Transfer Admission

Assistance for Saint Joseph's College students

The thoughts and prayers of the Saint Xavier University community are with faculty, staff and students of Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind. In the spirit of our Mercy heritage and tradition, Saint Xavier University offers our assistance and service to Saint Joseph's students who are looking to continue their education. Saint Xavier University has a long history of service to transfer students. We value the time and commitment you've invested in your college studies thus far, and we know that you seek a transfer partner that provides a quality educational experience at an affordable cost.

It is with this understanding in mind that we've developed transfer-friendly opportunities for all prospective transfer students. We pledge to be generous in our transfer credit as well as our financial assistance; in fact, we believe you'll find our financial aid package comparable to your aid package at Saint Joseph's. The following information identifies services available to all transfer students as well as additional services in place to assist Saint Joseph's students during their period of transition.

We will continually update this page as plans evolve, so we encourage you to check back frequently as new information becomes available.

Scholarships/Financial Assistance

Transfer Merit Scholarships

All full-time transfer students are awarded a Transfer Merit Scholarship based on their cumulative college grade point average. Scholarships range from $10,000 to $17,000 per academic year and are renewable each year a student is enrolled full time in good academic standing. There is no special application process for Transfer Merit Scholarships. Simply follow the application process below, and your scholarship will be determined when your application is reviewed for admission. For an estimate of your Transfer Merit Scholarship eligibility, contact the Office of Admission at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798), or to speak with a transfer admission counselor.

Residence Hall Award

Transfer students who elect to live in on-campus housing will receive a Residence Hall Award of $2,000 per academic year. The Residence Hall Award is in addition to the Transfer Merit Scholarship as well as any other financial assistance for which you are eligible as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (Note: Student athletes receiving SXU athletic scholarships are not eligible for the Residence Hall Award.)

Need-Based Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA in order to determine eligibility for federal, state and institutional need-based financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online, and Saint Xavier University's school code is 001768.

Saint Joseph's Core Coursework

Saint Joseph's core coursework will transfer to Saint Xavier University as noted in the chart below. Many other Saint Joe's courses will transfer; Saint Xavier is prepared to be generous in our transfer credit to assist Saint Joe's students in completing their degree in a timely manner.

Requirement SJC Course Saint Joseph's College Title Credit Hours SXU Course Saint Xavier University Title Credit Hours
FR Seminar COR 001 Freshmen Seminar 1 TRANS 100 Transitions 1
Core 1 COR 110 The Contemporary Situation 3 ENGL 120 Rhetoric and Writing 3
Core 1 COR 111 The Contemporary Situation 3 SOC 188 Sociology 3
Core 2 COR 120 The Modern World 3 ENGL 154 Introduction to Literature 3
Core 2 COR 121 The Modern World 3 POLSC 188 Political Science 3
Core 3 COR 230 Roots of Western Civilization 6 HIST 101 World History 3
Core 3 COR 230 Roots of Western Civilization   PHIL 140 The Examined Life 3
Core 4 COR 240 The Christian Impact on Western Civ. 6 ART 188 Art 3
Core 4 COR 240 The Christian Impact on Western Civ.   RELST 188 Religious Studies 3
Core 5 COR 350 Humanity in the Universe 3 BIOL 188 Biology 3
Core 6 COR 360 Humanity in the Universe 3 PHSCI 188 Physical Science 3
Core 7 COR 370 Intercultural Studies 3 ANTH 188 Anthropology 3
Core 8 COR 380 Intercultural Studies 3 HIST 188 History (various cultures) 3
Core 9 COR 490 Toward Christian Humanism 6 PHIL 200 Ethics 3
Core 10 COR 490 Toward Christian Humanism   RELST 188 Religious Studies 3

Application Process for Saint Joseph's Students

Contact Information

Saint Xavier University
Office of Admission

3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Meet your admission counselor for direct contact information for SXU's transfer admission counselors.