Transfer Applicants

Are you a Hawk?

Admitted transfer student requirements:

              - a minimum of 12 transferable credits
              - typically, students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher are considered for admission
              - typical recipients of transfer scholarships have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

Rankings & Distinctions

  • U.S. News & World Report’s consistently ranks Saint Joseph’s among “America’s Best Colleges.” In the Regional Universities/North category, SJU is #11.
  • Saint Joseph’s is one of only 283 schools to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest American honor society for the arts and sciences.
  • The Haub School of Business is accredited by AACSB in Business and Accounting. Less than five perfect of business schools worldwide meet this standard of excellence.
  • Payscale named the Haub School of Business #4 (out of 1,500 business schools) for return on investment.

Transfer Admission Process

Transfer applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and qualified applicants will receive an admission decision approximately two weeks after their application is complete. 

Students may choose to complete either the Common Application or the Saint Joseph's Online Application.  If you prefer to submit a paper application, you may download the print ready application here. In addition, the following are required:

Students have the option to submit a Transfer Applicant Mid-Term Grade Report to reflect their current academic progress. If you are a transfer applicant in your first semester, you are strongly encouraged to submit this form


Transfer students will be reviewed for merit-based scholarships based upon their cumulative grade point average from their previous college(s). Saint Joseph's also awards the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship to those students actively involved in the two-year academic honor society. Phi Theta Kappa membership certification may be requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Visit the scholarships section of the website for more information on financial assistance.


Wondering about what credits will transfer? Here are some helpful links: 

College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center

Haub School of Business Advising Center


Transferring from a community college?

Saint Joseph’s University has partnered with community colleges in order to make the experience for transfer students more seamless and efficient. These partnerships allow students to acquire an Associates Degree and then transfer to SJU in the fall of their junior year and complete a Bachelors Degree. See SJU's Articulation Agreements now.


Contact your Transfer Admissions counselor 

Steven Rodgers for transfer students with the last name that begins with A-M

Melissa Zachowski for transfer students with the last name that begins with N-Z