Mendoza Internal Transfer Application

The Internal Transfer Application to the Mendoza College of Business

Applicants to Notre Dame are admitted to the University, not to an individual school or college. However, upon application to Notre Dame, all students are asked to make a non-binding indication of the college or school and specific major or discipline in which they intend to major.

First-year class applicants who indicate an intent to enroll in the Mendoza College of Business will be informed, at the time of admission, whether or not they are “preapproved” to do so at the end of their first year.


A small number of students who were not preapproved to major in business will be selected to matriculate into Mendoza through a transfer application process. This number will include both first-year students currently enrolled at Notre Dame and some students applying to Notre Dame as transfer applicants from other universities. The number of openings will be managed to ensure the University achieves the desired enrollment goal per class for Mendoza.

The information included on this site is for currently enrolled first-year students at Notre Dame. Information for students applying to transfer to Notre Dame from other universities can be found here

Application Checklist and Instructions

  • Notify your first-year advisor of your intentions to apply to the Mendoza College of Business during an advising meeting.
  • Complete the online Mendoza College of Business transfer application. Note: applicants must apply using their NetID email (i.e.,
  • Complete the application essay.
  • Submit your fall semester Notre Dame transcript. If applying for the summer deadline, only the fall semester transcript is required at this time. Spring semester grades will not be available until after the application deadline has passed, and the admissions committee will be able to update your GPA without any further action needed from the applicant.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation (example: Notre Dame faculty member, club advisor, rector).
  • Submit an individual presentation (limit 5 slides).

Application Essay

When we read your essay it is for the purpose of learning more about you. Tip: Use personal examples, anecdotes—anything that helps differentiate you from your peers.

Please provide a response of approximately 500 words to the following question: "Why do you want to transfer to the Mendoza College of Business?"

Application Timelines

  Winter Summer 

Application Available

December 4, 2020

April 15, 2021

Application Deadline

January 22, 2021 May 21, 2021

Decision Notification

Early March 


Confirmation Deadline

Mid-March Late June