Reed College Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to Reed. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to Reed.

What are your chances at Reed?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Reed or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At Reed, 2.02% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Reed College, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for Reed?

    Reed requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of All
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Recommended of All
    Standardized Test Scores Required of All
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, Reed also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    Reed requires a minimum of 24 credits.

    What are Reed College’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Reed transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline March 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Reed College transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to Reed on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline May 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Reed College’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, Reed received 334 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 76 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for Reed is 22.75%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into Reed. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at Reed?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Reed or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    Additionally, of the 76 accepted transfer students, 30 students enrolled - that means the yield was 39.47%.

    Reed accepts 23 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford Reed

    Reed costs an average of $N/A. The below vendors all offer private student loans for Reed students to help cover the cost... We have partnered with Edvisors to provide these vendors and keep the offer up-to-date.

    What are the Reed College transfer GPA requirements?

    Reed requires a minimum college GPA of 0.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, Reed requires a minimum high school GPA of 0.0.

    Will you enjoy transferring to Reed?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to Reed. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Portland...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at Reed is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to Reed then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into Reed

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the Reed website for more info.
    Reed accepts 22.75% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into Reed, you should have a current GPA of at least 4.0 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.16. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Reed students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 620 730 675
    SAT Reading 660 750 705
    2018 Total SAT Score 1280 1480 1380
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 27 32 29
    ACT Reading 30 35 32
    2018 Total ACT Score 57 67 62

    Reed College’s average SAT score is 1380. To be a competitive applicant for Reed College your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at Reed?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Reed or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to Reed, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to University of Alaska Southeast
    Transfering to Alaska Pacific University
    Transfering to California Institute of the Arts
    Transfering to Holy Names University
    Transfering to Laguna College of Art and Design