Graduate Students Transfer Admissions

Transfer students at SJC Long Island bring valuable learning experiences to our campus. As a transfer student, you will complete your degree and prepare to begin your career.

During these uncertain times, I want you to know that we at St. Joseph’s College are here for you and your family. We want to do all we can to help you navigate your way through these challenging times.

I know this is not how you planned to spend your spring 2020 semester, as many of you would likely rather be enjoying the beautiful weather on your college campus, meeting with friends at the dining hall and studying in the college library. Many of our transfer students are now taking courses fully online, working from home and caring for their families, and I understand how this has caused increased stress.

I want to provide some information that I hope will be reassuring to you regarding your admission to St. Joseph’s College:

  • We continue to accept applications for admission.
  • We are still awarding generous scholarships and financial aid packages.
  • It is not too late to submit a FAFSA.
  • We can work with unofficial academic documents (screenshots via phone or computer, faxes, etc.) until official documents can be submitted.
  • We will be accepting spring 2020 grades completed with a Pass grade, knowing that many institutions are changing their grading policies for this semester.
  • We are being flexible with our tuition deposit date and will work with you if you need more time.
  • Registration for fall classes will be conducted remotely with academic advisors.

Planning for our Orientation event is in the works. Without knowing when the current health crisis will be behind us, we are planning for both an on-campus and a virtual Orientation program. We will keep you informed.

What’s most important to me is that you know that we are here for you to provide support and information. There is nothing more important to us than the success and well-being of our students — especially those so greatly impacted at this challenging time. 

Gigi Lamens
Vice President for Enrollment Management

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 SJC.

What is required for acceptance as a transfer student?


Admission to St. Joseph’s College 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, a co-curricular activities resume; letters of recommendation, and an essay or personal statement. While not required, a personal interview with an admissions counselor is recommended.

How will credits transfer from my current and/or previous institution to SJC?

Courses with grades of C- or higher are eligible for transfer credit. 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 on a case-by-case  basis. A minimum of 30-32 credits must be completed at SJC. A minimum of 120-128 credits (dependent upon specific major requirements) is required for completion of a bachelor’s degree at SJC. 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?

SJC recognizes and awards credit for AP courses. An official test score report must be requested from the College Board to be sent to SJC. 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 SJC course equivalents.

Does my GPA from my previous institution transfer?

No. Your GPA at SJC will reflect only the courses you complete at SJC.

Transfer Credit

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

We are also happy to review your unofficial transcript and you may submit your courses here.

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.

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.

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