Looking to Transfer?
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.
Thank you for your interest in transferring to St. Francis College. As you explore our website, you will find many reasons why this is the best place to complete your education.
- 72 majors and programs to choose from
- Distinguished professors
- Internship and Study Abroad opportunities
- Honors program
- NCAA Division I Athletics program
- Flexible transfer credit policy
- Affordable tuition
- Generous scholarship program ranging from $6,000 to $12,000 annually
We encourage you to apply online and schedule a visit today. During your visit, a counselor will review your application and provide you with a preliminary transfer credit evaluation if you bring the following documents with you:
- Official college transcript(s)
- Official final high school transcript
- Proof of immunization vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella
*The final determination of the acceptance of transfer credit is made by the Academic Deans in collaboration with Department Chairs. Upon request, they may review the transcript(s) of transfer students and re-evaluate the granting of transfer credits and/or how transfer credits are applied towards degree requirements.
Scholarships for Transfer Students
St. Francis College awards generous transfer scholarships to eligible students. Eligibility is based on overall academic grade point average (GPA) from all prior colleges attended.
Scholarships may be used to defray full-time tuition costs for fall and spring semesters only and are renewable annually as long as the appropriate GPA is maintained. Many students also receive federal and state aid and loans to help pay for tuition and fees not covered by institutional scholarship.
We make getting your credits transferred to St. Francis College quick and easy.
Click to our Online Transfer Program to get an estimate of how many credits we'll accept*:
- First, select your current college or university
- Choose the program in which you are enrolled
- Pick which courses you have completed
A new window will keep track of the classes you select. Just click back to the first window to add new courses.
Once you are done selecting courses, you can either print out the list or email it to yourself.
Please keep in mind this is only an estimate. Our transfer admissions counselors will go over with you the exact count of transfer credits.
Call 718.489.5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to finish your college career at St. Francis College.
*The final determination of the acceptance of transfer credit is made by the Academic Deans in collaboration with Department Chairs. Upon request, they may review the transcript(s) of transfer students and re-evaluate the granting of transfer credits and/or how transfer credits are applied towards degree requirements.
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. Holders of associate’s degrees earned at accredited two-year colleges are also given transfer status. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from the previously attended schools as well as a secondary school transcript or certificate of graduation. A catalogue from the colleges previously attended may be requested. Generally, credits will be allowed only for courses appropriate to the curriculum selected at St. Francis College and where records show course grades equivalent to or higher than the St. Francis grade of C. A maximum of 98 credits may be accepted toward a bachelor’s degree; 32 towards an associate’s degree. All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence before any undergraduate degree is conferred.
Advanced Placement Program (AP)
Students who have completed a college-level course in high school may qualify for advanced placement by achieving a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Test of the College Entrance Examination Board. Questions regarding advanced placement should be addressed to the office of admissions. Information about Advanced Placement Tests may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, N.J. 08540.
Credit through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Advanced standing with credit will be granted upon successful completion of the College Level Examination Program, General Examination, or Subject Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, N.J. Credit is also granted for satisfactory grades earned through the completion of the Excelsior Examinations conducted by the New York State Education Department. Information may be obtained by contacting the respective agencies. Test results should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
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 credits of the elective requirements toward a degree; those who have completed more than 18 months of service may be granted 10 credits of the elective requirements. Appropriate documentation must be submitted to the Office of the Academic Dean.
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. They must petition for a specific number of credits in academic areas in which they are presenting prior learning experience.
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 International Baccalaureate Program to St. Francis College. Only 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.
- About Transfer Credits
- Your First Semester Schedule
- Advisement and Registration (after your first semester)
- Academic Policies and Procedures
- Additional Resources at the College
- Tuition Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
1. How do I know what classes transferred over from my previous institution(s), and how many credits I received?
Once the Office of Admissions has processed your enrollment the Office of the Registrar will complete your transfer credit evaluation. This evaluation tells you what classes have been transferred over from your previous institution(s) and what the St. Francis College equivalent is for those classes. The transfer credit evaluation also shows you how many credits St. Francis has accepted, and how those credits are being applied based on the major you have declared. It is very important that you verify that all of your credit has been transferred through the Office of the Registrar, located in room 2000. If you have more questions about your transfer credit evaluation, you can speak with Ms. Leslie Turner, Transfer Credit Specialist, in room 2000 or call 718.489-.316, or Ms. Christine Jahier, Assistant Director of Academic Advisement, in room 3001 or call 718.489.5338.
