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transfer admissions


Admitted Transfer Students

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Congratulations on being admitted to St. Ambrose University!

Now that you are accepted, we can help you envision yourself as an Ambrosian! (Be sure to read over the Transfer Student Checklist)

Here are your next steps:

  • Fill out your Transfer Housing Contract and submit your deposit. If you plan to live on campus, getting your first-choice in housing depends on the date you receive your deposit. (For Fall entry, submit your deposit beginning Feb. 1. For Spring entry, submit beginning Oct. 1.)
  • File the FAFSA beginning Oct. 1. Learn about applying for financial aid and take a moment to understand the next steps for your award letter. If you already completed a FAFSA, add SAU to it. Our school code is 001889.
  • Request a time to come to campus or speak with an advisor over the phone. Your advisor will explain how your classes transferred in and help you arrange a class schedule for your first semester at SAU. Request an appointment here. (For Fall entry, request an appointment beginning March 1; for Spring entry, request an appointment beginning October 15.)
  • An open house orientation is August 20 from Noon-3 p.m. You can take care of any last minutes items! Get a copy of your course schedule, meet with Bee Central regarding your financial aid, get your Bee Card (student ID), buy/rent your books, and get a tour of campus. You can also join us for a 3 p.m. Welcome Mass and our 4 p.m. Kick-off Cookout! Register online here
  • Get a parking permit (if you plan to park a vehicle on campus).
  • Before you start classes at SAU, complete the health form and submit it to the Health Services office.

Still have questions?

We're here to help! Whether it's about how to pay for college, choosing your classes, or living on campus, we know there's a lot you still want to learn:

  • Visit campus. Experience Ambrose life first-hand! We'll tailor the visit to your specific interests that can include talking to professors, sitting in on a class, and meeting with an Admissions Counselor. Even if you've already stopped by, select another visit option and come back!
  • Talk with an Admissions Counselor:
    Brandi Ahlers, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
    Students transferring from an Iowa 2 or 4 year school

    Becky Stremlow, Director of Transfer Admissions
    Students transferring from a 2 or 4 year school outside of Iowa

    Jeff Karll, Admissions Counselor
    Any transfer student at least 24-years-old or interested in the ACCEL Program