Transfer Students

Who are Transfer students at Haskell Indian Nations University?

A transfer student is degree seeking and has college experience which may include dual enrollment in high school. Examples include students who have attended other technical, junior or community colleges, universities or other institutions of higher learning. If a student enrolled and withdrew from an institution, the student will fall under this category.

Admissions Standards: Transfer Students

If an applicant has, at minimum, a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale at their previous college, as well as completed ALL required application materials, they are eligible for acceptance as a transfer student.

Admission Materials Required: Transfer Students

  1. Application – All students must submit an application to the University. The application must contain the student’s full legal name. If the application and/or supporting documents show a different name or a variation of the student’s name, the student will be required to submit either legal documents showing their name was legally changed or re-submit any supporting documents with the full legal name.
  2. Tribal Verification – Students applying to attend Haskell must either be an enrolled or official member of a Federally recognized tribe eligible for education benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or at least one-fourth total degree Indian blood direct descendant of an enrolled member of a tribe eligible for BIA education benefits. Official documentation regarding tribal recognition signed by the appropriate BIA agency or tribe. This documentation can be presented in either of the following two methods:
  1. Student is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.Provide an official Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card or other official tribal enrollment information with the student’s name, other identifying information such as date of birth or social security number, and an enrollment (membership) number from the BIA agency or federally recognized tribe.
  2. Direct Descendant of an enrolled member of a tribe eligible for BIA education benefits.Provide official documentation of at least one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe eligible for BIA education benefits, signed by the appropriate BIA agency or federally recognized tribe.

If you are not sure if your tribe is federally recognized and eligible for education benefits, please refer to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, website for “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United State Bureau of Indian Affairs,” at

Haskell Indian Nations University does not contact, research, or obtain membership verification on behalf of student applicants. The student is responsible for contacting, researching, and obtaining this information.

  1. OFFICIAL College Transcript(s)Important: You will NOT be considered for admission to Haskell if you cannot provide an official transcript. This is not an option.

Students who took college courses during high school or students transferring from other colleges or universities must submit official transcripts from each technical, junior or community college, or universities in which they were enrolled. If a student enrolled and withdrew at any of these types of institutions, they must submit an official transcript or statement from the Registrar’s Office confirming they do not have an academic record.

Failure to report all prior academic work, either through attending a technical, junior or community college, or universities, is grounds for disqualification of your application or suspension if accepted into the University.

  1. Immunizations – All students must have current Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR I and II) immunizations. Documentation of immunizations or an exemption form should be signed and submitted.
  2. Fee – All students must submit a nonrefundable $10 application fee to the University.

Admission Decisions: Transfer Students

All applicants will be given a decision of “accepted,” “accepted on probation,” “denied,” or “incomplete-no decision.”

Denial Appeal Process

Students who have submitted complete packets and were denied admission can appeal the decision.

Write a letter to the Admissions Office. Submit a typewritten letter on why they should be considered for acceptance. All appeals will be reviewed by an academic official outside of the Office of Admissions. This process may take up to 2-3 weeks therefore appeals should be submitted as soon as possible.

Haskell Rights

All official documents become the property of Haskell Indian Nations University and cannot be returned to applicant.

Haskell reserves the right to verify official tribal enrollment documents with the BIA agency or federally recognized tribe.

Haskell reserves the right to deny or cancel the acceptance or admission of any student whose attendance at the university would not be mutually beneficial for the student or the university.

Application Deadlines

General Deadline Dates for Submitting Applications

Fall Semester: June 1

Summer: April 15

Spring Semester: Nov. 15

If the deadline date falls on a weekend, the following Monday is the deadline.Applications and supporting documents postmarked on or after the deadline, faxed, or emailed will NOT be accepted.