Transfer Students

Transfer Student Admission Guidelines
We enroll transfer students in both the fall and spring semesters. Transfer students should demonstrate a strong record of success in post-secondary studies.


Saint Joseph's accepts freshman applications through the Common App. To apply for the fall semester, begin your Common App, or add Saint Joseph's to your list of "My Colleges." Saint Joseph's accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of Nursing, and our application has no fee to apply.


Send your official high school transcript to the admissions office. If you have taken any college courses, please send official transcripts to the admissions office as well.

Have a college advisor or professor write a letter of recommendation. If that's not available we'll accept a work supervisor or religious leader.

Transferring credits

Credit towards graduation from Saint Joseph's College is granted for courses taken at accredited institutions with a grade of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, if those courses are deemed both comparable to a course at the College and relevant to the student's proposed program of study at the College. Other appropriate college level work with a grade of 2.0 or better will be transferred to the Saint Joseph's College transcript, but they will not count toward a degree program at the College.

Credit for course work taken at non-accredited institutions may be granted on a provisional basis. Transfer credit is awarded by the Registrar in collaboration with individual academic departments. Transfer applicants will receive an official evaluation of their post-secondary course work after acceptance to a degree program. Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Saint Joseph's College in order to meet degree requirements.

All questions regarding the transfer credit and evaluation process can be directed to Kevin Paquette, Director of Academic Records, at 207-893-7797.