Transfer Students

Combine medical knowledge and a passion for helping others at St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University, where you can complete your degree in a dynamic health services field.

Each of our programs is designed to prepare you for a specialized career in healthcare in less time and at lower cost than traditional, four-year college programs. If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future, the SVC at SHU associate degree will give you advanced placement in many programs.

The admissions team works closely with transfer applicants to identify academic pathways based on each student’s educational and professional background. We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office to discuss the options available to you.

Achieve Your Educational Goals

  • Earn an associate degree
  • Become a licensed RN or certified radiologist in as few as four semesters
  • Get admitted directly to your major, provided you fulfill general education requirements
  • Receive a preliminary transcript review after you apply
  • Transfer eligible college credits toward general education requirements
  • Complete any outstanding general education requirements at SVC at SHU
  • Utilize student life resources that enhance your education and hone your job-search skills

Admission Criteria

The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, taking into account each student’s personal situation and demonstrated potential for success at SVC at SHU. The application review includes an analysis of academic preparation, including high school and college transcripts, coursework rigor and selected grades in Math and Science, as well as life experiences such as professional skills training and military experience.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Attended or received credit from a regionally accredited college or university

Application Checklist

To apply for a degree program, the following application materials are required:

  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript*, or GED
  • Official college transcripts*
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or employer
  • Interview with an admissions counselor

*Applicants may submit an unofficial transcript to expedite review of the application while the official transcript request is in process.

Application Deadlines

Spring Application Deadline: December 1
Early Action Deadline: January 15
Priority Application Deadline: May 1

Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.

Courses Eligible for Transfer

Up to 36 eligible credits** may be transferred toward general education requirements for the associate degree, if credit and grade minimums are met. All major courses must be taken at St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University.

English Composition 3 credits, C+ or better
General Psychology 3 credits, C or better
Information Systems (Rad) /

Lifespan Development Psychology (Nur)


3 credits, C or better

Introduction to Sociology 3 credits, C or better
College Algebra** 3 credits, C+ or better and taken within 10 years of application
Ethics 3 credits, C or better
Physics (Rad) / Microbiology (Nur) 4 credits, B- or better
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits, B- or better
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits, B- or better
Humanities 3 credits, C or better
World Religions 3 credits, C or better

**Effective for A.S. Nursing applications to Spring 2020 and following terms, Math for Health Sciences is required to be completed at SVC at SHU.

More Information

Admitted students must complete a health clearance, as well as pass a criminal background check and drug screen, in order to register for classes. Instructions on completing this clearance are provided upon receipt of the enrollment deposit.

Nursing students must pass the TEAS Test before enrolling in Nursing 101. A passing score is as follows:

  • Adjusted individual total score of 60% or higher (effective for applications to Fall 2019 and following terms)

Contact Us

SVC at SHU Office of Admissions
svcadmissions@sacredheart.eduOffice Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
Mailing Address (for transcripts):
St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University
Office of Admissions
75 Hunting Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606