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.
"It was the people, the atmosphere, and just overall the incredible sense of belonging and peace that came from the experience." - Alexis C., Art Education Major, Class of 2022
If you are applying to Saint Vincent College as a transfer student, your academic achievement and personal history at the post-secondary schools you've attended will be of primary importance to us. However, we'll also need to receive your secondary school record as background information for academic counseling.
A transfer counselor in the Office of Admission and Financial Aid will evaluate your transcripts at your request - even before you apply.
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 cost of a degree from Saint Vincent will vary for every student depending on eligibility for the many different forms of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. More than 97% of SVC students - and 100% of the freshman class - receive some form of financial aid.
Saint Vincent invests in you, to help you succeed both in your career and as a person with a valuable contribution to make to society.
The Financial Aid Office at Saint Vincent College is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our students and families in planning for and meeting expenses associated with a Saint Vincent College education. We focus on establishing aid eligibility, awarding scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities from federal, state, private and institutional sources to all eligible students and to provide counseling associated with financing an education.
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Any matriculated student at Saint Vincent College may be granted advanced standing credit via AP.
No charge will be made for granting AP credit.
Up to 62 credits may be earned via AP and similar evaluating mechanisms.
Students who have earned credit through AP should be aware of the limitations of AP. Academic credit does not guarantee thorough knowledge of a subject. This is especially important for students in vertical sequence courses.
If a student chooses to take a classroom course for which AP credit has already been awarded, the grade for the course will replace the AP credit. No double credit is possible. A faculty advisor can counsel a student to take a classroom course for the student’s own benefit even though the student has earned credit by AP in that subject area, but the faculty advisor cannot require that the student take the course.
Any matriculated student at Saint Vincent College may be granted advanced standing credit via CLEP.
Up to 62 credits may be earned via CLEP and similar evaluating mechanisms.
Credit will not be awarded for repeated CLEP Examinations.
Students who have earned credit through CLEP should be aware of the limitations of CLEP. Academic credit does not guarantee thorough knowledge of a subject. This is especially important for students in vertical sequence courses. The cutoff scores established at Saint Vincent College are at a "C" grade level.
If a student chooses to take a classroom course for which CLEP credit already has been awarded, the grade for the course will replace the CLEP credit. No double credit is possible. A faculty advisor can counsel a student to take a classroom course for the student's own benefit even though the student has earned credit by CLEP in that subject area, but the faculty advisor cannot require that the student take the course.
CLEP credit awarded to a student while matriculated at another 4 year accredited college will be accepted, ordinarily, at Saint Vincent College as advanced standing transfer credit.
To be eligible for credit through CLEP General Exams a student cannot have earned previously any credit in the content area of the General Exam.
To be eligible for credit through CLEP Subject Exams a student cannot have enrolled in and failed the equivalent course.
Office of Admission
Phone: 800-782-5549 x 2500
Financial Aid Office
Phone: 724-805-2555 or 800-782-5549