2. What does it mean when my transfer credit evaluation shows you have accepted all of my transfer credits, but only some of them are being applied towards my degree?
While we may have accepted all of your credits for transfer, what is applied (or in other words, counting towards your current degree progress) is based on your declared major. For example, if you have declared yourself a psychology major here at St. Francis, but took business classes at your previous institution, those credits may not be applied to your major since business classes are not a requirement for the psychology major at SFC. However, they may still count as free elective credits.
If you feel a course you transferred in should be applied to your designated major schedule an appointment with your department chairperson to discuss the course. For example, you are a communications major and you took a course called “Speech Communication” at your previous institution but it is currently counting as a free elective. If you feel the course is the same as SFC's “Fundamentals of Speech” speak to the department. Be sure to bring supporting documentation about the course, such as syllabus and course description. Also, when making appointments, be mindful of the add/drop period according to the academic calendar, as all schedule changes must be done before the add/drop period ends. This is why it is so important to review your transfer credit evaluation as soon as you get it!
Keep in mind that just because some of your credits aren’t being applied does not mean they are lost. If you were to ever change your major at SFC, we would re-evaluate your transfer credits to determine if any current non-applied credits meet requirements of your new major.
3. What is the maximum number of credits that I can transfer in?
St. Francis College will accept up to 98 credits for transfer.
4. I took classes at my previous school that I don’t see listed on my transfer credit evaluation. Where are they?
There are a couple of reasons you might not see a course on your transfer credit evaluation:
- We may not have received the final official transcript from your previous institution. Credit can only be given for courses listed on your final transcript. Mmake sure your school sent in the updated copy of your official transcript listing your grades for the completed courses. Most schools will not automatically send us an updated transcript. Therefore, it is critical that you take the time to review your transfer credit evaluation to determine if anything is missing.
- We may not have the course description for the course(s) missing. Without the course description from your previous institution, we cannot accurately apply your credits to your St. Francis degree. In this case, we may ask that you provide us with the course catalog and/or syllabus from your previous college.
- St. Francis College only grants transfer credit for classes in which you received a grade of “C” or higher at your previous institution. Therefore, any classes that you took and got a grade below a “C” will not be transferred, and you will not see them on your evaluation. Classes taken on a pass/fail basis do not receive transfer credit.
5. Now that my transfer credits have been applied, how can I see what remaining requirements I have left to fulfill for my degree at St. Francis College?
In conjunction with your transfer credit evaluation, you should also view your Program Evaluation, accessible through the college’s WebAdvisor system. Your Program Evaluation will show you the list of classes required for your major, and track your progress as you complete these requirements. Courses that you have received transfer credit for will appear on your Program Evaluation. Requirements that are met through your transfer credit will be marked with the designation “TF."
6. Is my GPA from my previous school carried over to St. Francis College when I transfer in?
No, your GPA is only calculated based on the courses you take at St. Francis College. However, we will only accept credits for transfer from you previous institution if you received a grade of “C” or higher in the course.
7. Who can I contact with additional questions about my transfer credits?
Ms. Leslie Turner is the Transfer Credit Specialist in the Office of the Registrar, room 2000. She can be reached at 718-489-5316. Additionally, Ms. Christine Jahier is the Assistant Director of Academic Advisement in the Office of Freshman Studies, room 3001. She can be reached at 718.489.5338.
1. How and when do I receive my class schedule after being accepted?
After the Admissions Office has processed your enrollment and your transfer credits have been evaluated, set up an appointment with an admissions counselor, who will create your first semester schedule based on your major of interest and accepted transfer credits. At this time, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about your schedule and discuss any needed changes.
