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Transfer Applicants

Applying to Seton Hall as a transfer student is easy and you will get the personal attention you deserve. We know you have worked hard for your credits and we do not want you to lose time or money. That’s why we accept up to 90 transferable credits as long as you have earned a C or better in non-remedial, non-vocational courses. Admitted students receive personalized academic advisement and degree planning assistance through our Transfer Center.

If you would like to see which of your credits will transfer to Seton Hall, please use our Transfer Course Equivalency tool.

Transfer Application Deadlines:
  • Fall (Priority Consideration): June 1
  • Fall (Regular Decision): August 1
  • Spring: December 1

How Seton Hall identifies a Transfer Student

An incoming transfer student is defined as a student who has attempted 6 or more credits after high school graduation. If during the first semester of the student’s enrollment in at least 6 credits at another institution (after high school graduation), the student withdraws from courses within the first few weeks (with no failing or incomplete grades on their transcript), this student will still be considered a transfer student. However, no credits or GPA will be available. In this instance, the Transfer Counselor may determine if a transfer scholarship can be assessed without a transfer GPA.

You can apply using Seton Hall’s online application. The application fee is $55 (non-refundable).

Application Materials for Transfer Students 

  • Complete an application (Fall Deadlines: June 1 for Priority Consideration, August 1 for Regular Decision. Spring Deadline: December 1)
  • Pay the $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Submit official transcripts for all colleges/universities. Please have them sent by mail to Office of Admissions, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079
    • If you have earned fewer than 24 college-level credits (excluding developmental or ESL classes), you need to submit official high school transcripts for all high schools attended.

Test Scores

While SAT/ACT scores are not required for transfer applicants, applicants to Nursing and Education programs may benefit from submitting their SAT or ACT scores for tests taken within the last five years.

Contact Us

For questions or concerns regarding the Transfer Admissions process, please contact:

Lauren Kittredge
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Transfer Students
(973) 275-2572

For questions or concerns after you have been admitted to Seton Hall (i.e. in regard to registering for classes, transfer credit equivalencies, etc), please contact:

The Transfer Student Center
(973) 275-2387

You can also visit our Welcome page for Admitted Transfer students for more information about your next steps after being admitted.

Transfer Application Review Process

Seton Hall uses a rolling admissions process. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning in early January for the Fall Semester and early November for the Spring Semester.

In general, Seton Hall admits students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of above 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at an accredited institution of higher learning. Note: certain majors may require a higher GPA. Students interested in Nursing must have a 3.5 or above to be admitted as a nursing major. Students with a 2.5-3.49 GPA will be admitted as an undecided major in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Transfer Credits

You should submit all official transcripts for all college-level credit you have earned to the Office of Admissions. We will evaluate your transfer credits and provide you with an advanced standing credit evaluation via mail. We will accept up to 90 transferable credits from non-remedial, non-vocational courses for which you earned a C or better.

If you would like to see which of your credits will transfer to Seton Hall, please use our Transfer Course Equivalency tool.

Nursing students: If you earned a B or better in a science course from an accredited 4-year institution, you will receive credit for the equivalent Seton Hall course. All other science courses will transfer in as general elective credit, provided they meet the general credit transfer criteria above.

Transfer Placement Tests

If you have not earned a C or better for college English or math at a non-remedial level, you may be required to take placement tests prior to the start of the semester, though some students are exempt based on their SAT or ACT scores. For more information about placement tests for transfer students, contact the Transfer Center at or (973) 275-2387.

Transfer Scholarships

Incoming transfer students are automatically considered for our Transfer Scholarships. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000 per year. Transfer students are eligible for scholarships if they have a 3.0 GPA and enroll full-time at Seton Hall University.

If you would like to see which of your credits will transfer to Seton Hall, please use our Transfer Course Equivalency tool.

Need-Based Aid

In addition, transfer students are encouraged to file the FAFSA to determine if they qualify for need-based aid in addition to any merit awards.

Member of Phi Theta Kappa?

Transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are automatically awarded an additional $2,000 scholarship. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership, is required.

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