Transfer Students

Important Admissions Dates

  • September 2023: Advising and Registration for Spring (Jan) 2024 Semester start
  • January 2024: First day of Spring Term 
  • April 2024: Advising and Registration for Summer Term and Fall 2024

Let’s Make This Simple.

Transferring to a new school is a big move. Even bringing your associate’s degree and community college credits to a four-year college can be stressful. You’re not alone. Nearly one-third of Avila students transferred here from another college or university. We know the struggle. We’ve been in your chair. So we work to make the most of your transfer credits. Talk with our Transfer Admission Advisors and let us help ease your move.

  • Expert academic advising to ensure that you keep your credits and are on track to graduate – fast.
  • Financial aid that includes transfer scholarships and grants
  • Transfer Student Organization and special orientation sessions geared for transfer students
  • Plus, internship and research experience opportunities in all majors
  • Transfer in up to 90 credits! Avila puts you on the fast track to graduation- no credits go to waste!

The Transfer Process at Avila

  1. Application for Admission – once you fill out our free transfer application we can begin looking at your college credits, scholarships, and grant opportunities. 
  2. Official Transcripts – you need to contact your previous schools and request official transcripts of all your college-level work. Those schools will send your transcripts directly to Avila University at:
    Avila University
    Admission Office
    11901 Wornall Road
    Kansas City, MO 64145
    NOTE: Official transcripts must be obtained from each college you attended. Even if you have one transcript which includes credits from multiple colleges, we need the official transcripts sent from each individual college. If you have completed less than twenty-four (24) college credit hours you must also submit your official high school transcripts.
  3. Submit a FAFSA. Avila’s FAFSA code is 002449. (International students do not need to submit a FAFSA for scholarship consideration). Domestic students filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application will help qualify them for the most available scholarship, grant, and financial aid.
  4. Admission – Once we have your transcript(s) you’ll be a candidate for admission. You will need a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in the academic coursework accepted towards a degree at Avila University.
  5. Schedule a campus visit. Our Campus Visit Coordinator will connect you with your academic advisor, a campus tour, and your Admission Representative.
  6. Make your deposit – Submit a $50 enrollment deposit to the Office of Admission online, by calling 816.501.2400, or by sending a check to Avila University.
Marketing minor, Natalia Kidder

“I’m a transfer student so I was nervous about adapting to a new school. But so many of my professors have been so supportive and encouraging. I know I made the right decision.”

Natalia Kidder / marketing minor

Helpful Transfer Information

Logos for Donnelly College, Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, and Johnson County Community College

We’ve made agreements with area colleges to help make moving your credits to Avila easier. What isn’t easy is interpreting these agreements. With 60+ majors and hundreds of different classes, they get quite complicated. The best way to see which college credits transfer to Avila is to reach out to our transfer experts at

Donnelly College

Johnson County Community College

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Metropolitan Community Colleges

“Articulation Agreement” is college-speak for transferring entire Associate’s degree program credits to a four-year Bachelor’s degree. Avila has reached this type of agreement with Donnelly College, Johnson County Community College, and the Metropolitan Community Colleges.

Donnelly College 
Please continue to check back for updates and additional agreements. *Subject to change.

A.A. – English to B.A. – English Download PDF
A.A. – History to B.A. – History Download PDF
A.A. – Psychology to B.A. – Psychology Download PDF
A.A. – Religious Studies to B.A. – Religious Studies & Philosophy Download PDF


Johnson County Community College 
Please continue to check back for updates and additional agreements. *Subject to change.

A.A – Accounting to B.S. – Accounting Download PDF
A.A. – Art to B.A. – Art Download PDF
A.A. – Business to B.S.B.A. – Business Administration Download PDF
A.S. – Health Care to B.S. – Health Care Download PDF
A.A. – Nursing to B.S.N. – Nursing Download PDF


Metropolitan Community College 
Please continue to check back for updates and additional agreements. *Subject to change.

A.A. – Business to B.A. – Business Administration Download PDF
A.A. – English to B.A. – English Download PDF
A.A. – Fine Arts to B.F.A. – Theatre Download PDF
A.A. – Graphic Arts to B.F.A. – Art Download PDF
A.A. – Health Care to B.S. – Healthcare Management Download PDF
A.A. – Nursing to B.S. – Nursing Download PDF
A.A. – Psychology to B.A. – Psychology Download PDF
A.A. – Social Work to B.S.W. – Social Work Download PDF
A.A. – Theatre to B.A. – Theatre Download PDF
A.A.S. – Dental
to B.S. – Healthcare Management Download PDF
A.A.S. – Emergency
Medical Technician/
to B.S. – Healthcare Management Download PDF
A.A.S. – Physical
Therapist Assistant
to B.S. – Healthcare Management Download PDF
A.A.S. – Radiologic
to B.S. – Healthcare Management Download PDF
A.S. – Biology to B.S. – Biology Download PDF

The Missouri Reverse Transfer is a process that allows college students or former college students who have completed credits for an associate’s degree to receive that degree even if they have transferred to a four-year college or university, or dropped out of higher education altogether.

This program is a statewide policy that helps more Missourians earn degrees. Find more detailed information on Missouri Reverse Transfer on the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

Eligibility for Missouri Reverse Transfer

  • You must have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours from a Missouri two-year institution
  • Your permanent address must be a Missouri address
  • Students are not eligible for the program if they currently possess an associate degree or higher

Benefits of Missouri Reverse Transfer

  • Earn your associate degree while pursuing your bachelor’s degree
  • Possible career advancement with earned associate degrees
  • Qualify for more jobs with higher pay
  • A degree can help you earn more money
  • Possibly meet general education requirements at your four-year transfer institution

How to get started

Missouri Reverse Transfer is set up so that you as the student do not have to do a lot of work. We want this to be seamless and easy. You will need to give us permission to share your transcripts with your two-year college.


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