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The College Tour
It’s here! The College Tour: St. Edward’s TV show is now available to view on our YouTube channel. Our 30-minute episode takes you on a fabulous tour of our beautiful campus in Austin while getting to know St. Edward’s in the best way possible — through stories shared by our outstanding students.
We offer a personalized education from start to finish, and we can’t wait to see where you’ll go.
At St. Edward’s, we want you to live fully and learn purposefully. Here, you’re more than just a student. You’ll have a chance to become a researcher, an artist or entrepreneur (or maybe all three). You’ll find close friends, killer internships and life-changing volunteer work. A professor becomes a mentor for life.
Plus, you’ll have the support of a dedicated transfer success coach. They’ll learn about your interests and goals, and help you map out a path to guide you through your years on the hilltop and beyond.
Your road to success starts with your application, and our transfer support team is ready to help you — including making sure all of your credits transfer seamlessly. Check out the academic scholarships we offer transfer students. We’ll automatically consider you for them when you apply to St. Edward’s. No additional application required.
And did you know we now accept Core Complete? Read more details on our Core Complete FAQ page.
Fall Final Application Deadline: July 1
International Students - Foreign Credential Evaluation
International transfer students who apply from universities outside the United States are required to submit their university transcripts for a course-by-course Foreign Credential Evaluation. Students may use any NACES accredited company for this service. SpanTran provides a discount to prospective St. Edward's students who apply for this evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What GPA do I need to transfer?
Transfer admission requires a minimum GPA of 2.5. The applicant’s essay and most recent coursework weigh heavily on transfer admission decisions.
How many of my credits will transfer to St. Edward’s University?
St. Edward’s accepts up to 66 hours of junior college or community college credit and up to 90 hours of university credit (including dual credit courses completed in high school). All coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better to transfer. The last 30 hours and at least half of your major coursework must be taken at St. Edward’s.
Complete the Preliminary Degree Plan Request and send us your transcripts so we can evaluate what credits will transfer to St. Edward’s. You can drop them off at our office or email, fax or mail them to us. The evaluation will be emailed back to you.
Will St. Edward’s need my high school transcript and test scores?
Applicants with fewer than 30 earned hours of college credit must submit an official high school transcript. ACT and SAT scores are optional, and you can read more about our test-optional policy here. If you have completed college-level English Composition I and II with a grade of C or higher, you do not need to send SAT or ACT scores. For more help, contact an admission counselor.
When should I begin my transfer plan to St. Edward’s?
The sooner, the better. We want to build a relationship with you as early as possible in your academic career so we can help you select transferable courses. Get started by scheduling a campus tour and meeting with our transfer admission counselor.
When should I apply for admission to St. Edward’s?
Transfer admission decisions can be made up to one year before you plan to transfer. It’s best to apply at the beginning of the last semester you plan to attend another college. This allows ample time for us to review your application. It also gives you enough time to apply for financial aid.
How can I prepare financially for my transfer to St. Edward’s?
We’ll partner with you and your family to make a St. Edward’s education affordable. You can help by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and having the results sent to St. Edward’s. Be sure to include our federal school code, 003621. Plan to apply for admission to St. Edward’s by our priority application deadline to increase your chance of receiving financial aid. You can also get an estimate of your scholarships and grants and the cost of your St. Edward’s education by using our Scholarship Calculator for transfer students.
Does St. Edward’s offer scholarships for transfer students?
Traditional transfer students are automatically reviewed for scholarships during the application process. Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, successful full-time enrollment and 30 hours of college credit at the time of application qualify for consideration. Members of Phi Theta Kappa who meet the above criteria may be eligible for an additional award.
How can I make sure St. Edward’s is the right school for me?
Get an insider’s view of campus by scheduling a student-led tour and meeting with our transfer admission counselor. If you want a more in-depth visit, including the chance to attend a class and have a meal in the dining hall, please contact our Office of Admission at 512-448-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professors really care about their students and want us to succeed. St. Edward’s is small enough that you have close relationships with your professors but big enough that you get the social aspects of a bigger college. It’s a good balance.Kaylee Lile '20