Submit official transcripts from your high school and all post-secondary institutions you’ve attended.
Submit an essay and letters of recommendation (recommended, but not required).
USJ offers a variety of scholarships for full-time transfer students—you’ll likely be eligible.
To Transfer Credits
You must complete at least 45 credit hours of course work at USJ
A minimum of 120 hours is required to receive a bachelor’s degree for most programs. Contact your transfer counselor for exact requirements
The last 24 credits towards a degree must be completed at USJ
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Following enrollment, you will meet with an academic advisor to review your transfer credits and register for classes.
Degree Completion Programs: Transfer Your Credits & Complete Your Degree at USJ
USJ values your prior work and academic experiences. Qualified students who have earned their associate’s degree and/or a minimum of 60+ transferable credits can complete the requirements for the following degree completion programs:
Requirements for the degree completion programs include:
Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of course work contingent upon the requirements for the program. These hours can include a combination of courses at USJ, within the Hartford Consortium, or transferred from another regionally accredited institution.
Students must earn 45 credits from USJ. The last 24 credits counted toward a degree must be taken at USJ.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 (“C” average in all work completed — some majors may require a higher GPA).
Core curriculum and competencies for your degree program
Connecticut Transfer Guarantee
The University of Saint Joseph is proud to be a part of the Connecticut Transfer Guarantee (CT Guarantee), a statewide effort to establish systematic transfer pathways between Connecticut’s community colleges and four-year independent institutions.
An official high school transcript or official General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) transcript
Official transcript(s) from college(s) previously attended, including evidence of degrees earned
SAT or ACT scores, if available
You also may be asked to submit a catalog and/or course description(s) from the college(s) you attended.
USJ recognizes academic credit that has been awarded to students at other regionally accredited higher education institutions, as long as courses are of the general nature of courses offered at the University. Generally, this credit will be applied toward the minimum semester credit hours required for graduation. Credits taken elsewhere that the student wishes to apply toward a major area of study must be approved by the appropriate departmental faculty.
Only credits of “C-” or better are accepted in transfer (for students transferring to the Department of Nursing, grades in science courses must be “B-” or better). USJ does not grant transfer credit for “Credit by Examination” completed at other colleges. Also, USJ does not usually accept “P” grades, unless they are proven to be worth “C” or better. View our online course equivalencies.
Notification of admission is made on a rolling basis.
As soon as your credentials are complete, the Admissions Committee reviews your application and you are informed of the decision. The Committee’s acceptance of a candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of any academic work currently in progress. Following acceptance, an evaluator in the Registrar’s Office will perform a credit evaluation. To accept the offer of admission, you will complete the appropriate confirmation form and submit a non-refundable deposit, which is credited to the first semester’s bill.
Once the Office of Admissions receives a confirmation form and a deposit, an academic advisor will contact you to set up a registration appointment.
In order for a transcript to be considered official, it must be submitted to USJ in a sealed envelope, and it must bear the official seal of the college or university. Unofficial or opened transcripts are not accepted. You may also utilize an e-script service to send an electronic transcript.
Please apply online and then have your official transcripts mailed to: University of Saint Joseph Office of Admissions, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Or have electronic transcripts sent to [email protected].
USJ has an articulation agreement with Connecticut’s community colleges. To find out which courses are accepted in transfer from these institutions, view course equivalencies.
Biology and Chemistry courses should be no more than five years old to be accepted in transfer toward the Nursing program prerequisite requirements.
Only prerequisite sciences that are taken with a lab are accepted to meet the requirement.
Yes, full-time, matriculated students may qualify for merit-based academic scholarships and/or need-based financial assistance. Students interested in applying for financial aid should submit their FAFSA online. USJ’s school code is 001409. For more information, check out our Financial Aid section.
Students interested in earning a second bachelor’s degree at USJ are welcome to apply. Learn more about our second-degree program in Nursing. If you are interested in a second degree in another program, apply online, and make sure to submit a transcript showing conferral of a Bachelor’s degree. Reach out to an admissions counselor for more information.
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