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Transfer Student
This has different effects based on which game board you're on.
Flavor text

Oh, the places you'll go! There is so much to fight! There are boards to be explored. There are dreams to take flight.

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Transfer Student is an epic neutral minion card, from the Scholomance Academy set.

How to get[]

Two copies of regular Transfer Student are obtained by owning a Scholomance Academy pack and going to Open Packs menu.

Two copies of Golden Transfer Student are obtained by playing one game of Book of Heroes: Rexxar, The Dalaran Heist, Tombs of Terror, Galakrond's Awakening, and Trial by Felfire, and playing at least one match in both Battlegrounds and Arena.[1]

Transfer Student is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

Two copies of regular Transfer Student were obtained by logging into Hearthstone from July 14 to October 20, 2020.

List of possible effects[]

At the start of game, Transfer Student's effect is automatically replaced by one of the following ones, depending on the board.

Year of the Gryphon[]

Board Effect Board Effect
Battlefield - Forged in the Barrens small.png
Forged in the Barrens
Transfer Student(464524).png
United in Stormwind
Transfer Student(75135).png

Year of the Phoenix[]

Board Effect Board Effect
Battlefield - Ashes of Outland small.png
Ashes of Outland
Transfer Student(211519).png
Battlefield - Scholomance Academy small.png
Scholomance Academy
Transfer Student(211520).png
Battlefield - Madness at the Darkmoon Faire small.png
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Transfer Student(389270).png
Transfer Student(389271).png

Year of the Dragon[]

Board Effect Board Effect
Battlefield - Rise of Shadows small.png
Rise of Shadows
Transfer Student(211515).png
Battlefield - Saviors of Uldum small.png
Saviors of Uldum
Transfer Student(211517).png
Battlefield - Saviors of Uldum2 small.png
Saviors of Uldum - Uldum City
Transfer Student(211522).png
Battlefield - Descent of Dragons small.png
Descent of Dragons
Transfer Student(211518).png

Year of the Raven[]

Year of the Mammoth[]

Year of the Kraken[]

Pre-Year of the Kraken[]

Board Effect Board Effect
Battlefield - Pandaria small.png
Transfer Student(211523).png
Battlefield - Stormwind small.png
Transfer Student(211503).png
Battlefield - Stranglethorn small.png
Transfer Student(211525).png
Battlefield - Orgrimmar small.png
Transfer Student(211516).png
Battlefield - Naxxramas small.png
Curse of Naxxramas
Transfer Student(211526).png
Battlefield - Goblins vs Gnomes small.png
Goblins vs Gnomes
Transfer Student(211527).png
Battlefield - Blackrock Mountain small.png
Blackrock Mountain
Transfer Student(211528).png
Battlefield - The Grand Tournament small.png
The Grand Tournament
Transfer Student(211530).png
Battlefield - The Hall of Explorers small.png
League of Explorers
- Hall of Explorers
Transfer Student(211531).png
Battlefield - Excavation small.png
League of Explorers
- Excavation Site
Transfer Student(211521).png



Transfer Student's effect depends on the game's board, which is randomized at the start of the game and cannot be controlled by players. It can range from having a few keywords attached to completely changing the game, but it will always stay with a 2-mana 2/2 body without tribe synergy. It is very unreliable for Quests or synergy decks, as being able to contribute with your deck depends on having the right board. Due to each variant of Transfer Student being different for each battlefield, they have completely different uses. Some variants resemble existing minions, while others can be powercreeps or more reliable versions, and some are scaled-down equivalents of effects previously unique to Legendary minions. However, if your enemy understands Transfer Student's variants, they may be able to predict what it will be used for.

Transfer Student works best in a Highlander deck, which can use a strong but otherwise unsynergetic early drop.




  • Transfer Student is the first card to directly interact with the otherwise cosmetic Battlefield.
  • This is one of the few non-Legendary minions to feature entrance music, the others being Lowly Squire and Lance Carrier. However, Transfer Student's music is sampled from an in-game song and has a unique entry animation, akin to Legendary minions.
  • Transfer Student has icons from other Blizzard Games on his bag: a Scholomance Academy icon, the World of Warcraft logo, a hearthstone, and a Raven Crest High School crest from Heroes of the Storm's Burning Courts skins.
  • Transfer Student is the sixth card available in Play mode before the release of the expansion it belonged to.
  • Transfer Student's flavor text references Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss.
  • Transfer Student will have new unique effects for each set that comes out while it remains in Standard (December 2020, and all of 2021). When it rotates into Wild, all new effects will simply be "Discover a card from [the set which the battlefield came from]" for battlefields and expansions to be released.[2][3]
  • Transfer Student's Darkmoon Faire effect is the only one that changes the art of the Student.


Transfer Student, full art

Patch changes[]


  1. Blizzard Entertainment. 18.4 Patch Notes
  2. Chadd Nervig on reddit. (2020-07-14). 
  3. Steve Watts (2020-07-17). GameSpot talks with Hearthstone game designers Chadd Nervig and Liv Breeden about the upcoming Scholomance Academy expansion.. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2020-08-02.