Transferring to Cairn University

Your Complete Guide

Transfer to Cairn University

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Getting Started

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. The King’s College was a great starting point, and Cairn University may be the perfect place to finish your degree.
Cairn University (located only 1.5 hours from New York City) is one of a select few transfer institutions approved to offer a transfer agreement for The King’s College students. We have worked with your professors and staff members to give you the smoothest transition to continuing your education at a University that shares your values.
We are currently working with The King’s College to make the transfer process as easy as possible. If you want to jump start the process, complete our online application. (We’ve already waived the application fee for you!)

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Entry year and term refers to the semester you'd like to begin classes at Cairn University.

Transferring Credits

Cairn University will accept all earned credit (with a couple exceptions, noted below) from The King’s College students who transfer to an approved Cairn University program:



On-Campus Program Transitions

  • TKC courses that will not transfer: ECO311, ECO452
  • PPE students may also choose to transfer into Cairn University’s Liberal Arts (BA) or Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) programs.
  • TKC courses that will not transfer: POL311, POL313
  • Transferability of Open Electives and Business Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.
  • For Liberal Arts: Transferability of Open Electives and MCA Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.
  • For Interdisciplinary Studies: Transferability of Open Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.
  • TKC courses that will not transfer: ECO311, PHL261, POL311, POL313
  • Transferability of Open Electives and English Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.
  • Transferability of Open Electives and REL Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.
  • TKC courses that will not transfer: POL311, POL313
  • Transferability of FIN386 and BUS471 is dependent on how many other transferred courses fill Business Elective slots in the Cairn curriculum.
  • Transferability of Open Electives, Business Electives, and Finance Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.

Online Programs Transitions

  • TKC courses that will not transfer: POL311, POL313
  • Transferability of Open Electives and Business Electives is dependent on which  courses are taken.
  • Transferability of Open Electives and certain designated electives (3xx/4xx) is dependent on which courses are taken.
  • Transferability of Open Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.
  • Transferability of Open Electives is dependent on which courses are taken.
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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

There’s a lot of nitty gritty details that go into financial aid, but here’s the good news we can tell you for sure: Your net cost will not increase when you transfer to Cairn. Actually, it might even be more affordable for you to study at Cairn University. Your out-of-pocket cost may decrease.
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—whether it be business, politics, or liberal arts. You will also 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. Our campus isn’t in the middle of NYC, but 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.
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Have Questions? Talk to Me

Deanna Thorpe

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.