Transfer Credit Policy and Articulation Agreements

Transfer Credit Policy

Saint Joseph’s University honors college coursework from previous colleges and universities. Final evaluation of transfer credit for all college-level credit is determined by the College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean, and the Haub School of Business Office of the Dean.

Undergraduate Day (Full-time Undergraduate Transfer student)

  • An official transcript is required from all previously attended colleges and universities for admission and transfer of credit.
  • Courses will only be transferred from regionally accredited colleges or universities unless approved by the Dean’s office.
  • Grades earned from previous college coursework do not transfer to Saint Joseph’s University and are not calculated into the Saint Joseph’s grade point average.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all transfer courses.
  • Courses valued at fewer than three-semester credits are ordinarily not transferable of themselves, but in some instances may be combined with similar courses for the equivalent of one three‐credit course.
  • Course syllabi are required for all courses to determine transferability.
  • A maximum of 20 courses may be transferred to Saint Joseph’s University
  • Transfer students are required to complete a minimum of four semesters (twenty courses) at Saint Joseph’s University. At least four of these twenty courses must be upper division work in their major.

Adult Learner Program

  • An official transcript is required from all previously attended colleges and universities for admission and transfer of credit.
  • Courses will only be transferred from regionally accredited colleges or universities unless approved by the Dean’s office.
  • Grades earned from previous college coursework do not transfer to Saint Joseph’s University and are not calculated into the Saint Joseph’s grade point average.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all transfer courses.
  • Courses valued at fewer than three-semester credits are ordinarily not transferable of themselves, but in some instances may be combined with similar courses for the equivalent of one three‐credit course.
  • Course syllabi are required for all courses to determine transferability.
  • A maximum of 25 courses may be transferred to Saint Joseph’s University
  • Adult Learner students are required to complete a minimum of fifteen classes (45 credits) at Saint Joseph’s University. At least four of these courses must be upper-division work in their major.

Incoming Freshmen

  • Students who receive a high school diploma in the same year as they enroll may transfer a maximum of 18 earned college-level credits or 6 courses achieved in the areas of Dual Enrollment/Diocesan Scholars/College Credit/Online.NStudents who achieve the required score on the appropriate examination may submit AP or IB scores for credit. If Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit satisfies the course maximum, no additional external college credit may be applied (unless the student reapplies to the University as a transfer student).
  • Saint Joseph's University requires the following criteria are met for outside credit to be awarded for college-level courses taken while in high school:
    • Taken through a regionally accredited college or university
    • Earned 3.00 credit hours or higher and the grade of “C” or better
    • Taught by a member of the college faculty
    • The course must have been open to enrollment by and graded in direct competition with regularly matriculated students attending that college
    • The course cannot supplement high school graduation requirements

Articulation Agreements

Saint Joseph’s University has Articulation Agreements with other colleges to facilitate the transfer of credits. Please refer back to this list as it is updated regularly.

This Dual Admissions Partnership Agreement allows students at Bucks County Community College (Bucks) to complete their associate degree and then Transfer to SJU to complete their bachelor’s with third year (junior) status. The following associate degrees are designated as part of the Dual Admissions Agreement:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry 
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fine Arts
  • Music 
  • Pre K – 4 Early Education

Students who wish to take part in this Agreement must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the time of the student’s application to SJU and must maintain such cumulative grade point average through completion of the Associate’s degree from Bucks.  Any students interested in transferring to any program in the Department of Teacher Education must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to meet the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s teacher education certification requirement. All students must sign the Dual Admissions Intent form before they have completed their 30th credit at Bucks.  Once a student has completed this form, he or she is strongly encouraged to submit official transcripts from Bucks County Community College and meet with an SJU admissions representative for a transfer evaluation.

Students interested in this Agreement should go to the Transfer Services Office at 215-968-8031 or transfer@bucks.edu.  Click here for more information about Bucks County Community College Transfer Services.

This Dual Admission agreement guarantees Community College of Philadelphia students admission into Saint Joseph’s University for select bachelor degree programs in the Adult Learner Degree Completion Programs through Professional and Liberal Studies and Haub Degree Completion. The following associate degrees are designated as part of the agreement:

Professional and Liberal Studies (Arts and Sciences)

  • American Sign Language / English Interpreting
  • Communication Studies – Speech
  • English
  • Health Service Management
  • Justice
  • Liberal Arts – General Option
  • Liberal Arts – Social / Behavioral Science Option
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Psychology

Haub Degree Completion (Business)

  • Business Administration

Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 with an associate’s program of study, and sign a Dual Admission Intent to Enroll Form available through a CCP Transfer Counselor or Program Advisor. 

Students interested in this Agreement should contact the Counseling Center at CCP or call 215-751-8000.

 

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) graduates are guaranteed admission into Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) bachelor degree programs, if they have completed and submitted a Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll Form on or before completion of thirty (30) transferable credits from DCCC, graduate from DCCC with a designated Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) and satisfy the transfer admission requirements as indicated below. The following associate degree programs are designated as part of the Dual Admissions Agreement:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Arts – Journalism, Communication Studies, or Theater
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics/Natural Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science for Health Professions
  • Sociology
  • Studio Arts

Program-to-Program worksheets outlining how DCCC classes transfer to SJU are available by contacting transfer@sju.edu and requesting the worksheet. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.50 or higher within an associate’s degree program of study. Students must enroll at SJU on a full-time basis in an undergraduate day program.  Interested students should contact a Transfer Counselor at DCCC in the career and Counseling center (room 1325) at the Marple Campus, or go to Learner Services at other campuses.   For more information and to learn how to schedule an appointment, please click www.dccc.edu/transfer.

Access SJU's General Education Program Transfer Guide for DCCC students.

Under this Dual Admissions Agreement, MCCC students will be guaranteed admission into a Bachelor’s Degree program with third year (junior) status at Saint Joseph’s University on the condition that they: graduate from MCCC with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree or an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in the areas listed below:

  • Business Administration, A.S.
  • Computer Science, A.S.
  • Physical Science, A.S.
  • Education in the Early Years (Pre K-4), A.A.
  • Middle Years Education (4 – 8), A.A.
  • Mathematics, A.A.
  • Music, A.A.
  • Social Sciences (History concentration, Psychology concentration), A.A.
  • Theatre Arts, A.A.

Students who wish to take part in this Agreement must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the time of the student’s application to SJU and must maintain such cumulative grade point average through completion of the Associate’s degree from MCCC.  Any students interested in transferring to any program in the Department of Teacher Education must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to meet the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s teacher education certification requirement. All students must sign the Dual Admissions Intent form before they have completed their 30th credit at MCCC.  Once a student has completed this form, he or she is strongly encouraged to submit official transcripts from Montgomery County Community College and meet with an SJU admissions representative for a transfer evaluation.

Students interested in this Agreement should go to the Student Success Center, located on both the Main Campus in Blue Bell (215-641-6577) and the West Campus in Pottstown (610-718-1906). Click here for more information about MCCC.

 

Appeejay Stya University students are guaranteed admission into Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) day-time bachelor degree programs if they are entering their third year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher. The following Appeejay Stya University degree programs are designated as part of the Agreement:

  • Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Business – B.Com and BBA