Long Island Transfer Admissions

Long Island Transfer Admissions

Transfer to St. Joseph's University, New York and let us help you find out how great you really are.

At our Long Island campus, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to get an outstanding education on our safe and secure campus, which follows New York State Department of Health guidelines. We look forward to having you join our community and benefit from our top-notch return-to-campus plans. 

St. Joseph's University is here for you and your family. We want to do everything we can to help you navigate your way through the transfer process during these challenging times.

Here is some important information that I hope will reassure you regarding to St. Joseph’s University:

  • Both virtual and socially distanced in-person appointments are available with an admissions counselor.
  • Applications for admissions can be submitted easily using the "Start Your Application Now" button below.
  • Generous scholarships and financial aid awards are available for qualified students.
  • Our Financial Aid Office is available to help you complete your FAFSA. 
  • We can work with unofficial academic documents (screenshots via phone or computer, faxes, etc.) for admissions purposes until official documents become available.
  • We will accept spring 2020 grades completed with a Pass grade, knowing that many institutions changed their grading policies that semester.
  • Registration for classes is provided  remotely with academic advisers.

Transfer FAQ

Who is a transfer student?

You are considered a transfer student if you have enrolled in college courses at another institution after high school graduation, prior to applying for admission to St. Joseph's University.

What is required for acceptance as a transfer student?


Admission to St. Joseph’s University, New York is competitive. Each applicant is carefully reviewed for indicators of academic achievement and potential. Recognizing that each applicant offers a unique combination of achievement and promise, the Office of Admissions carefully considers all of the components of the application, including an academic transcript. While not required, a personal interview with an admissions counselor, an essay or personal statement and letters of recommendation are recommended.

How will credits transfer from my current and/or previous institution to St. Joseph's University?

Courses with grades of C- or higher are eligible for transfer credit. A grade of D will be considered only if that course was completed as part of an AA or AS degree that was conferred.  A maximum of 64 credits may transfer from two-year institutions and a maximum of 90 credits may transfer from a four-year institution.  Students with a military background, who provide a JST transcript, will be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. A minimum of 30-32 credits must be completed at St. Joseph's University. A minimum of 120-128 credits (dependent upon specific major requirements) is required for completion of a bachelor’s degree at St. Joseph's University. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted during the application process. However, official transcripts are required in order to receive transfer credit and must be submitted prior to the first day of classes. 

Please note: Grades indicating a Pass (P) for the Spring or Summer 2020 semesters will be considered for transfer credit. However, some courses may require a higher grade in order to satisfy certain major requirements.

How will I know which credits will apply toward my degree/major?

Transfer credits may or may not apply to certain majors. It is recommended that you meet with a transfer admissions adviser to determine applicability of your transfer credits.

How do I receive credit for Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken in high school?

St. Joseph's University recognizes and awards credit for AP courses. An official test score report must be requested from the College Board to be sent to St. Joseph's University. Depending on the course, students may receive credit for AP test scores of 3 or higher. Some courses require higher test scores in order to award credit. For specific information about how to transfer AP credits, contact the registrar’s office at 631.687.1400.

Click here to view a list of AP credits and their St. Joseph's University course equivalents.

Does my GPA from my previous institution transfer?

No. Your GPA at St. Joseph's University will reflect only the courses you complete at St. Joseph's University.

Transfer Credit

Our online transfer equivalency guide outlines many of the commonly transferred credits.

Our transfer admissions counselors are available to meet with you to discuss academic programs of interest, review the application process and provide preliminary information on transfer credits from previous institutions. Up to 64 credits may be awarded to those transferring from an accredited community college, while those transferring from four-year institutions may transfer up to 90 credits.

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