Continuing your educational journey is exciting! However, there are many unknowns when looking for the right university. It's important to GCU that students feel confident in their decision and happy about their choice. That's why we offer Transfer Experience, our all-expenses paid visit* where future Lopes can get a feel for the GCU college experience.

Transfer Experience is an opportunity for you to see firsthand what it means to be a student at GCU.


Overnight Experience

During this overnight campus visit, you will stay in a suite-style residence hall, dine at popular campus eateries and meet other future Lopes and current students. You'll also experience campus life by attending an athletic event, theatre performance, student engagement event or concert, just to name a few. Transfer Experience is also a chance to take a campus tour led by a GCU student, visit the Lope Shops, meet with an admissions counselor, learn about our various degree programs and attend an informative presentation. This experience is for transfer students under the age of 22.

One-Day Experience

During this one-day visit, you will arrive to campus in the morning and leave in the evening. You will meet other future Lopes and current students, dine at popular campus eateries, take a campus tour led by a GCU student, learn about our various degree programs and attend an informative presentation. This one-day experience is for transfer students 23 or older.

Program-Specific Transfer Experience

GCU wants to help you Find Your Purpose, so we offer two-night, program-specific Transfer Experience events that happen once in the fall and once in the spring. Available for transfer students under the age of 22.

During these events, you will:

  • Gain in-depth program information.
  • Engage in hands-on activities.
  • Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Contact your admissions counselor to find out upcoming available dates.


How to Attend

To be eligible to attend Transfer Experience, you must be admissible to GCU. A conversation with your admissions counselor is required prior to confirmation to attend Transfer Experience and approval to travel. Your admissions counselor will lead you through the qualification and registration process.

Request more information or contact your admissions counselor today to get started.

Next Steps to Attend Transfer Experience:

  1. Complete the free application process to GCU and be accepted
  2. Talk with your admissions counselor to select your preferred Transfer Experience event
  3. Your admissions counselor submits your travel request on your behalf
  4. Confirmation on your Transfer Experience event is sent from the GCU travel team
  5. Enjoy Transfer Experience!

Why Are University Tours Important?

Visiting and touring campus is an opportunity to experience a university firsthand and get an authentic feel for the college environment.

During Transfer Experience, you will learn about student life, check out our state-of-the-art facilities and classroom buildings, gain perspective from current GCU students leading the tour, get valuable information and be a part of the vibrant GCU scene. Afterward, you can reflect on your experience and decide if GCU is the right fit for you.

What Can I Expect From an Overnight Experience?

Living on campus is a major part of the college experience. It's a way to fully engage in the GCU community, conveniently access everything campus has to offer, build relationships and create memories for a lifetime. With an overnight experience, you'll get the inside scoop on what it's like to stay in an on campus residence hall, check out all the amenities and picture how GCU can become your home away from home.

*Restrictions for travel reimbursement may apply