sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you prefer to visit on a weekend, Saturday sessions are generally held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and select Sundays at 10 a.m. Each session is followed by a guided campus tour. All sessions and tours begin at the Office of Undergraduate Admission in Bernon Hall, South Campus.
Career counseling and advisement
The Career Center’s professional staff provides individual career counseling and planning and can help you clarify your career direction. Plus we can help you refine your job search strategies; prepare your resume, cover letters and thank-you letters; develop a portfolio; and polish your skills through videotaped “mock interviews.” All these services are available to Hofstra students and alumni.
Summer Information Sessions and Tours
From mid-May through August, information sessions are offered Monday through Thursday at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Friday at 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by guided campus tours one hour later. There are a limited number of Saturday and Sunday information sessions.
Recent Career Center workshops have included: “Resumes That Rock,” “Interview to Impress,” “Introduction to Internships,” “GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT Review,” and “The How-Tos of Interviews.”
• On-campus recruiting programs • Electronic resume referral to prospective employers • Job and internship fairs • Annual Career Week
Hofstra Up Close
For information, please visit hofstra.edu/career.
During the fall and spring semesters, Hofstra Up Close offers an insider’s look at student life at Hofstra. This program allows you to attend classes, share a meal with a current student at one of our dining facilities, and see for yourself what our students and alumni mean by “Hofstra Pride.”
Register online at hofstra.edu/visit.
Hofstra at a Glance
Founding Date 1935 Geographic Profile U.S. states and territories: 50 Countries: 72
Academic Profile Undergraduate program options: About 140 Full-time faculty holding highest degree: 93 percent Student-to-faculty ratio: 14-to-1 Average undergraduate class size: 21
Facilities and Resources Library holdings: 1.2 million print volumes plus 24/7 electronic access to more than 90,000 journals and books Residence halls: 37 Student clubs and organizations: 175
Dining 20 eateries on campus Cultural Events More than 500 on-campus events per year Theaters Six on-campus theaters
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