Transfer Students

Milligan Returns Home COVID-19 planThe Fall 2021 semester will be offered on-campus. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and community, where we provide a distinctive educational experience while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Click here for our COVID-19 response plan »

Contact your admissions recruiter for assistance if you have trouble getting official transcripts and test scores.

Transfers choose Milligan because of our excellent academics, welcoming Christian community, small classes and personal attention, generous scholarships and financial aid, and the easy and comfortable transition. If you have the following, contact our Transfer Recruiter, who can walk you through the transfer application process.

  • Completed 24 or more college credit hours after high school graduation at the time of application to Milligan University (If you are a working adult age 24+, you might consider our Adult Degree Completion Program)
  • In good standing at an accredited college or university
  • At least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Shown evidence of Christian commitment and academic potential


Free Transcript Review

College credits from most accredited two- and four-year institutions are widely transferable to Milligan University. Send us your transcript(s) and our Registrar will review them and get you a free evaluation of what credits will transfer to Milligan. Read more about our Transfer Credit Policy »

Tennessee Community Colleges

transfer_logoMilligan participates in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways program, whereby students completing associate degree programs in certain programs at Tennessee community colleges can transition seamlessly to Milligan University as a junior.

We also have an A.A./A.S. Transfer Agreement with Tennessee Community Colleges that helps Transfers meet Milligan’s general education requirements.

Learn more about these and other agreements »

Financial Aid

Academic Transfer Scholarship

Merit-based scholarships for transfer students are offered based on your transferring GPA. Contact the Admissions Office for details. Below are scholarship amounts for Fall 2021.

NOTE: Athletes must have a 3.0 or higher to receive both an academic and an athletic award.

$14,000   3.5+
$10,000 3.0-3.49
$9,000 2.75-2.99
$7,000 2.5-2.74
$5,000 2.0-2.49

Need-Based Aid

You can also transfer your federal and state (including Tennessee Hope Scholarships) aid programs to Milligan. Visit our SFS page or contact us to see details and what other aid you might qualify for.


We have a payment plan to help make budgeting easier for you and your family.

Office of Admissions

Steps to Apply

Milligan honors a rolling admission policy, which means the admission committee will consider applications throughout the year, as long as space is available. However, we encourage students to apply early for maximum scholarship and financial aid consideration. Also please note there are some academic and scholarship programs with specific dates and deadlines.

Students who wish to transfer from an accredited college who merit a letter of good standing will be considered for admission. Applicants must furnish official transcripts of all previous college work. If a transfer student has earned 24 or more college credit hours, the ACT or SAT-I scores and high school transcripts are not required.

  1. APPLICATION: Complete and submit your official application. 
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Request that a copy of your transcript from high school and all previous college work be sent to Milligan. If you have earned 24 or more college credit hours, the high school transcript is not required. Electronic transcripts through Parchment and other online services accepted. 
  3. TEST SCORES: Request that official ACT, SAT-I, or CLT scores be sent directly to Milligan (ACT code: 3996, SAT-I code: 1469). If you have earned 24 or more college credit hours, the ACT and/or SAT-I scores are not required.

REFERENCES will be required from transfer students with a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 or below. One academic reference and one church/character reference will be required.  You will be notified if these are required of you.

Next Steps

AFTER YOU APPLY, your Admissions Recruiter will communicate with you regularly about your application file and status. Admission decisions are usually made within two weeks of application. If you qualify for an Academic Scholarship, you’ll find that out right away, too.

Once admitted, be sure to visit our ADMITTED STUDENTS page for the next steps to receive maximum financial aid and to secure your spot in the class and campus housing.