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Transfer Student

​Transfer students are an important part of the culture of Effat University. You may apply as a transfer student if you have graduated high school and are currently or have been enrolled at another college/university.

Admission Criteria

For admission criteria per program, please visit Effat University Academics.

Admission Requirements for Transfer

  • Complete application form (non-refundable application fee of SR400), please visit Effat University Admissions.
  • Copy of National ID for Saudi (Copy of Iqama for other nationalities)
  • Copy of Family Card signed by the guardian (copy of guardian's Iqama signed by the guardian for other nationalities)
  • Copy of student's passport.
  • Original recognized secondary high school certificate (or its equivalent) not older than 5 years. please visit Effat University Admissions, to know more about the Approved High School degrees by the Ministry of Education from different school systems.
  • Two recent passport-size photos.
  • Official transcript from the college or university from which they are transferring along with the course descriptions.
  • Complete and notarized medical examination report and emergency contact information form, Please visit Effat University Admissions to download Effat Medical file.
  • Provide English Standardized Test certificate (TOEFL/IELTS), OR sit for Effat placement test (fee of SR600), please visit Effat University Tecting Center, to schedule and know more about Effat placement test procedures.
  • Set for the DTMS placement test (fee of SR 200 to 400 based on the chosen department), please visit Effat University Tecting Center to schedule and know more about DTMS placement test procedures.
  • Set for a personal interview.

Transfer of Credits

Transfer credit evaluations are completed in the Office of the University Registrar for all admitted students. You must submit syllabi for all courses completed prior to enrolling at Effat University, for which you wish to receive transfer credit. Please submit your syllabi as separate PDF or Word attachments (one attachment) to admissions. If your syllabi do not fit in one email, you may send multiple emails. Please include your name and Hawiya or Iqama number in the body of each email.

Shortly after being notified of your admission as a transfer student, you will receive a tentative evaluation of your completed transfer credit. Once final grades are submitted you will receive your updated completed evaluation.

Effat University generally awards credit for courses completed with a grade of C or better at an accredited institution. You can use our transfer equivalency site as a guide to how classes taken at other colleges or universities may transfer to Effat University. The fact that a course appears in this list is no guarantee that the course will transfer in your individual case. Additionally, some courses may not appear on this list, but may be eligible for transfer. Effat University reserves the right to reevaluate and update its transfer policy at any time.

Final determination of transfer credit acceptance is ultimately made by the Admissions and Academic Standing Committee and University Council upon admission to Effat University. You must submit course syllabi and official transcripts of all completed coursework during the transfer of credit period as per the academic calendar and before a final determination can be made on credit transfer.