You’ll wonder why you ever went anywhere else.
You Can Afford Baker
Nine of 10 Baker students receive financial aid. And you could be eligible for an academic scholarship ranging from $7,000 to $11,000 a year. Phi Theta Kappa students entering the College of Arts and Sciences may receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Transfer Credits From a Partner School
Ease your transfer process by earning an associate degree from one of our partner schools. See whether your school holds an articulation agreement with Baker.
Transfer Your Credits
Find out how your credits will transfer.
Check out the transfer equivalency guides or have official transcripts from previously attended institutions sent to us and we will provide an evaluation for you. Call the Office of Admissions at 785.594.8325.
“Everything fell into place when I became involved at Baker – I found my niche. I know everyone says it, but it’s so true that there really is a place for everyone here. I love everything I do because I get to influence people’s experience at Baker and help them love it as much as I have learned to. I get to see the direct results of my hard work and see how it affects the students around me.”
“When I first visited, everyone on campus would say hi to me and it was so friendly. It was the community that brought me here, and that includes the music faculty. They really do a lot to try and prepare you for life after graduation because they generally care so much about every student. They work hard to make me the best musician I can be.”
“What I love most about Baker are the small class sizes and how, no matter what, I can always approach my professors. And also how easy it is to get involved, but still be able to be academically pushed. Baker is definitely where I’m supposed to be.”
“Someday, I’ll tell my children about how Baker has given me the world and a place I will always call home. Baker is 158 years old, and here’s to 158 more years worth of lives changed and memories made.”
“My favorite part about Baker is the relationships formed here. I can hold a conversation with just about anyone I see on campus, even if I’ve only met them once. The professors genuinely care about me as a person and continue to show that long after the classes I took from them are over. This is especially true of my adviser, as I often sit in his office for an hour at a time, discussing things not even remotely related to Baker or my studies.”
Baker University accepts credit from all regionally accredited U.S. institutions. BU also accepts military course credits evaluated by the American Council on Education, AP and CLEP examination credits. Transfer of credit is subject to the following university-wide limitations:
- Baker will accept up to 12 credit hours of technical courses completed at other accredited institutions.
- Transfer grade points are not included in the calculation of the Baker University GPA.
- Transfer courses in which a grade of C- or higher was earned are accepted for credit.
- Remedial courses do not transfer as degree credit.
Transfer Your Credits
Request that a final official college transcript from any college or colleges you have attended be sent directly from the registrar of that college to the Office of Admissions, Baker University, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Students with college work in progress may be admitted based on an official but incomplete transcript; however, an official transcript must be submitted upon completion of the hours in progress. Such admission decisions are subject to review if the final transcript reflects a change in academic standing. Baker University accepts Certified PDF transcripts sent to incoming.transcripts@bakerU.edu.
How Transfer Courses Are Evaluated & Avenues for Appeal
Evaluation to determine BU course equivalency is based on course content as described in the course description in the catalog of the sending institution. This evaluation is performed by the graduation and transfer specialist, who consults with academic chairpersons as needed.
If the student or the sending institution disagrees with the course evaluation, a course syllabus may be submitted for review, or a request to substitute the nonequivalent course for a BU requirement may be made. The student's academic chair makes the decision on the substitution request.
Transfer Equivalency Guide for Prospective Baker Students
Baker University’s Transfer Equivalency Guide below is intended to show prospective students how courses may transfer. This information is not a guarantee or contract. This is not an official evaluation of your transfer work and should be used as a guide only. Course evaluations are date sensitive and change over time.
Courses transferred from other four-year institutions will be designated upper or lower division according to the original institution’s numbering system. Courses from two-year institutions will be designated as lower-division courses. Remedial courses do not transfer as degree credit.
Coursework that has no direct equivalent is coded as elective: 1++, 3++. Review “note” icon for additional information regarding a course. Courses not listed may not have been previously evaluated or will transfer as electives and may be substituted for specific requirements if determined appropriate by the student's academic chair.
Articulation agreements between Baker University and our partner schools improve the transfer process by providing a plan for transferring your credit hours to Baker. While Baker welcomes applications for admission from any student, the agreement pertains to students who earn an associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
What an Articulation Agreement Means for You
- If you earn an associate degree with a GPA of at least 2.6 from a partner school, you are guaranteed admission to Baker University.
- Partner-college coursework completes all Baker Quest (general education) requirements except for SN 231 Transfer Salon II (3 credits), upper-level Quest requirements (9-10 credits), and SN401 Summit Salon (1 credit).
- If you have not completed a minimum number of credit hours in natural science, physical science, arts or humanities, you will fill these requirements through specific Quest courses.
- If your cumulative GPA is greater than 2.6, you will qualify for an academic scholarship. You may also seek additional financial aid based on extracurricular involvement and financial need.
- Baker guarantees the acceptance of all associate degree program credits as long as the course grades are C or higher and the course number is 100 or higher. This includes courses counted toward the associate degree taken through high school dual enrollment arrangements.
- Baker University grants credit for work completed through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), advanced placement tests (AP) and International Baccalaureate program (IB). Details regarding score requirements and fees appear in the Baker University Course Catalog.
A full description of the agreement for each school can be found in the links to the right.
How to Transfer to Baker
- Complete Baker’s admission application. There is no application fee.
- Submit an official copy of either your final high school transcript or GED scores to the Office of Admission, Baker University, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
- Submit official copies of academic transcripts from all colleges attended to the Office of Admission, Baker University, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006. When available, the final partner-college transcript, showing completion of the associate degree, must be sent to Baker.
- When selecting partner-college courses, plan to include at least 6 credit hours of natural/physical science, and 6 credit hours of arts or humanities (creative expression) in the overall curriculum. This sequence best prepares you for academic success at Baker.
- Submit credentials from CLEP, AP, or IB experiences to the Office of Admission, Baker University, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
- Consult with the Office of Financial Aid about scholarship options and recommended completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- After receiving an offer of admission and assuring family comfort with financing details, Baker University representatives will provide assistance with all subsequent enrollment steps including housing, board plan selection, course registration, health services details, orientation, and so on.
If you don’t see your school listed here, please contact Ruth Miller at ruth.miller@bakerU.edu.