Transfer Students

Information for incoming transfers

  • To be considered for transfer admission, students must submit the following:

    • Transfer Students may submit any of the following applications:
    • Official college transcript from each college previously attended.
    • Official high school transcript.
    • SFU College Clearance Form (this form is waived is you have completed an associate or bachelor degree)
    • Letter of recommendation from teacher, professor, or counselor.  Download PDF Recommendation Form.
    • SAT I and/or ACT Scores (this is waived if you have completed an associate or bachelor degree or have been out of high school for 5 years or longer)
    • All Nursing and Physical Therapy  applicants are required to complete an interview with their respective department.
    • Students who were previously enrolled in a Nursing program are required to submit the nursing evaluation/recommendation form.

    Application Dates

    • Saint Francis University operates under a rolling admissions policy and encourages students to apply December 1st for the Spring semester and May 1st for the Fall semester. 
    • The Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant departments do not accept undergraduate transfer students. Interested students can apply for the Healthcare Studies Pre-OT/Pre-PA programs. 

    Admissions Requirements

    • Transfer candidates must be in good standing at their previous institution and have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 12 transferable credits to be considered for admission to Saint Francis University. Meeting the minimum grade point average does not guarantee admission to all academic programs.
    • The Physical Therapy program will accept transfer applications on a space available basis.
      • Competitive applicants should have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in math/science.
      • 8 credits of Anatomy and Physiology and 4 credits of Exercise Physiology must be completed at Saint Francis University.
    • Transfer candidates must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.6 GPA in math/science requirements to be considered for admission into the nursing program. 
      • Students are only eligible to repeat 3 major/collateral courses. 

    Transfer Credit

    • Students can transfer a maximum of 64 credits to Saint Francis University.
    • Grades of “C” or better from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for transfer credit.
    • Developmental, review or remedial courses are not transferable. A course for which no credit is given at the original institution cannot be transferred for credit at Saint Francis University.
    • Students who attend Pennsylvania community colleges and state universities can find course equivalencies at PA Trac 

              PA Trac

    • Transfer credits are not used in the computation of your grade point average at Saint Francis University.
    • Military credits can be considered for transfer credit.

    Articulation Agreements

    Saint Francis University has articulation agreements for undergraduate transfer admission with the following institutions:  
    • Pennsylvania’s statewide transfer and articulation system 
    • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 
    • Cambria Rowe Business College 
    • South Hills Business School  
    Please contact the Office of Admissions for further information regarding the agreements. 

    Second Degree

    • Candidates for a second bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Saint Francis University.
    • Six credits of Religious Studies must be completed at Saint Francis University in order to fulfill core requirements.
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