Additionally, all transfer students are required to attend a transfer orientation session before beginning classes at St. Francis College. Counselors will be there to answer any questions regarding schedule or transfer credits. Students will receive invitations to transfer orientation sessions in the summer/winter after they are accepted.
2. I am scheduled for a class that I think I already took at my previous school. What should I do?
If you are scheduled for a class that you feel is the same as a class you have already taken, please let us know ASAP! Schedule changes must be made during add/drop semester periods (see the academic calendar for dates), so do not wait if you think there's a problem! Please provide us with as much information on the course as you can (i.e. course description from the college catalog, course syllabus, etc.). We do our best to determine the exact content of your transferred courses, but your input is valuable to complete the process. Again, that is why it is extremely important to review your transfer credit evaluation as soon as you get it.
1. What is the advisement process at St. Francis College?
At St. Francis College, advisement is mandatory every semester, for every student. This means that before registering for classes, students must meet with their academic advisor to go over their proposed schedule for the next semester. All students have a “Registration Advisement” hold on their account, which their academic advisor must remove for you to be able to register for classes (for more about holds, see question #7 in this section). The advisement period generally begins a month before registration opens. This gives you plenty of time to meet with your advisor and plan your class schedule (you should check the official academic calendar for specific semester dates). Advisement provides you with an opportunity to form a close working relationship with a member of the college, and is also a great time to discuss your degree progress and voice any questions or concerns.
2. How do I know who my academic advisor is?
If you are a declared major, you will need to see a faculty advisor in your major department. You can check who your assigned faculty advisor is by logging into WebAdvisor and clicking the “Email My Advisor” link under the student menu. Additionally, a list of faculty advisors for each department is available in the Office of Freshman Studies, room 3001 and the Office of the Registrar, room 2000.
If you are currently undeclared, you will meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Freshman Studies, room 3001.
3. How can I schedule an appointment with my academic advisor?
During the advisement period, most advisors will have a sign-up sheet in their office for students to make appointments. Students can also email their advisor by clicking on the “Email My Advisor” link through the student menu on WebAdvisor. Additionally, a list of faculty advisors and their contact information is available in the Office of Freshman Studies, room 3001.
4. What do I need to do in preparation for my advisement appointment?
Students are expected to come prepared to their advisement appointment with a printed copy of their Program Evaluation from WebAdvisor and a preliminary list of the courses they plan to take for the following semester (for more information on your Program Evaluation and how to know what classes to take, see question #5 in this section). Together, you and your advisor will then go over your proposed schedule of courses and work to make any needed changes to ensure you remain on track towards attaining your degree.
5. How do I know what classes I need to register for?
In preparing for advisement and registration, students should run their program evaluation off of WebAdvisor by clicking the “Program Evaluation” link under the Student Menu. Your program evaluation lists all the requirements for your declared major(s) (and minor, if applicable). Any course that lists “1 course needed” next to it is a requirement that you are missing, and therefore an option for a class you can take next semester. The program evaluation also shows you important information such as how many total credits you have, your cumulative GPA, and what classes you have taken and/or gotten transfer credit for already, including the grade received in that class.
6. I have read my Program Evaluation and know what classes I need, but how do I find what classes are actually being offered for the semester and at what times?
All course offerings for the upcoming semester are posted online through the school’s WebAdvisor system. The schedule of May Intersession, Summer session, and Fall semester courses are generally posted in March. The schedule of Spring semester and January Intersession courses are generally posted in October. Students should check the academic calendar for exact dates. Students who need help navigating WebAdvisor and searching for classes can make an appointment with an academic advisor in the Office of Freshman Studies, room 3001, for help. Students can also seek assistance in the Office of the Registrar, room 2000.
