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
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
View your Financial Aid offer via your SCU application portal.
|Available within one week after receiving your admission decision|
Register for Academic Advising & Enrollment
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.
Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
|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: scu.edu/modernlanguages 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.
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
|Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statement available August 1.
|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 scu.edu/cowell/insurance if you have your own insurance.
|Priority deadline - July 26; Final deadline - September 23|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After 10 years working in college access in both the high school and university setting, Adrian has come to value the importance of educational equality and helping students understand that there isn't one linear path to achieving the dream of a college education.