Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for transfer students.


To be accepted as a transfer student to Stritch, students must:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above from all prior college coursework.
  • Be eligible to return to the previous institution where last enrolled. Applicants educated outside of the U.S. must follow academic admission procedures relating to English ability and credential evaluation described on the International Admissions webpage.

Please note: The Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing has separate admission requirements for nursing students. Click here for more information about these requirements.

Students interested in the Early Childhood Education Bachelor's Completion program may be subject to separate admission requirements.

Application Process

To apply for admission to Cardinal Stritch University, students must:  

  • Complete the application for admission.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

ASSET Placement Test

If you are required to take the University's placement test, ASSET, prior to registering for classes, you will be notified by your admission counselor. The ASSET tests skills in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Writing and takes approximately two hours. Students who have a bachelor’s degree are exempt from the ASSET Placement Test.

Transcript Evaluation

Our admission counselors work closely with transfer students through the transfer evaluation process, helping students determine how long it will take to complete their undergraduate degree. Students can submit unofficial transcripts from prior colleges to see how credits will transfer into Stritch’s curriculum. To request a transcript evaluation, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (414) 410-4040.

Credit for Prior Learning

Many transfer students have developed a wide variety of work or other learning experiences outside of the college classroom. Credit for Prior Learning seeks to help students turn those experiences into college credit.

Transfer of Credit

Stritch has numerous articulation agreements with two-year colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. These agreements are designed to help students identify which courses can be applied towards a bachelor's degree program at Stritch. View a list of the agreements.   

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in accelerated evening business programs offered through the College of Business and Management are subject to different admissions requirements and a different application process.