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Welcome Admitted Transfer Students

We are excited to welcome you to the Bronco family! Please use this site to find all the information you need moving forward. Learn about your Transfer Credit Evaluation, how The Core Curriculum works, Housing options, Study Abroad, Campus Recreation, and much more. Hear directly from representatives of our three academic divisions, and find out how 80% of our students graduate with at least one internship.

At Santa Clara University, we have one of the highest retention rates (95%) and four-year graduation rates (88%) in the country! We educate our students to not only be competent in their respective fields, but also conscientious and compassionate citizens of the world. And now we welcome you into that tradition. Go Broncos!

Transfer Student Spotlights

Matteo R
Navigate here to Matteo Rojas
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA.
Major: Management Information Systems
Why I chose SCU: 
I came across SCU where I knew I'd have the opportunity to engage with professors and peers in class while exploring both the use of computer information systems and analytical decision-making methods applied in organizations.
Julia L 2
Navigate here to Julia Loeger
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
Major: Marketing and Sustainability minor.
Why I chose SCU:  Since I was little I have known I always wanted to study business so knowing SCU has an outstanding business program, small class sizes, professors who have worked in the field they are teaching, and the location of SCU being in the heart of Silicon Valley seemed too good to be true. Secondly, the moment I stepped on campus I knew this place would be my home away from home. Third, the location of SCU is one of the best. You can drive 20 minutes any way and be by the ocean, mountains, small towns or San Francisco. This is perfect when I want a getaway to go camping with my friends or take a morning to go surfing on the weekend. 
Crisol P
Navigate here to Crisol Padilla
Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Major: Biology
Why I chose SCU: The reason why I transferred to SCU is because of its welcoming community. Being here, I feel encouraged to learn as best as I can. I also have a lot of support, especially from LEAD, which really motivates me.
Understanding Your Transfer Credit

Learn about transferring credits at Santa Clara University and how to read your transfer evaluation. As a reminder, please send in your final transcripts for the evaluation of any courses currently in progress.

SCU's Core Curriculum

Learn about Santa Clara's core curriculum for transfer students. Dr. Katie Heintz addresses the three structures associated with the curriculum designed for a liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition and educating the whole person.

College Overview

Check out these overviews for information on our three undergraduate schools. Join us for the live Transfer Admit Day webinar for more transfer specific information.

Arts and Sciences



Virtual Visit

Get a feel for campus and learn more about SCU by watching our student led 360 virtual tour. Our virtual tour spans 106 lush acres with world-renowned gardens and state-of-the-art facilities all surrounding our iconic Mission. You can also visit our Virtual SCU page for more content.

Next Steps

You will need to confirm enrollment, register for an Advising and Enrollment session, submit final transcripts, and complete a handful of other items. Pay close attention to the items below, and you’ll be a Bronco in no time.

What you need to do Deadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

June 15

View your Financial Aid offer via your SCU application portal.

Available within one week after receiving your admission decision

Sign-up for Orientation!

Please refer to the "Requirements" section of the Orientation website for information pertaining to all academic requirements prior to enrolling.

June 23

If you're interested in living on-campus, submit the $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and the Residential Learning Community/Housing Preference Form.

Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

June 30 

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to to register.

June 15

Take the Second-Language Placement Test Survey at least 2 weeks prior to your advising appointment. This placement should be taken if you plan to take a language (other than English) course during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies.  
Go to: for more information about placement and proficiency testing.
Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session
Review your Transfer Credit Report. More Info Here. March - June
For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars.
July 1

Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Prior to your Academic Advising & Enrollment Session
Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. July 11
Submit Immunization Records
August 1
Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statement available August 1.
August 21
Submit proof of health insurance online through the MySCU portal by clicking the Gallagher tile.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at if you have your own insurance.
Priority deadline - July 26; Final deadline - September 23
Word on the street: a multicultural podcast
Navigate here to Office for Multicultural Learning

As a part of the Office of Student Life, the Office for Multicultural Learning is committed to promoting social justice, building bridges across diverse communities, and celebrating differences of students at Santa Clara University. In addition, we advocate for historically underrepresented populations and educate the whole person within the context of Jesuit values.

Three Folkorico dancers perform at a street fair
Navigate here to Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with organizations across campus to foster the University's commitment to the education of the whole person in the Jesuit tradition through support for the recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse community of faculty, staff and students, and through collaborations with other offices to promote academic excellence through a diverse and inclusive campus climate.

Three students pose with a #CelebrateFirstGen sign
Navigate here to LEAD Scholars

The LEAD Scholars Program is a program for first-generation college students (students whose parents did not graduate from a 4-year college or university) focused on academic success and community engagement. The LEAD Scholars Program provides academic and vocational development opportunities, supportive advising, peer mentoring, and community building through a variety of courses, programs, and support networks.

San Francisco Bay Bridge at night
Navigate here to International Students and Scholars

International students choose SCU for a term or year or for their full degree. Students tell us they appreciate SCU’s academic quality and opportunities to explore the liberal arts and sciences – even while they pursue a degree in an area like Business or Engineering.

A SCU student picks up another student in celebration outside residential living
Navigate here to Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement provides students with a variety of ways to explore leadership opportunities, try new experiences, continue pursuing current interests, gain valuable skills, learn about themselves, and meet others.

Undergraduate students walking in the campus
Navigate here to Off Campus Living and Housing

We are here to help students in their transition to off campus living and to be a resource for those living in the local neighborhood. 

SCU students playing intramural rugby
Navigate here to Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is committed to the Jesuit concept of educating the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Campus Recreation seeks to fulfill this commitment by enriching the lives of students, faculty and staff through a broad scope of recreational, educational, and competitive programming.

Underwater shot of a student scuba diver
Navigate here to Study Abroad

For students of all majors and career goals, studying abroad sets the stage for learning and building connections for your future. Roughly 25% of SCU students study abroad for a quarter, semester or summer program. 

Drahmann Center Success for Every Student
Navigate here to Drahmann Academic Advising

The John B. Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources Center serves as the central location for Core advising, as well as advising for Undeclared students. Every student is also assigned a faculty advisor from their academic department. 

Student Life Resources

Find information and links that will help guide you in the next steps, including events and programs specifically for admitted transfer students

Have questions? Reach out to our transfer student admission counselors.


AJ Howell-Williams

A former transfer student and athlete, A.J. oversees the Transfer process and is the Admission liaison for Athletics recruitment. An admission veteran, A.J. has worked in higher education for over a decade and is also a published author.

Admission Counselor

Junesse Andaya

A former transfer student, Junesse is committed as an admission counselor to helping students in their pursuit of higher education.