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Transfer Profile


As Maine’s only Catholic college, Saint Joseph’s provides a values-centered education that serves the student—and the world. Our transfer population is an important part of the Saint Joseph’s College community, and one that we continue to try and expand. Transfer students bring a unique perspective, including their past experiences and a sense of maturity that help make Saint Joseph’s a better place for students to grow. 


Academics
When you step into a classroom at Saint Joseph’s College, you’re truly getting personal attention. Most classes have only 20–25 students, and our student-faculty ratio is 12:1. Professors offer not only their expertise but also a part of themselves. You’ll feel important at Saint Joseph’s, like your future matters to the people supporting you in your time here. 

Saint Joseph’s offers more than 40 majors and concentrations based on a strong liberal arts foundation. Study Away is offered through the International Student Exchange Program and Council on International Education Exchange.

Academics at Saint Joseph’s are complemented by a culture where values and service are important. Many students roll up their sleeves and make a difference in someone’s life through community service, where students integrate academic knowledge with hands-on community work.

Students acquire valuable real-world experience through faculty-sponsored field research or workplace internships, helping students develop professional contacts. Our Career Services Center works closely with students to find internships and learn about time management, study skills, and test-taking strategies. Graduating seniors receive one-on-one résumé and interview counseling.

Transferring
We want to make this transition as easy for you as possible! That is why transfer students can transfer in up to 95 credits. Our registrar’s office will send out preliminary credit evaluations within two weeks of acceptance. Be sure to set up a time to meet with our Transfer Counselor or with a Program Director in your intended major to personally go over what your remaining years will look like at Saint Joseph’s. We also offer transfer students the same range of Merit Scholarship Awards as we do to first-year students!

Come visit our campus to see why Saint Joseph’s is the best fit for you in your next chapter.

Location
Imagine spectacular views of Mount Washington from a lakeside beach. We offer the best of both worlds on 430 acres of possibilities near the southern Maine coast, just two hours from Boston, nestled in a four-season recreation area surrounded by lakes and the foothills of the White Mountains. Prime skiing, hiking, and kayaking spots are nearby, and the culture and entertainment of cosmopolitan Portland are just 18 miles away. The town of Windham, with a range of shops to meet everyday needs, is just three miles from campus.

Athletics
As a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, with 19 Division III varsity teams and a host of club and intramural sports, Saint Joseph’s offers students plenty of options when it comes to competing
and having fun. The Harold Alfond Center features a fitness and weight room, a rock-climbing wall, a suspended track, a six-lane pool, a 1,300-seat gym, an outdoor patio, a dance studio, and a student lounge overlooking Sebago Lake and the mountains.

Financial aid
We offer a valuable, affordable education, and we want to take the concern about finances out of decision making. Each year more than 90% of our students receive assistance. We award a number of generous merit-based scholarships, up to $19,000 (renewable annually), along with need-based grants.

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Areas of Study
Business Administration
 Accounting*
 Business & Sports Management
 Finance
 Human Resource Management
 Information Technology Management
 International Business
 Management
 Marketing

Communications, Fine Art, English & Writing
 Art & Design
 Communications
- Business Communication
- Sports Communication

 English
 Fine Arts
 Writing & Publishing

Education
 Biology/Secondary Education
 Chemistry/Secondary Education
 Elementary Education
 English/Secondary Education
 History/Secondary Education
 Mathematics/Secondary Education
 Special Education

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Sports Management
 Exercise Science
- Fitness Leader
- Pre-physical Therapy
- Sports Performance
 Health & Wellness/Pre-occupational Therapy
 Health & Wellness Promotion
 Physical Education Teacher
 Sports Management
 Sports Management—Athletic Administration

Liberal Studies
 Self-Designed Major
 Undeclared

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Natural, Physical &
Health Sciences

 Biochemistry
 Biology
 Chemistry
 Environmental Science
 Environmental Studies
 Marine Science
 Mathematics
 Medical Biology
- Pre-dental
- Pre-medicine
- Pre-pharmacy
- Pre-veterinary

 Pre-physician Assistant

Partnership Degree
Programs

 Pre-law
 Pre-optometry

Social Sciences
 Criminal Justice
 History
 Philosophy
 Political Science
 Psychology
 Social Work
 Sociology
 Theology

* Fast Track to Master of Accountancy

SAINT JOSEPH’S COLLEGEOF MAINE AT A GLANCE
 Maine’s only Catholic college, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1912
 Situated on 474 acres on the shore of Sebago Lake, 18 miles from Portland, two hours north of Boston
 Enrollment of about 1,000 students, 86% of whom reside on campus
 Strong liberal arts core with more than 40 majors and programs
 Small classes (average 16 students) with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1
 Over 30 clubs and organizations
 Division III intercollegiate athletics with 19 men’s and women’s varsity teams
 Values-centered environment with many options for community-based learning and volunteering
 10 residence halls with choice of traditional, townhouse, or suite style
 Over 90% of students receiving financial assistance
 Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)



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