7. How and when am I able to register for classes, and is there a deadline to register?
All course registrations at St. Francis College take place online through the school’s WebAdvisor system, unless you are registering for a course that you need special permission to take (see question #12 in this section). Registration for the Fall semester usually begins in April, and registration for the Spring semester begins in November. Students should check the academic calendar for exact dates. Students are assigned a specific registration date and time by the Registrar’s Office, which is sent to you via St. Francis College TerrierMail. You should check your TerrierMail often for updates about registration.
Students are encouraged to register as soon as they can based on their assigned registration date since courses tend to fill up the closer it gets to the start of classes. However, you can register through the first week of classes for that semester. Additionally, the first week of each semester is St Francis’ add/drop period, which allows you to make changes to your schedule with no penalty. After add/drop period ends, no new classes can be added, and any dropped classes will be considered a withdrawal and recorded as a “W” on a student’s transcript. Students should check the academic calendar for specific semester dates.
8. How many credits can I take in a semester?
Flat rate tuition covers 12 to 18 credits per semester. Most students take around 5 classes per semester, however, this number can vary depending on the requirements for your major, and/or your own personal preferences and academic plan. This is why it is important to meet with your academic advisor each semester. They can help you remain on track to graduate and will discuss the best path to obtain a degree for your personal situation and goals. For information on taking more than 18 credits a semester, see question #9 under the “Academic Policies and Procedures” section.
9. I have a hold on my account and I can’t register, what does that mean?
A hold is any outstanding requirement that you need to take care of before you can register. There are a number of different types of holds:
- Academic Advisement (AA) and/or Registration Advisement (RA) Hold– If you have this hold, it means you haven’t yet met with your academic advisor. Make an appointment with them ASAP.
- Student Accounts Hold (SA) – If you have this hold, it means you have an outstanding financial obligation. You should contact Student Financial Services for information on how to have this taken care of.
- College/University Transcript Hold (CT) – If you have this hold, it means your final college/university transcript has not been received. You should have your OFFICIAL transcript sent to the Registrar’s Office.
- Immunization/Meningitis Hold (MR) – If you have this hold, your immunization records have not been received by the college. Have your records send to Student Health Services, room 2310.
- GPA Hold (GA) – If you have this hold, it is because your GPA has fallen below a 2.0 and you are on academic probation. You must schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in room 3001.
- Athletic Hold (AL) – If you have this hold, it is because you are an athlete. You must meet with Ms. Meagan Grieger, Athletics Academic Advisor, in room 3001.
You can check to see what holds you have any time by logging onto WebAdvisor, and clicking the link for “Holds on my Account” under the student menu. It is important to get your holds resolved ASAP so that they do not affect your registration.
10. Do you offer summer classes, and how do I register for them?
Summer classes are offered in three, 4-week sessions: June, July, and August. During June and July, students can take up to 6 credits in each session. During August, students can take up to 3 credits. Students generally register for summer classes at the same time as Fall classes, however, classes can be added up until the first day of the Summer session. Students should check the Academic Calendar for exact dates. Registration for summer classes takes place online via WebAdvisor. Students should keep in mind that financial aid generally does not cover the cost of summer classes. Students should discuss their payment options with Student Financial Services, located in room 2000.
11. What are Intersession classes, and how do I register for them?
During January and May, St. Francis College offers Intersession classes. These are 10-day long “mini-mesters” where students can take 1 class, up to 3 credits. Students generally register for January Intersession when registering for their Spring semester, and register for May Intersession when registering for their Fall semester. Registration takes place online via WebAdvisor. Students should keep in mind that financial aid generally does not cover the cost of intersession classes. Students should discuss their payment options with Student Financial Services, located in room 2000.
12. What happens if a class I need to register for is closed?
When building your schedule, we try to encourage you to be as flexible as possible so you can continue making progress towards your degree. However, if a course is closed and no other options are available, you can speak with the department chairperson of the course to see if you can be given permission to be signed into the course. Permission is granted based on if there is physical space in the classroom to accommodate extra students, as well as department chair and professor approval.
1. How do I declare or change my major and/or minor?
To officially declare or change a major or minor, students should fill out a major declaration form available in the Office of the Registrar, room 2000. Some majors require departmental approval, in which case students should make an appointment with the chairperson to discuss the major.
