With a new core curriculum and generous scholarships, we make it easy to transfer to Saint Joe's.

Transfer Scholarships

Earn Transfer Scholarships up to $25,000 to help make SJC an affordable option for you.

New Student Orientation

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.


Apply & complete your application before or by the Priority deadline of December 15 to receive your Admissions decision by the end of the year. Earn Transfer Scholarships up to $25,000 to help make SJC an affordable option for you. Fill out the SJC App or Common Application.

Applicants can submit an optional personal statement that describes; 1) why they want to transfer to Saint Joseph’s College; and 2) their future personal and education goals.


We require official transcripts to be sent in from any previous institutions attended, including your high school. Contact your high school Guidance Department and have your official high school transcript sent to the Admissions Office. Contact your previous College’s Registrar’s Office to have your official college transcripts sent over, as well.

Send us your transcripts one of these ways:

  1. Saint Joseph’s College
    Admissions Office
    278 Whites Bridge Road
    Standish, ME 04084
  2. Email to admissions@sjcme.edu.
  3. We also accept transcripts from Parchment.


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.

Recommendations may mailed or emailed to us at:

Saint Joseph’s College
Admissions Office
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084

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 a preliminary credit evaluation of their post-secondary course work within two weeks of 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 David Roussel, Interim Registrar, at 207-893-7798.

Ready to Enroll?


Start College at SMCC and seamlessly transfer to Saint Joe’s!

Become part of the culture of two great learning institutions. Immerse yourself in our connected communities with residence and student life, athletics, and more! Multiple programs available to transfer to.

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Saint Joseph's College, through the ME Transfer Guarantee, is a participating transfer partnership institution that allows you to transfer seamlessly from a Maine Community College into our main campus programs. Access to a supportive team that is ready to help you find your learning pathway.

Growing Future STEM Teachers in Maine Program

Transfer students from Community Colleges that are interested in teaching STEM in middle or high school, can apply for our GFSTM Noyce Scholarship and save money on tuition!

Got Questions?

Contact David Brown, Admissions Recruiter, at 207-893-7748 or dbrown@sjcme.edu.

Our Students

“I was at another college, on their study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Unfortunately, due to the COVID outbreak, I was sent home in March. Finishing out my semester at home gave me a lot of time to think about what is important to me: strong academics and competitive swimming. I found both at Saint Joseph’s, plus a much more vibrant atmosphere around campus than my previous school.”

Camden Thaxter thumbnailCamden Thaxter ’22, International Business and swim team member

“I was at a community college, and I knew I wanted a four-year degree. Now I get to study what I want to be studying, and I get to be a member of the Monks swim team. All in all, it's just a much more fulfilling experience than what I had before.”

Michael Hagerty thumbnailMichael Hagerty ’22, Exercise Science and swim team member