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Application for Transfer Students

Call Jeff LaFavor at 712-279-5532 or email jeff.lafavor@briarcliff.edu.

Briar Cliff University welcomes students who wish to transfer from other institutions.  You will find BCU to be student centered and open to all students.

A warm supportive environment, career success, academic excellence, faculty that go the extra mile, a place to broaden your horizons…these are the words our students use to describe their Briar Cliff University experience. With an average class size of 15 to 20, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, Briar Cliff delivers on a commitment as a student-centered institution.  Graduates of Briar Cliff share an impressive 96% placement rate in their career field or graduate schools within six months of graduation.

Briar Cliff University is committed to your success. 

Services for Transfer students:

Transcript evaluation…
Once we receive a copy of your official transcripts, we can evaluate them to determine how many of your credits will transfer to Briar Cliff.  If you are planning to transfer after completing a two year program at a community college, our transfer counselor will work with you to plan the classes you should take at the community college.  Just call us or make an appointment to visit.

Individualized visit…
We invite you to visit campus and experience Briar Cliff for yourself. To make the most of your visit to campus, contact us at least a week before you plan to visit. We recommend that you visit during a week day when classes are in session to get a better look at what life as a Briar Cliff student is all about.

Career Services…
Briar Cliff University’s Career Services Office will help you with securing not only that first job, but the best job for you. We provide assistance in resume development, interviewing and successful job search techniques. In addition, internships are available in virtually every department at businesses and organizations in Sioux City and throughout the region.

Academic Planning…
Briar Cliff assigns each incoming student to a faculty advisor who is trained in course selection and registration. You will meet with your advisor at least three times per year. He or she will help you select courses and plan your academic program.

Scholarships…
Briar Cliff University recognizes that scholarships are important to students. The university awards scholarships to academically qualified transfer students. The scholarships are awarded in varying amounts and are based on the student’s prior academic grade point average.  Scholarships are determined by the head coach of each sport.

Checklist for Transfer Students

  • Complete application online or request one by mail.
  • Provide official transcripts from EVERY institution you have attended, including any part-time attendance.
  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest and most efficient method is on-line at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • The institutional code for BCU is 001846
  • Finally, send your tuition deposit of $150.  It will be applied directly to your student account for the term you are attending.

For more information...
Call Briar Cliff at 800-662-3303 or 712-279-5200. You also may email us at admissions@briarcliff.edu or send your name, address, phone number along with your request to:

Briar Cliff University
Office of Admissions
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51104