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Mark your calendar and sign-up for Transfer Admit Day on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 9:00AM - 1:00PM PDT. There will be a Core Overview, Academic Advising sessions, Resource Fair, Campus Tour, and more!

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

Navigate here to Barbara Baptista
Navigate here to Barbara Baptista
Barbara Baptista
Hometown: San Jose, CA.
Major: Sociology and Ethnic Studies minor.
Why I chose SCU: I chose SCU because of the comprehensive and challenging academics and research opportunities!
Navigate here to Elyssa Saldivar
Navigate here to Elyssa Saldivar
Elyssa Saldivar
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Communication
Why I chose SCU: It's a great school with a strong alumni network and a beautiful campus. When I got the chance to transfer and receive a high quality education  that is also close to home I knew I had to take that opportunity as soon as I could! 
Navigate here to Madison Perez
Navigate here to Madison Perez
Madison Perez
Hometown: King City, CA
Major: Psychology
Why I Chose SCU: I chose SCU because I feel strongly about the values held here, and I also appreciated the sense of community. I am beyond happy with my decision and experience!
Navigate here to Jocelyne (Joce) Pulido
Navigate here to Jocelyne (Joce) Pulido
Jocelyne (Joce) Pulido
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Studio Art
MinorInnovation, Design Thinking, & Entrepreneurial Mindset
Why you chose SCU: I chose to attend SCU because of the welcoming community, rigorous academics, and small class environment, all while being located in the Silicon Valley. 

Understanding Your Transfer Credit

Learn about transferring credits at Santa Clara University and how to read your eCampus transfer evaluation report. 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.

Financial Aid Overview

SCU's own financial counselors Stefani Blanco and Andrea Kwong host a financial aid overview in this video. Topics that are covered include EFC, cost of attendance, grants and scholarships, and other forms of aid.

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

Engineering

Business

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 orientation, 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 doDeadline

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

June 15

Register for Academic Advising & Course Registration
Reserve one of the several sessions to meet with your academic advisor and register for fall courses. (scu.edu/drahmann/newly-admitted-/)
International students are also required to attend the International Student Welcome (scu.edu/isw).

June 15

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. 

https://www.scu.edu/living/how-do-i/apply-for-housing/transfer-students/

June 15 

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register.

June 15

Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account.

June 21
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. Learn more. Feb- June
Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus.
scu.edu/orientation/requirements/calculus/
July 1
For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars.
scu.edu/i20
July 1

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

Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session
Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. July 11

Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

July-August                        
Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by August 1.
August 21
Submit proof of health insurance online to Cowell Center.
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.
September 23
Upload immunization records through the MySCU Portal/
scu.edu/cowell/student-health-services/immunizations/
September 23                         
Navigate here to Watch the Video Office for Multicultural Learning
Navigate here to Watch the Video Office for Multicultural Learning
Navigate here to Watch the Video Office for Multicultural Learning
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.

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Navigate here to Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Navigate here to Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Navigate here to Office for Diversity and Inclusion
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.

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Navigate here to Watch the Video LEAD Scholars
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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.

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Navigate here to Watch the Video International Students and Scholars
Navigate here to Watch the Video International Students and Scholars
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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.

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Navigate here to Watch the Video Center for Student Involvement
Navigate here to Watch the Video Center for Student Involvement
Navigate here to Watch the Video Center for Student Involvement
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.

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Navigate here to Watch the Video Off Campus Living and Housing
Navigate here to Watch the Video Off Campus Living and Housing
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. 



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Navigate here to Watch the Video Campus Recreation
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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.

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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. 


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Navigate here to Watch the Video Drahmann Academic Advising
Navigate here to Watch the Video Drahmann Academic Advising
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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. 

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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 coordinator.

Director

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.