Transferring to SLC

Transfer students want more for themselves. They arrive at Sarah Lawrence knowing they’ll find not a list of prescribed majors but the freedom to choose and combine courses from many disciplines. Students passionate about the arts can delve deeply without the narrow confines of a conservatory. Those looking toward a career in science can also pursue other interests, such as history or poetry. Whatever the limitations of your previous experience, here you’ll find the breadth and grounding of the liberal arts alongside opportunities for advanced research and scholarship. As you join in the excitement of small seminars and meet one on one with professors, you’ll see the difference Sarah Lawrence makes.

We welcome transfer applications from students who will have successfully completed at least one full year of college (about 30 credits) and who expect to spend at least two consecutive years at Sarah Lawrence College. Students with courses in progress at the time of our application deadline may still apply provided they will have finished one full year of college work by the time they enroll at SLC.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

In recognition of outstanding scholastic and personal achievement, Sarah Lawrence is pleased to announce Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships for community college transfer applicants in the amount of $10,000 per year. For more information about these scholarships, please contact the Office of Admission at (800) 888-2858 or the Office of Financial Aid at (914) 395-2570. Visit the Financial Aid site for information on other extensive SLC financial aid opportunities for transfer applicants.

Visit with SLC

We invite and encourage you to visit with admission counselors on campus or in your area. Explore the links below to see how to best get to know SLC:

Started Your Application?

If you've already started your application, you can (and should!) check in on MySLC throughout the application process to make sure we've received everything and that deadlines are being met. Here's how:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your User ID (that's your six-digit SLC ID number)
  3. Enter your Password (that's the first two letters of your last name in lowercase; the first two letters of your first name in lowercase; and the last four digits of your SLC ID number)