It's time for bigger goals.

Each year, more than 250 students make the switch to Duquesne. We make it easy to transfer; students are admitted on a rolling basis, meaning you're welcome to apply for a fall, spring or summer start.

Our Bridges curriculum, inspired by Pittsburgh's 446 iconic spans, is designed as a transfer-friendly, cohesive academic journey that will get you to graduation.

"I transferred from CCAC. Those credits transferred into Duquesne seamlessly – I just had to follow the syllabus!"

Roberto Laporte '22, Information Systems Technology and Supply Chain Management double major

How to Apply

Application Options

Domestic and international transfer students can submit Duquesne's Application, find us on Common App or the Coalition with Scoir Application. Choose the application that works for you!

Duquesne App

Common App

Scoir x Coalition for College


All application platforms are reviewed by the same standards for admission and will not impact your admissions decision.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or send a note to admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-6222.

Applicant Portal

After you submit your application, you will have access to your applicant portal where you'll find a checklist of additional materials that may be required. (You'll receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions when you're able to log in to your portal.)

Applicant Portal


A personal essay is only required for certain health professions (Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Speech-Language Pathology) applicants and optional for other programs.

Please discuss the following:

Tell us something about yourself, why you chose your desired major, and why you would like to attend Duquesne University. You may also include any shadowing or volunteer opportunities that you have experienced.

Submit your essay via our application portal (after you've applied). If you choose to apply via Common App, we will accept the Common App essay for all programs listed above -- with the exception of Physician Assistant Studies.

Additional Requirements 

Transcripts & Degree Requirements

Any additional requirements for specific programs will be included in your checklist but you can review requirements now to prepare.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or if you haven't met them yet just send a note to admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-6222.

Financial Aid

Submit or update your FAFSA and any applicable state grant applications with Duquesne's school code, 003258. Be sure to list Duquesne as your top choice for the PA State Grant if you are a resident. 

Learn more about Financial Aid


You are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on your grades from community college or other four year college or university. Start planning ahead by reviewing the scholarship ranges and using our Net Price Calculator.

If you are a community college student and member of the PTK honor roll, you may be eligible for an additional $2,500 scholarship.

Ready to Transfer?

Find the College Experience you’ve been seeking, whether you're seeking a change of scenery, pursuing a different major, or looking for new opportunities, the decision to transfer colleges is a significant step in your academic journey. At Duquesne it’s our joy to help you find your academic fit, explore exciting opportunities, and forge meaningful connections. 

Launch Experience

Connect with Us

Contact our offices of Admission or Financial Aid and schedule a visit to campus to learn more about Duquesne University!

Enrollment Student Services

If you aren't sure who to ask, our Student Services Office is a good place to start. They can address concerns related to financial aid, billing, housing, academic success and more!