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Internal Transfer Requirements & Procedures

School of Business Administration Internal Transfer Requirements & Procedures


To apply for transfer:

Students must first attend an initial internal transfer meeting with an Academic Advisor in the School of Business Administration.  Call 937-229-2065 or stop in Miriam Hall 053 to schedule this initial SBA internal transfer meeting.

Minimum requirements:
  • Minimum cumulative UD GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of an appropriate UD Math course such as a C or higher in Calculus, C+ or higher in MTH 116 or 128, or B- or higher in MTH 207. Note: Math courses taken at another college or university will NOT be considered.
After initial evaluation of the student’s application:
  • Completion of an acceptable “What If” academic planning assignment for a business major
  • Completion of an acceptable resume, which has been uploaded into Career Services’ Handshake system
Students are not transferred and are not in the School of Business Administration until all of the requirements have been met, the student has met with a School of Business Administration Academic Advisor for the initial meeting and final review, and the student has received an acceptance confirmation via email from the SBA. Until that time, the student remains an Arts & Sciences, Education & Health Sciences, or Engineering student.


Students interested in transferring must: 

1)  Schedule an initial internal transfer meeting by calling 937-229-2065 or stopping by the School of Business Administration Advising Office in Miriam Hall 053.

  • These meetings are normally held twice a week during the academic semester and by appointment during the summer months. Additional meetings will be scheduled to accommodate students who cannot meet during a normally scheduled time. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the business curriculum and the transfer process.
  • Students who are eligible for transfer will be reviewed by the Advising Office after the initial internal transfer meeting.
  • Students who lack the minimum requirements to apply for transfer will be asked to schedule another academic transfer counseling meeting when they have obtained the minimum requirements to transfer, if they remain interested in transferring. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the SBA Advising Office once they meet the minimum qualifications. A student who does not meet the minimum qualifications will not be reviewed for admittance into the SBA.

2)  Students who meet the minimum requirements for transfer will be given instructions during their initial transfer meeting on completing an academic planning assignment and uploading their resume into Handshake.

  • Once the academic planning assignment is completed by the student and their resume has been uploaded and printed, the student is asked to set up one final meeting with an academic advisor in the SBA Advising Office.
  • At this meeting the student will review his/her academic planning assignment and internal transfer process status with their impending academic advisor in the School of Business Administration (based on intended SBA major).
  • Once the academic planning assignment and resume are deemed acceptable by the SBA Advising Office and all evaluation criteria have been reviewed, a decision will be made to accept or not accept the student.  The academic advisor will notify the student of this decision at the conclusion of their final internal transfer meeting.
  • Students in the Internal Transfer Process remain students in their respective schools (Arts and Science, Education & Health Sciences, Engineering) until the SBA officially notifies the student that they are accepted into the SBA.

3)  Applicants should exhibit professional behavior throughout the transfer process.

Academic Advising & Approving Courses for Registration during the Transfer Process

Until all requirements for transfer are met and the student is officially notified of acceptance into the School of Business, students are NOT in the School of Business Administration. Students must consult with their current academic advisor (Arts & Sciences, Education & Health Sciences, Engineering) and ask him or her to approve the courses they select during registration. The SBA’s Academic Advising Office will review and provide comments on the student’s projected course selection and pass these onto the student’s current advisor (if asked to do so).  Students must consult with their current academic advisor and obtain their registration advisor approval code from their current school/advisor, not from the School of Business Advising Office.

The Internal Transfer Process is included in the University of Dayton Catalog.


If a student has completed 60 hours or more and has not met the criteria to be considered for transfer into the School of Business, the student will no longer be considered for transfer and must find another major that is not part of the School of Business Administration.


Undergraduate Advising Office

Miriam Hall
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Dayton, Ohio 45469
Undergraduate Advising Office