Transfer Students

Transfer Scholarship

Our Transfer Scholarships range from $11,000 to $20,000 to help make SJC an affordable option for you.

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 transfer applications through the SJC App. To apply for the fall semester, begin your SJC App. Saint Joseph’s accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of Nursing, and our application has no fee to apply. Applicants will be required to write a short essay 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.


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 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 Kevin Paquette, Director of Academic Records, at 207-893-7797.

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 the Admissions Office at 800-338-7057 or