Transfer to Saint Anselm College

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Applying to Saint Anselm College

We welcome non-nursing applications from transfer students for both the fall and spring semesters. We know the process of applying as a transfer student can be overwhelming. For more information about transfer admission, please contact Rich Parez, Senior Assistant Director of Admission at

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Transfer Talks

The Transfer Talks program is an opportunity for you to discuss the transfer process at Saint Anselm College and have your questions answered in a one-on-one meeting with Rich Parez, Senior Assistant Director of Admission. These 30-minute sessions can be held on our beautiful hilltop campus, over the phone or via Zoom.

Credit Evaluation Process

Transfer credit is awarded for a course at a previous college/university if the student has earned a grade of C or higher, and there is an equivalent course offered here at Saint Anselm College. Up to 64 credits can be accepted in the transfer process. A student must complete a half of the courses required for their major while at Saint Anselm College.

Saint Anselm College maintains a transfer equivalency database so that students may check to see if a course they have taken at their current or previous institution has been evaluated for transfer credit. This database does not reflect all courses that may transfer, just courses that have been previously evaluated. 

Preliminary credit evaluations are completed for all transfer students admitted to Saint Anselm College. You will receive a copy of your credit evaluation with your offer of admission or shortly thereafter. An official credit evaluation is completed once you enroll at the college. In order for the Registrar's Office to complete your official credit evaluation, all final transcripts must be submitted.

If you have any questions about credit evaluations, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Transfer Application Materials

In order to be reviewed for transfer admission, applicants will need to submit the following materials.

  • Admission Application

    You can choose to submit either the Saint Anselm application or the Common Application. Please note that we do not accept nursing transfer applications for either fall or spring semesters.

  • $50 Application Fee or Fee Waiver


    A $50 fee is required with each application. Saint Anselm College will waive the $50 application fee for the following students:

    • Visitors to Campus: Register today for an official visit before you submit your application and your fee will be waived. Students will receive details regarding the waiver within 24 hours of the conclusion of their visit.  
    • First Generation Domestic and International Students: For this purpose, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. All other applicants can contact their school counselor to see if they are eligible for an application fee waiver.


  • Official College and High School Transcripts

    Official College Transcript(s)
    College transcripts need to be submitted from every college/university you have attended.

    Official Final High School Transcript
    Your high school transcript needs to be submitted directly from your high school. The transcript should include final grades from 9, 10, 11 and 12. It should also include your date of graduation. The high school transcript requirement is waived if you have earned an associate degree prior to enrolling at Saint Anselm College.

  • Transfer College Report

    The transfer college report is required so that we can learn more about where you are coming from. To be considered official, the report must be completed by a college official. We require that a report is submitted from your current or most recent institution.

    Download the Transfer College Report (PDF/529KB)


  • OPTIONAL: Official SAT I or ACT Results

    We are test optional.

    SAT code: 3748
    ACT code: 2522


  • OPTIONAL: Fine Arts Portfolio

    If you are interested in applying for our fine arts program or would like to share your visual or performance art talent, you have the option to submit a portfolio of your work to be evaluated with your application. Saint Anselm College partners with SlideRoom, which integrates with the Common Application. To create a portfolio, you can use the link embedded in the Common Application or you can create an account through Slideroom. If you are applying after February 1, you should submit your portfolio via email to