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
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.
If you are applying to start school in 2015 please use the Common Application.
If you are applying to start school in the upcoming Fall 2014 semester please use the Saint Joseph's Online Application or the print ready application here. (The SJU Online application for 2015 will be available soon)
In addition, the following are required:
- Application fee ($60)
- Official high school transcript with date of graduation
- Transfer Registrar's report form
- Official college transcript from each institution attended.
- Course syllabi from all college level courses taken.
- Social security number is required on the application for admission if applying for federal financial aid with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA).
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:
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