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 official application process for transfer students begins February 2019 when we open our application for transfer students.  In the meantime, student interested in transferring to the Prep for the 2019-2020 school year can set up a HAWKLIFE Shadow Visit this fall by clicking HERE.


February 2019 - Transfer application for Admission and for Financial Aid opens.

March/April 2019 - Transfer applicants are strongly encourage to schedule a HAWKLIFE Shadow visit.  This can also happen Fall 2018 (see above).

May/June/July 2019 - Decision letters sent to transfer applicants.

July/Aug 2019 - 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

Lorrie McKenna

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