Every year students transfer to St. Francis College to complete their education

Transfer Students

Every year students transfer to St. Francis College to complete their undergraduate education. They know a degree from SFC is an excellent choice on the road to their dreams.

Plus, we make it easy for you to see what credits you can carry over and for which programs you're eligible. You'll have personal counselors in both evaluating your transfer creditsUp to 98 credits accepted! and financial aid to help you take full advantage of the merit- and need- based scholarships available.

Transfer Admissions Process:

Ready to Apply for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022?

  1. Submit Application Online
  2. Submit Transcripts to transcripts@sfc.edu
    • In 24 to 48 hours, an Admissions Counselor will contact you to guide you through the credit evaluation and financial aid process.
  3. Attend Credit Evaluation Meeting with Transfer Counselor

Want to Learn More?

  1. Complete the request for information form by clicking the button below. You’ll hear from an Admissions Counselor within 24 to 48 hours.
  2. Attend an online Admissions Event to get your questions answered in real-time.
  3. Connect on Social @SFCAdmissions!

Transfer Tracker: a new gateway for prospective transfer students
Start planning your upcoming semesters using St. Francis College's new Transfer Tracker which simplifies the transfer process by helping you discover which credits will transfer to SFC.

The Transfer Tracker makes it easier than ever to calculate how close you are to earning your degree without needing to submit your transcript. Learn More.


Scholarships for Transfer Students

Merit and need-based scholarships are available for qualified students.*

Associates Degree Scholarship: $1,000

Awarded to students who have completed an Associates Degree

Merit-Based Scholarship:**

Awarded based on grade point average and number of credits 

  • A Student: $10,000 - $12,000
  • B Student: $6,000 - $10,000
Faith-Based Scholarship: $1,000

Awarded to  graduates of any religious or parochial school

*need-based aid dependent of completion of FAFSA
**based on GPA and number of credits

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship: At least $10,000

Special consideration is given to full-time transfer students who hold membership in Phi Theta Kappa and meet the established requirements of a 3.5 GPA with 60 accepted transfer credits upon entry to St. Francis College. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available for students entering St. Francis College in both the fall and spring semesters.

  • PTK members will have the opportunity to apply for the Honors Program
  • Their exceptional GPAs will provide them with substantial scholarship opportunities
  • Rigorous courses that will prepare them for their careers after they graduate
  • Meet with fellow members from PTK at different campus events 

In the Spotlight

Transfer Designation
Transfer students are those who have withdrawn from another college or university and have been admitted to St. Francis College to complete their course of study. If you have used financial aid at another institution and/or earned college credit, you will be considered a transfer student. If you have earned transfer credit, up to 32 or 98 credits can be accepted for those pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, respectively, given that each grade is a “C” or above and is equivalent. To finalize your standing, you must submit your official high school and college transcripts to the admissions office.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) 
Students who have received a score of a 3, 4, or 5 on an Advanced Placement (AP) Test will receive college credit for each exam taken. Typically, each exam will exempt you from taking a course, in a given discipline. Your academic advisor will determine how to apply these credits to your degree.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students who have taken and passed the CLEP exam in a given subject area will receive college credit. Additionally, satisfactory completion of the General Examination, or Subject Examination can also count for college credit. Each exam and subject has different standards, so results should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions who will assist contacting the appropriate departments to determine your standing.

Credit for Armed Forces Veterans 
Honorably discharged veterans who have completed 6 to 18 months of active service in either the U.S. Armed Forces or those of another country may be granted five elective credits toward a degree; Veterans who have completed more than 18 months of service may be granted 10 elective credits towards a degree. Appropriate documentation must be submitted to the Office of the Academic Dean. 

Experiential Learning 
St. Francis College grants credit for learning acquired outside the classroom through its Experiential Learning Assessment Program. This program is available to all students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Students must submit a portfolio for their prior learning to be assessed. Please contact the Office of the Academic Dean for more information.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB) 
Students who present an official transcript from an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) with the designation “Diploma Awarded” are eligible to transfer credit from the IB Program to St. Francis College. Courses designated level “HL” (higher level) with a score of 4 or higher may be accepted for credit. Contact the Office of the Academic Dean at 718.489.5290 for more information. 

Transferring Your Credits to SFC