Admission Checklist for Transfers

At the University of St. Francis, your admission experience will be individualized and you will be assisted by a personal admission counselor each step of the way.AskACounselor

Admission Requirements

All transfer students must meet the following requirements:

  • 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. from all previous college coursework
  • Eligibility for continued enrollment at the last post-secondary institution attended
  • Students who do not meet this requirement must submit additional proof of education or experience from any of the following:
    • Military experience
    • Interruption of schooling for one or more years
    • Work experience
    • Previous academic performance
  • Graduation from a recognized high school or satisfactory completion of the GED (General Educational Development Test)
  • Demonstration of college-ready proficiency (grades of “C” or higher within the last three years) in:
    • Mathematics – through completed coursework equivalent or higher than the USF course MATH 099
    • English – through completed coursework equivalent or higher than the USF course ENGL 111

University of St. Francis is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) which is a statewide transfer agreement between colleges and universities in Illinois. IAI works best for students who know they are going to transfer but undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree. Visit for more information about IAI.

For students that are transferring from a community college please visit USF provides transfer guides from many area community college’s to assist in your preparation for transferring.

Additional Admission Requirements for Nursing

Click here for additional admission requirements for the nursing major.


If you have earned a minimum of the equivalent of 12 semester hours from another college or university and want to be considered for admission at the University of St. Francis, you need to submit the following:

  • Completed transfer admission application (no application fee)
  • Official transcript(s) from all previous colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcripts if you have earned less than 30 semester hours or those for which proficiency in specific course work is determined necessary
  • All application materials should be submitted to:
    University of St. Francis
    Office of Admission
    500 Wilcox St.
    Joliet, IL 60435


Contact Your Personal Admission Counselor

  • At USF, every prospective student is assigned a personal admission counselor. That counselor can be reached by email, phone, cell phone, text messaging, or instant messaging. They are here to answer any questions you might have, or issues you have going through the admission checklist.
  • For a list of personal admission counselors and their contact information, click here.


Visit Campus

  • Visit our campus to help ensure that USF is the best fit for your educational goals. We offer several options, and strongly encourage you to schedule a personal visit.
  • Click here for options to Visit Campus


Finance your Education


Pay your Registration Deposit

  • Submit your $100 Registration Deposit
  • Pay Online
  • Pay by Check
    • Payable to University of St. Francis with “Registration Deposit” and the student’s name in the memo section and submit to: University of St. Francis Office of Admission, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL. 60435.


Arrange Housing


Register for Classes

  • Transfer Registration
    • This is a great opportunity for you to visit campus again; meet with your academic advisor to organize your class schedule; meet other incoming students and parents; and finalize financial aid and scholarships.
  • Contact your personal admission counselor for more information about the upcoming registration day!


Required Health Forms

One of the goals of the Health Service Office is to keep students healthy, while they pursue their education.

All colleges and universities in the State of Illinois must comply with requirements based on the Illinois Department of Public Health, Part 694, College Immunization Code.

All health forms must be completed by all students born on or after January 1, 1957 as required by Illinois State Law, Public Act 85-1315. The required forms can be obtained by clicking on the link below:


Student Health Insurance

If you would like to waive your student insurance coverage, please select the student insurance waiver process link below. YOU WILL NEED YOUR PORTAL ID AND PASSWORD in order to complete the waiver process. If you would like more information about the USF student insurance plan, please call Student Affairs at 815-740-3398.


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