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Transferring to Bushnell? It’s simple — our staff will partner with you every step of the way.

Am I a transfer student?

  • Have you graduated from high school?
  • Have you attended a college/university after high school graduation?

If you’ve answered yes to those two questions, you’re a transfer student.

College credit earned while in high school (e.g., Running Start, College in the High School, etc.) does not place you in the “transfer student” category. If you’re not a transfer student, you will apply as a first year student. But even as a first year, you may still be able to bring in college credit to Bushnell.


Bushnell is offering transfer students more scholarships and financial aid than ever before. Some of the scholarships available to transfer students are listed below. Visit our scholarship page to see a complete list of scholarship and grant options.


Academic$13,0003.8+ Transferable GPA
Academic$11,0003.50 - 3.79 Transferable GPA
Academic$9,0003.25 - 3.49 Transferable GPA
Academic$7,0003.00 - 3.24 Transferable GPA
Academic$5,0002.80 - 2.99 Transferable GPA
Phi Theta Kappa$1,000Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Oregon Promise Recipient Grant$3,000Must be a transfer student receiving the Oregon Promise.
Visit Scholarship$500Must have completed a formal campus visit.

How will my credits transfer to Bushnell?

When you apply and send in your transcripts, we’ll perform a transcript evaluation, free of charge, to show you how your previous coursework transfers to Bushnell. From evaluating transfer credits to mapping out clear steps to graduation, we’re committed to making the process transfer-friendly.

Preparing to Transfer

Want to make the most of your time while enrolled in community college? Bushnell University partners with community colleges around the state to provide a clear path to further your education. We recommend completing your AAOT or ASOT or working directly with your admissions counselor for help choosing courses at your current school that will transfer to Bushnell.

Steps to Apply


Fill out, verify, and submit your application. Did we mention Bushnell’s online application is free?

New Applicants

Returning Applicants

Or apply via the Common App.

Official college transcripts must be requested by you and sent directly from the requested institution to Bushnell University.

Transcripts can be sent electronically or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Bushnell University
828 E 11th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

If you have a strong GPA you may choose not to submit SAT or ACT or CLT scores as part of the application process.

Bushnell takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to reviewing applications by evaluating each student’s transcript, personal statement, extracurricular participation, and evidence of leadership and motivation. Students who show a consistent and challenging academic performance throughout their high school career will be in a solid position for admission.

Once Your Application Is Complete


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. Bushnell’s School Code 003208.

Visiting a college is an important step in your decision. Explore the many different visit experiences Bushnell has to offer.

If you visit Bushnell, which includes our virtual visit and informational sessions, you will qualify for a $500 scholarship that will be applied towards your first-year tuition!

Reserve your place at Bushnell by depositing as soon as possible. Once you deposit, you will be able to register for classes and receive your housing assignment. All enrollment deposits are refundable prior to May 1 for Fall enrollment and December 1 for Spring enrollment.

Submit Enrollment Deposit

Your financial aid package will arrive by mail after you’ve been admitted to Bushnell and have completed your FAFSA. If you do not plan to submit the FAFSA please let your admissions counselor know. It will include any institutional scholarships you have received as well as any need-based aid you qualify for. Don’t forget about outside scholarship opportunities – these can significantly lower your out of pocket cost.

Our financial aid webpage has lots of resources to help you understand the financial aid process and your admissions counselor is always ready to answer your questions.

When you apply and send in your transcripts, we’ll perform a transcript evaluation, free of charge, to show you how your previous coursework transfers. Shortly after completing your application, we’ll provide you with a summary of your evaluation. This is the best way to find out how your credits will apply toward your Bushnell degree requirements.

Important Dates


Applicants for Fall Semester
August 1Bushnell's Online Application and Common Application open
October 1FAFSA Opens
November 1 Early Action Deadline 1
January 15Early Action Deadline 2
March 1Priority Decision Application Deadline
May 1Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Applicants for Spring Semester
Bushnell accepts applications and deposits after the application deadlines listed above. Students applying early action will receive early notification of admission decision and priority status for financial aid and registration.
November 1Priority Application Deadline
December 1Enrollment Deposit Deadline

One of my worries of transferring was that I might struggle to connect with people who had already known each other for a year, but between campus activities, chapels, and nights studying with other students, it was clear that worry was misguided as I’ll soon be graduating alongside some of my closest friends. Bushnell was very different from the university that I had previously attended, and I know that a lot of my academic success was due to Bushnell and the opportunities that transferring here provided to me.

Brevin Russnogle ’21

Questions about admissions?

Have questions about applying to Bushnell, financial aid, or what a Beacon Night is? Our admissions counselors know it all! And they’d love to connect with you via email, phone or for an appointment, either virtually or in person.
Local Phone: 541-684-7201
Toll-Free Phone: 1-877-463-6622