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Transferring to Cairn University

Your Complete Guide

Transfer to Cairn University

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Transferring can be a little intimidating…

You had a vision for what your college experience would look like. But sometimes, there are circumstances outside of your control that force you to pivot.

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Transferring Credits

The credit transfer process will vary from student to student. While there is not a definitive way to determine what credits will transfer before you apply, we’ve provided a few examples and guidelines to help you know what to expect with your hard-earned credits:


A good rule of thumb to remember is that, generally, gen ed courses usually transfer over; standard course names such as Intro to Psychology, Intro to Sociology, English Composition, or Computational/Conceptual Math are considered gen ed.


Cairn accepts AP scores of 3 or above as transferable. Cairn will also accept CLEP tests that score a minimum of 50 points. Learn more about CLEP transfer credits here.

Bucks County Students

As a Bucks County student, we already have a transfer sheet built out just for you!

Go here to see the transfer sheet.


Want to know more about how your specific credits could transfer? Contact Brenda Diaz at [email protected] with:

  1. Your desired program of interest and
  2. Your current course’s descriptions
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Looking for Another Option?

If you’re looking to change direction, we have options for you as well. Cairn University has over 70 academic programs to choose from.

Financial Aid

In order for us to give you the best financial aid package possible, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year.

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Spiritual Life

At Cairn University, we believe that Christ and His Word should be at the center of all that we do. We also believe that you don’t have to sacrifice academic excellence in order to study somewhere that will strengthen your faith. 

The Bible is integrated into every academic program at Cairn. You’ll take courses in Bible and theology, and that theology will be applied in every other course you take. You will also be given opportunities to grow outside of the classroom through weekly chapels, Bible studies, mission trips, service opportunities, and involvement in a local church.

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Where We're Located

As a Cairn student, you have unlimited options for adventure. You’ll quickly find just how much there is to do from our suburban campus. In an hour’s time, you could be in the city, at the beach, or in the mountains. You can study in between classes at one of several local coffee roasters or by the lake at the park. 

And when you do want to take advantage of city life, you can walk .2 miles off campus to the train station that will take you into Center City or connect you to New York Transit, or even get you to Washington D.C

Not only does our location offer a variety of places to visit, your Cairn ID gives you discounts to a ton of local eateries and stores. Check out all the discounts you can get as a student here:

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Have Questions? Talk to Me

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Deanna Thorpe

Admissions Counselor

Hi! I’m Deanna, and I will be your guide through all aspects of transferring to Cairn University. I am also the women’s lacrosse coach, a mom of four kids and two dogs, and a major sweet tooth. 
I’m not just your designated application-processor—I genuinely would love to get to know you and walk with you through the transfer process. Whether you want to know more information about transferring to Cairn or you just need someone to talk to about where you are in your college journey, I’d love to chat. Shoot me an email or call me anytime.