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To be considered for transfer admission, students must submit the following:
Transfer Student Application or the International Transfer Student Application. All transfer students may also submit the Common Application. The $30 application fee is waived for all electronically submitted 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.
Saint Francis University operates under a rolling admissions policy with the exception of the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy.
The Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs have a Priority Application Date of December 1st for the Spring semester and May 1st for the Fall semester.
The Physician Assistant department does not accept undergraduate transfer students.
Transfer candidates must 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 2.8 GPA in math/science requirements to be considered for admission into the nursing program.
Students are only eligible to repeat 3 major/collateral courses.
The Occupational Therapy program will accept transfer applications on a space available basis.
Transfer candidates must have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA to be considered for admission into the occupational therapy program.
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
Students will be exempted from English 103 if they transfer in 28 or more credits and have transferred in 6 credits of a two semester, college level sequence of English composition.
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.
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.
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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