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Transfer to Saint Joseph's

Make your transition to Saint Joseph's seamless, whether you're transferring to a four-year bachelor's or professional health program.

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Transfer Friendly

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.

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.

You don't have to start your college experience at Saint Joseph's to find your second home here. A 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.

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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, including our new professional health programs, stackable certificates and a transfer-friendly credit policy that puts you first. For most of our programs, we accept transfer students for both the fall (beginning in August) and spring (beginning in January) semesters.

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 enter St. Joe's as a traditional transfer student (pursuing one of our four-year undergraduate degrees) or as a professional transfer student (pursuing a degree in occupational therapy, pharmacy or physical therapy). 

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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.

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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?

Top 10

Best regional University in the North (2023), according to U.S. News and World Report.


years on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll.


Majors and minors to choose from.


Of our undergraduate Class of 2021 were employed, pursuing graduate study or in full-time volunteer programs within 6 months of graduation.

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Our Transfer Policy

Your Credits Are Welcome Here

The Block Transfer policy awards credit toward completion of Saint Joseph’s University'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.

Find Yourself Here: On Campus and In Philadelphia

Find Yourself Here: On Campus and In Philadelphia

Internship Opportunities at Saint Joseph's University

Internships and Co-op

Internships and Co-op

Gain real-world experience with an internship or co-op in your field. 

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Transfer Housing

Transfer Housing

Immerse yourself in a community that understands your journey. We offer our transfer students the option to live on campus with other like-minded transfer students.

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City & Suburbs

City & Suburbs

Learn more about our two campuses — one located on the border of Lower Merion and Philadelphia and the other in University City — and what they have to offer.

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.