Transfer Application Process

How do you become a Hawk?

A transfer student is typically defined as someone who has enrolled at another college or university and is looking to transfer their credits to Saint Joseph's University. Admission review for fall applicants begins in early February, and review for spring applicants begins in early October. Qualified applicants will receive an admission decision approximately two to three weeks after their application is complete and application review begins. If you have any questions, email or call 610.660.1300.

Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters. We encourage you to apply early for priority admission and scholarship consideration.


Application Requirements

Students may choose to complete either the Common Application or the Saint Joseph's Online Application. In addition to the application, the following are required:

  • Application fee ($50)
  • Official high school transcript with date of graduation
  • PDF iconTransfer Registrar's Report Form

  • Official college transcript from each institution attended

  • Course syllabi: It is very likely that upon your acceptance, we will ask for your course syllabi. Syllabi are not required as part of the application review process, however the sooner you are able to send the syllabi, the quicker turn-around-time of your transfer credit evaluation. Please send all syllabi as PDFs to If you have attended a community college where we have an articulation agreement, certain syllabi may not be required. 

  • If you are a transfer applicant in your first semester, you are strongly encouraged to submit a PDF iconTransfer Mid-Term Report Form to reflect your current academic progress. 

  • We accept ZeeMee profiles as an optional section of the application. ZeeMee is a free platform which allows students to create a unique profile using images, videos, and documents. You can create your profile today at

  • 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).

All documents should be emailed to or mailed to:
SJU Application Processing
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Upon initial review of your application and supporting documents, the Undergraduate Admission Office may require additional supplemental materials. You will be contacted by an Admission Representative if this is necessary.



Transfer students will be reviewed for merit-based scholarships based upon their cumulative grade point average from their previous college(s).  Recipients of transfer scholarships have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable yearly and there is no separate application process. 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? 

Saint Joseph's University accepts up to 60 credits (20 courses) to count towards a Bachelor's degree.  Courses accepted must be from an accredited college or university and offered for at least 3 credits each.  SJU faculty award transfer credit. Saint Joseph's University accepts courses as transfer credit associated with Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IP) and college-level coursework. Learn more about our transfer credit policy.

To review curriculum worksheets for our majors, please visit our professional advising centers:

Articulation Agreements

Saint Joseph’s University has partnered with community colleges in order to make the transfer process 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.


Contact an Admissions Counselor or call 610.660.1300

Are you an adult student? We have special resources available for you. Please visit the Adult Learner Application Process page to learn more about applying.