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Transfer to Saint Joseph's

Find Your Home on Hawk Hill

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You don't have to start your college experience on Hawk Hill to find your second home here. Saint Joseph’s education is an investment in your personal and professional growth as we help prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career. We offer opportunities in the classroom and beyond to provide a foundation for success—in work and in life.

With our specialized transfer transition program and the option to live on campus or commute, and the ability to transfer up to 60 credits, deciding to enroll at Saint Joseph’s might be your best decision yet.

Saint Joseph's University is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best colleges and universities for transfer students. It was recently acknowledged by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) for its excellence in creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students.

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Find Your Program

Online or on-campus, part-time or full, fit your education into your busy life with Saint Joseph’s convenient, fully accredited degree programs. We know that transferring can be a stressful time, so we offer a full slate of degree program options and a transfer-friendly credit policy that puts you first.

Become a Hawk

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There's no deadline to apply. Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, year-round. You can choose to transfer to St. Joe's for either an August or January start term.

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Every prospective student has an admission counselor who will assist you through the admission and financial aid process. Discuss your major and curriculum plan with a transfer counselor and learn more about transfer-friendly programs.


We know our approach works, and we want to make it available to all qualified students. That's why we work closely with you and your family to find the right financing opportunities.

Why Saint Joseph's


Best regional University (2020), according to U.S. News and World Report


years on the Phi Thetta Kappa Honor Roll


minutes to Center City, Philadelphia, PA


Of the class of 2019 had full-time employment or was in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

Find Yourself Here: On Campus and In Philadelphia

Find Yourself Here: On Campus and In Philadelphia

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Internships and Co-op

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Transfer Housing

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Philadelphia & the Main Line

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Our Transfer Policy

Your credits are welcome here

The Block Transfer policy awards credit toward completion of SJU’s General Education Program (GEP), major courses and elective credits. With this policy, transfer students with an associate's degree can focus on their chosen major of study while going in-depth in a particular field. This transfer policy also offers preparation for an effective career or for graduate study in your chosen field. Students with an associate's degree will transfer in 60 credits, and with the addition of three specific classes at Saint Joseph's, will complete their General Education Program, allowing them to potentially graduate in two years.

Connect with Us

We are excited to get to know you and answer any questions you may have about transferring. 

Questions about the application process? Fill out the form below to request more information or email us at or call 610-660-1300.