Transfer Students

If you’re looking to make a change in your college experience, consider transferring to Saint Joseph's College where an inviting community is ready to welcome you and help provide a smooth transition. Here you will find a collegiate experience that will challenge, strengthen, and prepare you for a lifetime of living and learning. 

Cindy Ward, Transfer Coordinator


Your Next Steps

Application Checklist

Application Checklist

To apply, please follow these simple steps:

  • Complete/submit a free online admission application 
  • Submit official college transcript from all colleges attended. 
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED scores if transferring less than 12 semester hours. 
  • SAT I or ACT scores may be required if transferring less than 12 semester hours. 
  • NCAA requires official high school transcripts from all student-athletes transferring from two-year programs.

Transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis, and credits are transferred at the discretion of the Registrar. Once all transcripts are received and evaluated, your admission status will be determined and your Credit Transfer Report will be mailed or given to you.

Scholarships & Aid

SJC Is Affordable

SJC is committed to making a quality private education as affordable as possible for students. Aid comes in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, or campus employment. Transfer students may qualify for a Transfer Scholarship and may also be eligible for other assistance based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).  All students who complete 12 or more credit hours after the summer following high school graduation are considered transfer students and qualify for the scholarships below.

Transfer Academic Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for students enrolling for Fall 2017:

  • $15,000 - Transfer GPA = 3.5 and above
  • $14,000 - Transfer GPA = 3.0 - 3.49
  • $13,000 - Transfer GPA = 2.5 - 2.99

$2,000 Transfer Grants (in addition to your merit award) are also available for students transferring from Ivy Tech or Ancilla College.

Find more information on transfer academic scholarships and campus involvement grants.

To be considered for financial aid from SJC, you must:

  • Be accepted to Saint Joseph’s College. 
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA (available online at on or before March 10 for priority consideration if you are an Indiana resident (SJC school code: 001833).

Visits & Events

Visit Us

Visiting is the best way to determine if SJC is the right college for you. A variety of visit options are available either during the week or on weekends throughout the year. Let us know what you’d like to do while on campus, and we’ll make all the arrangements. To schedule your visit, call the Office of Admissions at 800.447.8781 or register online.

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.