Transfer Interview Day

Transfer Interview Day - Spring 2021 
Event Details will be announced in the coming months.


Transfer Interview Day is an invitation-only event designed to give admitted transfer students who represent the top-tier of our applicant pool an opportunity to visit campus to experience Cal Lutheran first-hand. Students will interview for the University’s top transfer scholarship – the Transfer Achievement Scholarship.


Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to be invited to the Transfer Interview Day.

  1. Be a Transfer applicant to Cal Lutheran with a minimum of 30 transferable units.
  2. Submit a complete Transfer application by our February 15th Priority Application Deadline and be admitted to Cal Lutheran.
  3. Meet the GPA qualifications (eligible students will be notified by the admission office upon review of their application).

Students must attend the Transfer Interview Day and stay for the entire program to be eligible to receive a Transfer Achievement Scholarship.

Important Dates and Deadlines
February 15, 2021

Submit your application for admission and all supporting documentation by February 15th in order to be considered for the Transfer Achievement Scholarship. Your application is considered complete when we have received:

  • A completed Common Application
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges you have attended
Event Date TBD (2021)


Participant Information

Students invited to attend the Transfer Interview Day may RSVP online to let Cal Lutheran know they would like to attend. Space is limited for this program and all available spaces may fill very quickly once registration opens.

Transportation to campus on the day of the event is the responsibility of the student.

We cannot accommodate students on campus; however, there are a number of hotels in the Thousand Oaks area that offer discounts if you mention you are visiting Cal Lutheran when booking a room. For more information, please visit the Hotels & Accommodations page.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with check-in and runs through 12:00 p.m., followed by an optional lunch in the Ullman Dining Commons and campus tour.

Professional attire is most appropriate for this program (slacks, dress shirts, skirts, etc.).

While on campus, students will have one interview for the Transfer Achievement Scholarship. The Transfer Achievement Scholarships range up to full tuition. Each interview will be with a member of our faculty or an administrator, and will last approximately 30 minutes. The interview is an effort to get to know each student better. The interviewers will not be asking questions designed to mislead or confuse students. Questions are likely to be revolved around activities and interests; books, journals, or articles read outside of the classroom; current events happening in the world today; and an inspirational person.

Additionally, students will be given one hour to deliver a written response on a prompt that will be provided the morning of Transfer Interview Day.  Students will be required to complete this written response in person, and materials (pens and paper) will be provided.  Please note of any specific accomodations needed on your RSVP form.

Sample Schedule
Time Activity
8:30 a.m. Check In
9:00 a.m. Welcome
 9:15 a.m.

Written Response (prompt will be provided at event)

10:30 a.m.


 11:00 a.m. Interviews & CLU Session
12:00 p.m. Optional Lunch & Campus Tour