Transfer Students

Your college years play a critical part in your career, life and the person you will become.

We invite you to visit Saint Leo University. Talk to our faculty, tour our beautiful campus. But most importantly, talk to our students. You'll hear a common theme: "The Saint Leo University experience has helped make me a better person."

Am I a Transfer Student?

You are classified as a transfer student if you have previously registered at any other college or university as a matriculated student, regardless of the amount of time spent in attendance or credit earned. If you have earned college credits prior to receiving your high school diploma or equivalent, you are not considered a transfer student.

Students are classified according to the number of credits earned. Listed below are the requirements for the respective classifications:

  • Freshman: Fewer than 30 earned credits
  • Sophomore: At least 30 and fewer than 60 earned credits
  • Junior: At least 60 and fewer than 90 earned credits
  • Senior: At least 90 earned credits
  • Special: Non-degree-seeking

Admission Process

We've made the transfer process as easy as possible for you. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Transfer priority application deadline for Spring students is November 1. Transfer priority application deadline for Fall students is April 1.

Transfer applicants should submit the following materials to the Office of Admission.

  1. Application
    Apply online, or download, complete and return the Application Form. The Common Application is also accepted and may be completed online after August 1.
  2. Official College Transcript
    Submit an official transcript from each institution attended, covering all collegiate-level work completed. Good standing at each institution is required. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Saint Leo University in a sealed envelope. Download Transfer Student Transcript Release Form. If you have less than 24 college credits, we will also need your official high school transcripts. Download a High School Transcript Release Authorization Form.
  3. Recommendation
    The recommendation must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the Dean of Students or equivalent at your current institution. Download Transfer Student Recommendation Form.
  4. Financial Aid & Payment Options
  5. Determine how you plan to pay for your Saint Leo experience. If using Financial Aid, complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible after January 1.

Application, recommendation and transcripts can be sent to:

Office of Admissions, MC2008
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574
Fax: (352) 588-8257

Next Steps

Once your application forms and other required records are complete and in proper order, your application will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for evaluation.

Students are strongly encouraged to visit the campus. Interviews are not required, but a visit enables you to talk with an admission counselor, tour the campus, visit classes, and meet faculty and students. Schedule your campus visit today. You may also want to attend one of our Upcoming Events.

Transferring Credits?

Learn more about Saint Leo University's transfer credit policies.

Phi Theta Kappa/Merit Based Scholarships

For the 2017-2018 school year, you may be eligible to receive an academic scholarship of up to $8,000 per academic year to attend Saint Leo University (valid only for students who elect to attend the University Campus in Saint Leo, Florida). For more information, please contact Misty Rhoden by e-mail at or by phone at (800) 334-5532 or (352) 588-8303.