Transfer to a lifetime of opportunity at Davenport University

We’ll help you transfer college credits and line up financial aid and scholarships so you can move toward a bright future.

Whether you’re making the transfer from community college or another four-year program, Davenport University has a dedicated transfer admissions team to help you get the most transfer college credits, connect you with financial aid for transfer students and provide the guidance you need every step of the way.

We know that transferring to a new college can feel intimidating at first. But don’t worry. Davenport welcomes and supports you. It’s what we do every day for our transfer students who make up 46% of the Davenport student body.

Explore this page for answers to your transfer student questions. If you still have questions, reach out to our transfer admissions team at or 800.686.1600

Make a smooth transition to Davenport

From your first contact with our transfer admissions team at Davenport, you’ll have people on your side. They’ll get to know you and your goals, then help you get everything in place — from entrance advising to assistance securing scholarships for transfer students and everything in-between.

A campus to call home 

Enjoy convenient, on-campus living on our gorgeous W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. Take a quick virtual tour to see the great living spaces and amenities that await you.

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Get the most transfer college credits

Looking to transfer from community college or another four-year institution? Or maybe you’ve taken some time off from college and are wondering whether your credits will transfer? Your Davenport transfer representative is here to help. We are one of the most transfer-friendly universities in Michigan, and that includes giving you credit for your qualifying training programs and military experience. Our experts will help you get you the most transfer college credits toward your degree so you can finish faster.

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Find the best financial aid for transfer students

Your designated financial aid counselor will explore with you the financial aid for transfer students that can help put a Davenport degree within reach, including merit-based scholarships for transfer students. Our counselors will work to build a personalized financial aid package with a focus on affordability and ongoing 1:1 support.


Choose your academic program

As one of Davenport’s transfer students, you may not know your major yet. Don’t worry! Many of our transfer students transfer from community college after completing a general associate degree. Some transfer students decide to change their major once they get to Davenport, while others know exactly where they’re headed. With a wide variety of hands-on, career-centered degree programs, you’re sure to find one that’s the perfect fit for your career goals.


Visit Davenport virtually or in person

Before you decide whether to become one of our transfer students, we invite you to see Davenport for yourself — virtually or in person. You can attend virtual information sessions, faculty meetups, web chats or even an hour-long Walk & Talk tour of our stunning W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids with a Davenport student ambassador. Plus, you can always meet with a specific admissions representative who focuses on students who transfer from community college and other four-year universities and colleges.

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Apply to Davenport

If you’re ready to be one of Davenport’s transfer students, welcome! Start now on your free application. But remember to review the process and deadlines for transfer admissions before you apply. And because we know transfer students like you are busy, you’ll have the option to save your application progress and come back to finish it. If you have questions, email the Davenport transfer admissions team at or call toll free at 800.686.1600

We rank 3rd in lowest tuition among Michigan’s private institutions
46% of Davenport’s students are transfer students
Choose from over 75 teams, clubs and organizations

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Scholarships for transfer students

To help make your education affordable, Davenport offers a wide range of financial aid options, including scholarships for transfer students that are renewable if you maintain standards of academic progress.

Learn more about scholarships for transfer students


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Transfer credit for your courses

Courses you’ve taken elsewhere might have a different name but may be equivalent to courses at Davenport and could count as transfer college credits toward your Davenport degree.

Learn more about transfer college credits


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Leading the way in online learning

As the first online learning community in Michigan, Davenport’s Global Campus continues to lead. Over 50 Davenport degrees are through our Online+ experience offering flexibility for busy transfer students like you.

Learn more about Davenport’s Global Campus


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Rewarding ways to get involved

Home to 75+ athletic teams, student clubs and social and recreational organizations, Davenport has something for everyone. Join us for weekly events, including movies, zombie runs and more.

Learn more about student life at Davenport


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A place where you can belong

Davenport offers a variety of residential living communities on our W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. Transfer students like you will find fun programs that will help you feel a sense of community.

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Study abroad advantages

When you expand your educational horizons beyond the Davenport campus to places like the Netherlands, Rome and Spain, you develop cross-cultural skills that will benefit you for a lifetime.

Learn more about study abroad at Davenport


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