The transfer admission process at St. John's University is quick and easy.
We offer students a rolling admissions process, which means we accept applications right up until the beginning of each enrollment term. Complete the free St. John's Application or Common Application, then send in your required documents (college transcripts, statement of activity, etc), so that a decision can be made and a credit evaluation conducted. We will complete the course-by-course evaluation within 24-48 hours after you have been admitted.
Complete your application by providing:
If you have attended an international institution, please provide these additional materials:
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Radiological Science Program
For students applying to the Radiological Science program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, interview dates will be provided. Interviews are not required at the time of admission.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Pharm.D. Program
Regular Application Deadline for Transfer Students is March 1 (admission notification on or around April 1). An admission application and all necessary supporting documents must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admission by the deadline in order to be considered. Transfer students are admitted on a space available basis and upon admission, will have freshman standing regardless of the number of transfer credits (in special circumstances, exceptions may apply). A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for program consideration (students with a cumulative GPA below a 3.0 are encouraged to apply for an alternate program). The average GPA of transfer applicants admitted to Pharm.D. for the Fall 2016 entering term was 3.5.
A completed application includes:
Office of Transfer Admission
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Upon acceptance to the University, the academic Dean will perform the final transcript evaluation and determine credit transfer. Credit evaluations will not be completed prior to acceptance to St. John’s University.
The general University policy for students requesting transfer from other colleges or universities is stipulated in the Admission section of the bulletin. Students accepted by the College will receive an evaluation of their transfer record listing the courses applicable to their program of study at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Only courses with grades of C or better will be considered for transfer. Transfer students must contact Transfer Student Services at 718-990-3372 to schedule an interview to plan their academic program.
All external transfer applicants to St. John’s College who have been awarded an A.A. or A.S. degree will fulfill the requirements for their baccalaureate in St. John’s College after successfully completing a minimum of an additional 64 semester hours, including a) six semester hours in Philosophy and six semester hours in Theology, and b) the requirements for the selected major concentration. The remainder of the student’s program is determined under the guidance of an assigned advisor. All external transfer students seeking admission to the B.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Credits may be accepted for transfer if it was earned at a college/university that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization (e.g., Middle States Commission on Higher Education) or if it was earned at a college/university-level institution of a type traditionally accredited by some other type of agency (e.g., In New York State, the Board of Regents). Students with credits from other countries will be asked to provide a World Education Service evaluation before transfer credits are awarded.
The general University policy of students requesting transfer from other colleges and universities is stipulated in the Admissions section of St. John’s University undergraduate bulletin. Students accepted by The School of Education will receive an evaluation of their transfer record listing the courses applicable to their program of study at St. John’s University. Only courses with grades of C or better will be considered for transfer. Accepted students to The School of Education will be notified of their acceptance by the office of Transfer Student Services in order to schedule an advisement appointment to review their approved transfer credits and academic program per the dean.
Transfer applicants are admitted to the Pharm.D. on a space-available basis only. Transfer students upon admission, will have freshman standing regardless of the number of transfer credits (in special circumstances, exceptions may apply). Because of the extremely competitive entrance requirements and high retention rate, this program rarely admits transfer applicants (internal or external) Selected Transfer applicants must complete an in-person interview. A student transferring from another college or university must present the following:
Transfer students must meet University requirements in the areas of Philosophy and Theology.
Candidates for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, Physician Assistant Program, Radiologic Sciences Program, and Toxicology Program must meet the University requirements for Admission to Advanced Standing. Credit for comparable courses in the pre-professional sequence will be granted. No credit is allowed for professional courses taken in other than an affiliated institution.
The general university policy for students requesting transfer from other colleges and universities is stipulated in the Admissions section of this bulletin. Students accepted by the College of Professional Studies will receive an evaluation of their transfer record listing the courses applicable to their requested program of study.
Basis for Awarding Credit from American Institutions
To be considered for possible credit, coursework should:
Basis for Awarding Credit from Foreign Institutions
For credit from foreign institutions, students are requested to provide a World Education Service (WES) evaluation or a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) evaluation before transfer credits will be awarded.
Maximum Amount of Transfer Credit Applied
Below are the maximum credit totals for transfer credits applied to the programs offered through the College of Professional Studies:
Course Waivers for Transfer Students:
The College of Professional Studies will honor the following course waivers for transfer students. Please note: these are not credit waivers. Students must fulfill all credit requirements by completing general electives in place of the waived courses.
Transfer students with associate’s degrees must complete 12 additional credits in general electives to fulfill the required amount of credits for these courses.