Applying to SHU: Transfer

Where Do You Begin?

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Sacred Heart University
Undergraduate Admissions
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Full time transfer inquiries:

Part time inquiries:

Erin Murphy
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Tel: 203-257-9799

Kevin Blake
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Tel: 203-257-1670

Elyano Nascimento
Part Time Admissions Counselor
Tel: 475-225-0057




Thank you for your interest in transferring to Sacred Heart University. Below you will find more information that will help guide you through the transfer process from start to finish. If you have any questions as you are working through the admission process, please feel free to reach out to one of the transfer counselors.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2018

 Priority application deadline is December 1 

Fall 2018 

 Priority application deadline is May 1





Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be handled on an individual basis. Please reach out to an admissions counselor before you apply to check on the availability.

Application Process

Full Time Transfer Students

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcripts or GED
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor, counselor, advisor or employer

Part Time Transfer Students

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcripts or GED

International Students

Nursing Program Transfer Students

We are at capacity for the incoming nursing class for this fall. If you are interested in our nursing program as a transfer applicant, please complete the nursing survey. All nursing program questions can be directed to Kevin Blake at 203-257-1670 or

Visiting Students


Students who have never taken a course(s) at Sacred Heart University and have not applied to the university must complete the Visiting Student Form.

Once you have created your account via the Visiting Student form above, you will receive a confirmation with the part-time undergraduate registration form attached to it. Completely fill out both sides of this form and fax back to 203-365-4458 or scan and email to

Credit Evaluations

Your credit evaluation will be completed by our Registrar’s Office after you are accepted to the University.  The credit evaluation will be mailed or emailed to you once it is completed. These credits will be put on your official transcript at Sacred Heart once all official final college transcripts have been received and you have registered.

A maximum of sixty-six (66) credits may be applied to a baccalaureate degree from a two-year college and a maximum of ninety (90) credits may be applied from a four-year college or university. The overall number of courses needed for a degree may exceed 120 credits.

If you’ve already earned 60 credits or more at another institution, we will waive our common core. *CIT 202 Seminar will not be waived.

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Financial Aid

Once you are accepted into Sacred Heart University, please go to SHUawards. To activate your account, enter your seven-digit Student ID number found at the top of your acceptance letter and follow the prompts to create your PIN. This will allow you to monitor your award, review required information, and pending documents or forms.

To contact the Financial Aid office:

Tel: 203-371-7980 
Fax: 203-365-7608 
Curtis Hall Room #101

Please allow 7-10 business days for your information to be sent from admissions to the financial aid office.

Schedule a Visit to Campus

In the spirit of community that remains such a vital part of life at SHU, we believe that spending time on campus with our faculty, staff, and current students is the best way to get a full understanding of all aspects of living and learning at SHU. Please click the link below to schedule a visit.

Schedule a visit to campus

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