Sacred Heart University’s St. Vincent’s College (SVC) prepares students to become healthcare professionals and community citizens. Our mission-driven associate degrees and certificate programs culminate in career-ready medical training and a commitment to serving others.

SVC’s associate degree and certificate programs are designed to meet the needs of students at any stage in their education, from first-time and transfer college students to continuing education students. Serving a commuter population exclusively, SVC is preparing students to become the healthcare leaders of tomorrow in local and neighboring communities.

Given its affiliation with many area hospitals and healthcare facilities, Sacred Heart affords SVC students ample access to practical clinical experience and expertise that enhance classroom learning. Graduates are ready for entry-level careers in healthcare and consistently earn high employer satisfaction ratings. 

Ready to take the next step?

DateApplication Deadline
November 1 Spring priority
May 1 Fall priority

Applications will be accepted on a rolling, space-available basis after the priority deadline.

Required Information Session

An on-campus Information Session with the Admissions team is a unique opportunity to learn how you can reach your potential with SVC. Following the session, you have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with your Admissions counselor, if you are a degree program applicant who has already submitted the application. Schedule your appointment by calling 203-396-6267 or visiting our calendar.

Or you may attend an SVC Open House to learn more about SVC from faculty, current students and staff. Register for an upcoming Open House on Saturday, February 8, or Saturday, April 25.

Choose Your Path

First-Time College Students

If you have graduated high school, or will soon, St. Vincent's College is an exciting next step for career-ready credentials and lifelong learning skills.

Transfer Students

Whether you have taken one college course or already completed a first degree, your college credits could transfer for advanced standing at St. Vincent's College.


As a licensed practical nurse, you can earn your associate degree in nursing and expand your professional credentials in as little as one year.

Certificate Students

St. Vincent's College offers certificates in a variety of healthcare areas, designed to help you attain your professional goals.

Questions? Contact Us

If you have questions about the application process and admission requirements, contact a member of our SVC admissions team:  

Megan Pollock
Director of Admissions

Olivia Bosson
Assistant Director of Admissions