2. What does it mean to “Withdraw” from a course?
After the add/drop period ends in the beginning of each semester (students should check the academic calendar for exact dates), any classes dropped from a student’s schedule are considered withdrawals. Students who withdraw from a class will receive the mark of a “W” on their transcript. Students are encouraged to discuss a withdrawal with their professor and an academic advisor to see if there are any other possible options for remaining in the class. Having a significant number of withdrawals on your transcript may reflect poorly and affect future graduate school and/or job prospects. Additionally, students should speak with Student Financial Services before withdrawing from a course to determine if a withdrawal will affect their financial aid. All medical withdrawals must be signed by the Dean of Students in room 3307.
3. What does it mean if I am considered “Academically at Risk”?
All students who have a GPA below a 2.0 are considered academically at risk and placed on academic probation. Students on probation are required to participate in the college’s “Removing Obstacles to Success” program through the advisement office to help learn skills needed for improved academic success. They are also required to reduce their course load to 12 credits per semester, to better focus on their classes until their GPA is improved. Additionally, students with a GPA below 2.0 may have to meet with an academic advisor to discuss their progress. Students who are on academic probation for two consecutive semesters may be considered for academic dismissal from the college.
4. What is a grade substitution, and how can I get one?
As part of the college’s “Forgiveness Policy”, grade substitutions allow an academic dean to replace an existing F grade in a student’s GPA with another course. For example, if a student received an “F” in PHI 1114, but subsequently received an “A” grade in PHI 1101, a grade substitution may be issued since these courses fulfill the same requirement even though they are different courses. Grade substitutions may only be made for failed courses in which a student receives an “F” grade. “D” grades may not be substituted.
5. Can I take a class at another school?
Permission to take courses off campus, CLEP, or foreign language proficiency exams must be granted by an academic dean. If the course is a major related course, permission must also be given first by the department chairperson for the course, before speaking with a dean. Students should refer to the St. Francis College catalog for more information.
6. What happens if I take a semester off from school? Do I have to reapply for admission to St. Francis?
Students who take a semester off from school must complete a readmission application from the Office of the Registrar in room 2000 upon their return to St. Francis. Once the readmission application is processed, students will be allowed to meet with an academic advisor to register for classes.
7. Do you have an option for Independent Study and/or Field Experience?
Independent Study and Field Experience must be approved by the Department Chairperson, Project Mentor, and then an Academic Dean. Students can only take up to 6 credits in Independent Study and 6 credits in Field Experience.
8. Can I take more than 18 credits in one semester?
Students must be granted permission to take above 18 credits in one term. Department chairs can sign off on up to 19 credits. Any student wishing to take more than 19 credits must get approval from an academic dean.
9. What happens if I decide to no longer attend St. Francis College?
Students who plan on fully withdrawing from the college must meet with an academic dean, who must sign off on the withdrawal.
1. Do you offer tutoring services at St. Francis College?
Yes! St. Francis College’s Academic Enhancement Center is located in room 3002. The Academic Enhancement Center provides peer and professional tutoring services across all academic disciplines, free of charge! Students can sign up for appointments as needed, or schedule standing appointments. The Academic Enhancement Center also has a writing center, where students can work with a writing tutor for help on papers. Students can schedule appointments in person, or call the Academic Enhancement Center at 718-489-5226.
2. Who can I speak with if I am having trouble keeping up in my classes?
Here at St. Francis, we have a number of resources available to help students reach their full potential. Each semester, the advisement office hosts “Removing Obstacles to Success” (ROS) workshops, aimed at helping students learn strategies for success. While the topics for the workshop vary each semester based on students’ expressed interests and needs, past topics have included: Study Skills, Time Management, and Major and Career Exploration. Additionally, academic advisors in room 3001 are available to meet one-on-one with students to discuss individual obstacles and strategies for improvement.
