• Transfer to Saint Vincent

    At Saint Vincent, we understand that students have many reasons for deciding to transfer. Whether those reasons are financial, academic or personal, our warm and welcoming community is ready to assist in making your transition to Saint Vincent as smooth as possible.

    Why transfer to Saint Vincent College?

    • For students seeking a challenging curriculum, we offer nearly 50 undergraduate majors and eight graduate programs.
    • Students needing extra academic support will benefit from our academic and personalized support services.
    • All accepted students receive financial aid.  Transfer students are eligible for grants of up to $15,000 per year based on their college GPA.
    • We offer many opportunities to get involved outside the classroom – including leadership and service opportunities and clubs for every interest.
    • Ninety-five percent of those responding to a survey of the Class of 2011 were employed or in graduate school.
    • Saint Vincent ranks in the first tier of U.S. News & World Report’s listing of National Liberal Arts Colleges.


    The applicant’s academic achievement and personal history at post-secondary schools attended are very important in the decision for admittance. Competitive transfer students are likely to present credentials of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in college-level coursework.

     

    • The official transcript evaluation and award of credit by Saint Vincent College is made from official transcripts only.
    • Credits earned by a student at another accredited institution will be accepted if the quality of the credits earned is a C- grade or better, and if the number of credits in a given course does not exceed the number granted in a comparable course at Saint Vincent College. The College reserves the right to accept or reject courses for transfer credit on the basis of course objectives and content.
    • A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from an accredited four-year institution.
    • A maximum of 62 credits may be transferred from an accredited two-year institution. 
    • AP and CLEP exams are eligible for credit. Official scores must be received for consideration.

    Counselors in Admission and Financial Aid are available to evaluate transcripts on request. Although not required, a personal interview is preferred. Faculty members are available for meetings once a student has applied by contacting the Office of Admission and Financial Aid. Information on transfer credit accepted from local community colleges is available under the Tools section on the left side of this page.

    The undergraduate catalog (2013-2015 Bulletin), with major requirements and other academic information, is available online.

    • Transfer grants of up to $15,000 are offered to accepted transfer students. The amount of the award will depend upon the quality of previous college course work.
    • Students interested in applying for need-based federal financial aid, including grants, loans and/or work-study, should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1 of their entering year.
    • For more information, visit our Financial Aid office Web pages.