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Regardless of your reason for looking for a new school Cardinal Stritch University is here to ensure you are successful. By providing the best in education, academic support, mentoring, and career opportunities Stritch sees transfer students flourish to achieve their dreams.

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Transfering Credits to Stritch

Stritch has articulation agreements set up with select 2-year institutions to help students transfer more credits and graduate sooner.

Transfer credits

Understanding the process

Transcript evaluation

A transfer student interested in determining how many credits may transfer from previous coursework and how long it may take to complete a bachelor’s degree program at Stritch may submit unofficial transcripts from previous institutions for evaluation. This unofficial review process will provide students with a good understanding of how previously earned credits may transfer into our curriculum.  

Your admissions representative is ready to help you.  Contact your admissions representative or email a copy of your transcripts from all previously attended institutions to The process typically takes up to 72 hours to complete.

Getting started

Learn how to get started with FASFA

Who should file a FAFSA?

All U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Office of Financial Aid will rely on this information to locate grants, loans, and need-based scholarships to help you fund your education. International students should not file the FAFSA.

Should I submit an admissions application first?

Yes. New students should submit an application for admission before starting the financial aid process. This helps our counselors locate additional scholarships and grants based on your academic performance, affiliations, and financial need. Apply online:



Cardinal Stritch University offers many scholarship opportunities particularly for incoming freshmen. 

Incoming freshmen will receive information about some scholarship awards included with their acceptance letters. 

Franciscan Heritage Scholarships

Renewable each year and awarded to incoming freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. All students who meet the minimum requirements receive this scholarship or grant at one of five levels.
  • Trustee's Scholarship: $22,000 per year
  • President's Scholarship: $19,000 per year
  • Dean's Scholarship: $17,000 per year
  • Merit Scholarship: $15,000 per year
There are many more scholarships available for freshmen through Stritch. Some require additional actions such as a separate application, interview or essay.

WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement (CCTA) 

Cardinal Stritch University is part of WAICU and happy to accept the WTCS courses for direct transfer credit, when offered, not elective credit. If the Stritch's curriculum does not offer a WTCS course listed in the agreement, that course may transfer in as an elective. Information on specific course exceptions can be found here. The courses will satisfy general education or general degree requirements when applicable. In some cases, the course will transfer to a specific major. Students are responsible for confirming that these courses transfer to their intended major.

Learn more on the Articulation Agreements page.

Marina Johnstone

Elementary Education

There is a closeness within Stritch among the students. Everyone knows everyone else and, if you don't, there are plenty of events that go on to promote those interactions with other people.

Ismael Luna

Political Science

Stritch has always felt like family to me; professors, advisors, financial aid counselors - they are all willing to spend time, answer questions and connect you with resources to support your success.

Nicole Marquardt

Women's Basketball

Cardinal Stritch University has a family-oriented feeling. It's amazing how diverse our campus is, and being able to interact with people from different cultures has been awesome!

Meet your admissions counselors

Jon D. Hertig

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Enrollment Management - Admissions Undergraduate

(414) 410-4747

Samantha L. Messmann

Assistant Director of Nursing & Health Sciences Admissions

Enrollment Management - Admissions Undergraduate

(414) 410-4338

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