Transfer Applicants

Applying to Seton Hall as a transfer student is easy and you will get the personal attention you deserve. We know you have worked hard for your credits and we do not want you to lose time or money. That’s why we accept up to 90 transferable credits as long as you have earned a C or better in non-remedial or vocational courses. Admitted students receive personalized academic advisement and degree planning assistance through our Academic Success and Transfer Student Center.

You can apply using Seton Hall’s online application or the Common Application. The application fee is $55.

Application Materials for Transfer Students
  • Complete an application (Deadlines: August 1 for the Fall Semester or December 1 for the Spring Semester)
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Submit official transcripts for all colleges/universities. Please have them sent by mail to Office of Admissions, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
    • If you have earned fewer than 24 college level credits (excluding developmental or ESL classes), you need to submit official high school transcripts for all schools attended.
How Seton Hall identifies a Transfer Student

A student is considered a transfer student if he or she has attempted (does not need to have earned) more than 6 college level credits after high school graduation. If a student has attempted 6 or less college level credits after high school graduation, Seton Hall will consider this student an incoming freshman student.

Contact Us

Sarah Blackburn
(973) 275-2572

Transfer Application Review Process

Seton Hall uses a rolling admissions process. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning in early January for the Fall Semester and early November for the Spring Semester.

In general, Seton Hall admits students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of above 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at an accredited institution of higher learning. Note: certain majors may require a higher GPA. Students interested in Nursing must have above a 3.5 to be admitted as a nursing major. Students with a 3.2-3.49 GPA will be admitted as a pre-nursing major.

Transfer Credits

You should submit all official transcripts for all college-level credit you have earned to the Office of Admissions. We will evaluate your transfer credits and provide you with an advanced standing credit evaluation via mail. We will accept up to 90 transferable credits from non-remedial, non-vocational courses for which you earned a C or better.

Nursing students: If you earned a B or better in a science course from an accredited 4-year institution, you will receive credit for the equivalent Seton Hall course. All other science courses will transfer in as general elective credit, provided they meet the general credit transfer criteria above.

For information on transferring credits from a New Jersey community college, visit

Transfer Scholarships

Incoming transfer students are automatically considered for our Transfer Scholarships. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000 per year. Transfer students are eligible for scholarships if they have a 3.0 GPA and enroll full-time at Seton Hall University.

Visit NJ Transfer for a list of course equivalencies between Seton Hall and New Jersey Community Colleges.

Need-Based Aid

In addition, transfer students are encouraged to file the FAFSA to determine if they qualify for need-based aid in addition to any merit awards.

Member of Phi Theta Kappa?

Transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are automatically awarded an additional $2,000 scholarship. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership, is required.