Whether you’re transferring from a community college or another four-year institution, we’re excited to welcome you to Hope College! Our goal is your success.
Apply for Admission
To apply to Hope, please submit the following items:
- Complete the Hope College Application or Common Application
- Official final high school transcript (submitted by your high school or through Parchment)
- Official college transcript(s) (from all previous colleges)
Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Your Hope Admissions application will serve as your application for scholarships
- Hope offers Transfer Scholarships that range from $5,000-$16,000
Need Based Aid
- Apply for need based aid by submitting your Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Hope College’s Federal Code is 002273
Financial Aid Award Letter
- You will receive a financial aid package after you have been accepted for admission.
- Test scores are optional. However, they can help when awarding a merit scholarship.
- Transferology is a user-friendly tool with up-to-date information about how other schools’ coursework
transfers to Hope College.
- Create an account in Transferology.
- Select any courses you have taken or plan to take before transferring to Hope.
- See a personalized report of courses approved to transfer
- Match - courses approved to transfer
- Miss - courses not approved to transfer
- Maybe - courses not yet reviewed for transfer
- Request more information from inside your Transferology account to start the evaluation process for any courses in the Maybe column.
- Your official transcripts are the final step in receiving Hope College credit.
Living on campus is one of the most exciting parts of being a student at Hope, and you have several options available!
- We work individually with you to find the best fit, typically placing you with a student
your own age and cohort. Housing options at Hope include:
- Residence halls
- Hope requires students to live on campus through their Junior year. (Unless commuting from home)
Meet your Reps
Associate Director of Admissions
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Peggy Gorno was an admissions counselor at Hope College from July 1988 through 1992. She was responsible for on-campus visits and visitation days. She then joined Grand Rapids Community College as an assistant director of financial aid and later the director of the Enrollment Center. Peggy came back to Hope Admissions to work with transfer students in 2018. Her passion is to create a vibrant transfer community at Hope as well as to streamline the process for students as they consider Hope to further their education.