Transfer Process

St. Joseph's Prep welcomes qualified transfer candidates who have at least a "B" average (or comparative numerical scores) and receive an outstanding recommendation from a recent Math, English, or equivalent teacher. Where necessary, subject tests will be administered prior to an admission decision for students considering a transfer into the Prep to ensure potential class-level placement. Please note, the Prep transfer process considers students entering into the fall semester of 10th or 11th grade. Mid-year transfers for students currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Admission Office directly for more information.

The transfer process for the 2019-2020 school year is now closed.  If you have any questions, please call 215-978-1958 to speak with an Admissions Counselor.

The official Transfer Application Process for the 2020-2021 school year begins February 2020. The Transfer Applicant Timeline can be found below. NOTE: All transfer candidates must visit the Prep for an interview with a member of the Admissions staff. The best way to do that is at the end of a HAWKLIFE Shadow Visit. Transfer candidates can sign up for a visit at  Transfer candidates are more than welcome to visit in the Fall 2019 in preparation for the applicant process that begins in February.


February 2020 - Transfer application for Admission and for Financial Aid opens.

March/April 2020 - Transfer applicants are strongly encourage to schedule a HAWKLIFE Shadow visit.

May/June/July 2020 - Decision letters sent to transfer applicants.

July/Aug 2020 - Accepted transfer applicants receive notification regarding Financial Aid (if applicable).

NOTE: Transfer students are only eligible for need-based Financial Aid.  There are no merit-based academic scholarships reserved for transfer students.

"I can't believe how fast the junior year is flying by for Jacob and how much he is enjoying it. Transferring to the Prep was the best decision we ever made."

-Barbora O'Connell (mother of Jacob O'Connell '19)


St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Office of Admission

Mike Scannapieco

St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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