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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

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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!
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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! 
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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!
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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



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
Accept Financial Aid package via eCampus. 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 via eCampus.

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

June 15 

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.

June - August
Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account. June 24
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. July 1
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.

July 11
Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. July 11
Register for Academic Advising & Course Registration via your SCU application portal.
Reserve one of the several transfer sessions to meet with your academic advisor and register for fall courses. Appointment times are: July 28, 2 p.m - 8:10 p.m. PDT and July 30, 8 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. PDT (
July 14

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

Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by August 1.
August 21
The official start to the academic year begins with Welcome Weekend which is designed for all new students and their families. September 18-19
First day of fall classes! View the 2021-22 undergraduate academic calendar here. September 20
Submit proof of health insurance online via Cowell Center.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at if you have your own insurance.
September 24                        

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 coordinators.

Senior Associate 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.

Assistant Director

Michaela Ahlstrom

Michaela is a former transfer student and graduate of Santa Clara University. Michaela is excited to work with incoming first-year and transfer students and advise students from all backgrounds through the process of accessing higher education.