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Transfer Admission

Transferring to USV

Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at another institution and wish to enroll at USV should complete the transfer application.

1) Complete the Application 

Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an email from an admission advisor who will help guide you through the rest of the process.

2) Submit Your Documents 

Below is a list of materials you will need to submit as a transfer student applicant. These documents can be submitted at any time to your advisor via email, standard mail, and in some cases, online.

For F-1 international students interested in transferring to USV, the procedure is fairly simple and we'll help you through it. You can download the F1 Intent to Transfer Form here.

3) Interview and Placement Tests 

After you've completed the online application and prepared your documents, you and your Admission Advisor will need to arrange an interview. They will be happy to help answer any questions you have along the way.

In addition, you may need to complete placement tests to assess your competency level within each subject. These tests will not impact your GPA or standing. Rather, they will indicate how we can best help you when you arrive, and help us place you in an appropriate course that insures a smooth start.

What Are Articulation Agreements?

Articulation is the alignment and comparability of coursework between two levels of education, such as high school and community college. This determination is established through major specific faculty-to-faculty collaboration or articulation officers. Learn more about the articulation agreements we have established with other educational institutes.


University of Silicon Valley has developed and implemented a transfer credit policy and executes practices for consistent application to all students. Full and accurate disclosure of policies and practices is important, to ensure to all incoming transfer applicants that the transfer process is built on a strong commitment to fairness and effectiveness. Below you can find information related to credit transfers. Your Admissions Advisor will be happy to help answer any questions or concerns that you may have.


The transferability of credits you earn at University of Silicon Valley is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the baccalaureate and/or master degree you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the baccalaureate and/or master degrees that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending University of Silicon Valley to determine if your baccalaureate and/or master degree will transfer.

Notification of Admission

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of admission status approximately two (2) weeks after their application and supporting documents have been received and processed. Notification will include information regarding the enrollment process, the registration process, academic advising and student services.

Right to Revoke Acceptance or Enrollment

University of Silicon Valley reserves the right to revoke acceptance or continued enrollment if:

  1. Any application materials are false or misrepresented.
  2. The student imposes any risk to the health, safety or welfare of others.
  3. The student disrupts the orderly processes or violates any of the University’s policies.
  4. The student does not sign an Enrollment Agreement.