3. Who can I speak to if I am having trouble deciding on my major and need advice?
Deciding on your college major is a big decision. Students who are undecided are encouraged to try a few classes in a major(s) that interests them. These courses can count as free electives if you decide to go in a different direction. Additionally, academic advisors in room 3001 are available to meet one-on-one with students to discuss their interests and possible majors, and counsel them on their options for achieving their academic and professional goals. Students who are undecided are also encouraged to speak with the Career Services Center on the 2nd floor to go over different career and professional paths associated with potential majors. For more information on career services, see question #7 in this section.
4. What do I do if I have a disability that I need accommodations for?
Students needing accommodations should register though the Dean of Students Office in room 3307. Students should set up a meeting to discuss any needed accommodations. Students should be prepared to provide additional documentation regarding their need, such as a psychoeducational evaluation, IEP, etc.
5. How can I get involved in student life and other activities on campus?
Getting involved on campus is a great way to enhance your student experience and make a difference! Here at SFC we have a wide range of student clubs, professional organizations, honor societies, intramural sports, as well as fraternities and sororities. If you’d like more information on these organizations and how to join, please contact the Student Activities Office in room 2303.
6. I have experienced an emergency that will require me to miss classes. What should I do?
All students who are experiencing a medical, family, personal, or other type of emergency situation that may impact their class attendance should speak with the Dean of Students, located in room 3307, as soon as possible. Students should be prepared to provide additional documentation about their situation to the Dean.
7. Do you have career services on campus, and what services do they provide?
Our Career Services Center is located on the 2nd floor, off the Volpe Lounge. The Career Services Center provides a wide range of services to students, from resume editing, mock interviews, and job/internship search assistance. Career Services also can help you find information on graduate programs outside of SFC. Additionally, multiple times a year the Career Services Center hosts career fairs and graduate school fairs, which are a great time to network and make connections while you gather information on your future plans.
8. Who can I talk to if I am feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed?
The Wellness Center is located in room 2310. Students can make appointments or stop by to speak with a counselor in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment about anything going on in their lives.
9. I forgot my SFC login for my email and the web portal. What do I do?
Students experiencing any technical difficulties with logging into or using their TerrierMail, WebAdvisor, Canvas, or any other aspect of the SFC online portal should speak with the Student Technology Help Desk in room 4211. They can also email their questions to email@example.com.
1. How much does it cost to attend St. Francis College?
For information on the cost for the current academic year, please click here.
2. Does St. Francis College offer scholarships to transfer students?
Yes. Transfer students are offered scholarships ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 10,000 per academic year. Scholarship offers are competitive and based on your average grade point average (GPA) from all colleges previously attended.
3. What are the requirements for keeping my St. Francis College scholarship?
- Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years and may only be used for fall and spring semesters
- You must be enrolled as a full-time student during fall and spring semesters
- Minimum GPA requirements at St. Francis College
- 2.5 GPA for a $ 5,000 or $ 8,000 grant
- 3.0 GPA for a $ 10,000 scholarship
4. Will my scholarship amount increase or decrease after the first year?
No. Your scholarship will remain the same until you complete your program of study.
5. Does my scholarship cover tuition for graduate level and combined degree courses?
No. Institutional scholarships may only be used for undergraduate courses. Students are required to pay for graduate tuition charges. You may apply for student loans to help with the cost of any graduate tuition charges.
6. In addition to St. Francis College scholarships, is other financial aid available to transfer students?
Yes. Transfer students may also be eligible for federal grant, direct loans, and New York State TAP for New York State residents.
7. How can I find out what financial aid is available for me?
Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to determine your eligibility for federal Pell and SEOG as well as Direct Loans. If you are a New York State resident, you may also be eligible for New York State TAP by completing the New York State TAP application.
Once your FAFSA and TAP application have been received by the College, a financial services counselor will review your information and send you a letter detailing the aid that you are eligible to receive. As a part of the process, your eligibility will be based on your academic level, prior college credits and eligibility status, and federal and state awards already received by you. In some cases, this may result in a reduction or ineligibility for aid at St. Francis College.