Applying to SHU: Transfer

Where Do You Begin?

Thank you for your interest in transferring to Sacred Heart University. Below you will find more information that will help guide you through the transfer process from start to finish. If you have any questions as you are working through the admission process, feel free to reach out to one of our transfer counselors.

Quick info about being a Transfer student
Who is considered a transfer student? Any student that has taken college credit after high school graduation
Are there a minimum number of credits I need to have in order to transfer? No, there is no minimum number of credits that you have to have to transfer in. The maximum is 66 credits from a two-year school and 90 credits from a four-year school.
What if I have previously been enrolled at SHU? If you have previously been enrolled as a SHU student, left to take classes at another school, and are looking to come back to SHU you are considered a transfer student.

Schedule a Visit to Campus

In the spirit of community that remains such a vital part of life at SHU, we believe that spending time on campus with our faculty, staff, and current students is the best way to get a full understanding of all aspects of living and learning at SHU.

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Visit Us

Curtis Hall
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Parking available in front of the building

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

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Mailing Address

Sacred Heart University
Undergraduate Admissions
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Fax: 203-590-5739

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they become complete. Our priority deadlines are in place to ensure we have enough time to get you back financial aid information along with a credit evaluation, if applicable.

Fall 2019

Priority application deadline is May 1st

Spring 2020

Priority application deadline is December 1st

All applications that are submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on an individual basis depending on space available. If you would like to contact an admission counselor before you apply, feel free to do so.

Contact an Admissions Counselor

Full-time transfer students

Amanda Wagner
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Tel: 203-257-9799

Full-time transfer students
Part-time students
Nursing students
Visiting students

Kevin Blake
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Tel: 203-257-1670

Application Process

Full-time Transfer Students

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcripts or GED
  • Official AP Scores (if a 4 or 5 received on exam)
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor, counselor, advisor or employer

Part-time Students

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcripts or GED

International Students

Use this link for more information:
International Undergraduate Admissions

Complete an online application

Nursing Transfer Students

Sacred Heart University College of Nursing does not accept internal or external transfer students to the First Professional Degree Program. 

SHU has recently acquired St. Vincent's College in Bridgeport, CT.  Qualified applicants are admitted to the Associate Degree Program in Nursing. A graduate from this program is eligible to take the NCLEX RN licensure exam. Please contact the St. Vincent's College admissions office to learn more (203-396-6267). 

Sacred Heart University College of Nursing offers an online program for RNs to complete a BSN degree. If you already have the RN license, please call (877-791-7181) to learn more about applying for the online RN-BSN degree program.

Visiting Students


If you are a student looking to take classes and are not working towards a Sacred Heart degree you are considered a visiting student. For more information, fill out this Visiting Student Form.

Once you have created your account via the Visiting Student Form above, you will receive a confirmation with the part time undergraduate registration form attached to it. Completely fill out both sides of this form and fax back to 203-365-4458 or scan and email to

Credit Evaluations

Sacred Heart University has a very liberal credit transfer policy. A maximum of sixty-six (66) credits may be applied to a baccalaureate degree from a two-year college and a maximum of ninety (90) credits may be applied from a four-year college or university. The overall number of courses needed for a degree may exceed 120 credits.

If you’ve already earned 60 credits or more at another institution, we will waive our foundational core. CIT 202 Seminar will not be waived. In order for credits to be accepted by the University, the student must receive a C or better in the course.

Your credit evaluation will be completed by our Registrar’s Office after you are accepted to the University and will be either mailed or emailed to you once completed. These credits will be put on your official transcript at Sacred Heart once all official college transcripts have been received and you have registered for classes at Sacred Heart. Visit the Transfer Credit Evaluation website for more details about this process.

Financial Aid

Once you are accepted into Sacred Heart University, go to SHUawards. To activate your account, enter your seven-digit Student ID number found at the top of your acceptance letter and follow the prompts to create your PIN. This will allow you to monitor your award, review required information, and pending documents or forms.

To contact the Financial Aid office:

Tel: 203-371-7980 
Fax: 203-365-7608 
Curtis Hall Room #101

Allow 7-10 business days for your information to be sent from admissions to the financial aid office.