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How to Apply

NOTE: Please read the requirements before applying.

How to Apply as a Transfer Day Student:

  1. Request an application by contacting the Office of Admissions or apply online:              

    Office of Admissions              
    Catawba College              
    2300 W. Innes Street              
    Salisbury, NC 28144-2488

    Phone: (704) 637-4402 or toll-free, 1-800-CATAWBA              
    Fax: (704) 637-4222              

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  2. Submit the following items directly to the Office of Admissions:

    • A completed application for admission;
    • Students who have earned one of the following degrees - Associates of Arts, Associates of Sciences, Associates of Nursing - will submit an official college transcript (a notarized English translation is required when records are in another language) from every institution of higher learning that the student has attended;
    • Students who have not earned one of the above associates degrees are required to provide an official copy of a student's final high school transcript;
    • Transfer Reference Form
    • ZeeMee (optional) - Catawba has partnerned with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students being their application to life! We are committed to reviewing every applicant as a unique individual. Simply copy and paste your link into your Catawba application or submit via the Admissions Portal. Sign up today at!


Deadlines and Notifications
Transfer students are strongly encouraged to send their college transcript(s), official final high school transcript and application to Catawba College by August 1 for the fall semester and no later than two weeks prior to the Spring semester. Official college transcripts must be mailed directly from the office of the registrar from all previously attended institutions; and prospective applicants should request the transcripts be sent to Catawba immediately upon their decision to apply.

Candidates will be notified of their application status within three weeks after Catawba receives the completed application file, including all college transcripts and any other requested information.