Transfer Application Process

The decision to transfer can come at any time. That's why we offer rolling admission for students interested in joining the Saint Joseph's University community. 

We're currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 admission. If you have any questions, email or call 610.660.1300.


SJU's Transfer Experience

Saint Joseph’s University offers a transfer-friendly environment for students who are looking to call Hawk Hill their second home. Combined with over 90 clubs and organizations and a dedicated faculty, we invite you to learn why transferring to SJU may be your best decision yet. 

Transfer students are expected to enroll at Saint Joseph's University on a full-time basis and take 5 classes per semester. Students attend class daily with some classes offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and other classes offered Tuesday and Thursday. We encourage transfer students to become part of our dynamic residential campus and take advantage of our programming and services that make up the SJU student experience. 

Students who may be interested in attending SJU on a part-time basis, or through our online programs can learn more by visiting our Adult Learner Program

Required for all Transfer Applicants

First Semester Transfer Applicants

Course Syllabi

  • Syllabi from courses taken at other institutions should be sent to
  • For transfer students from a community college where we have an Articulation Agreement, syllabi are not required.


  • Social Security Number on application (required for students applying for financial aid).

All documents should be sent to:


Fax: 610.660.1314

SJU Application Processing
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Upon initial review of application materials, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions may require additional supplemental materials.



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.


Transfer Credits 

Review the curriculum worksheets for our majors:

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.  
  • Courses with grades of "C" or higher with similar content taught at SJU will be considered for transfer credit.
  • 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.

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.