From Application to Admission


Welcome to Calumet College of St. Joseph! As a transfer student, you will receive a whole-person education rooted in social justice, service and community. Our student benefit from small class sizes and individualized attention, where faculty and staff foster an environment of equity, diversity and critical thinking.

With a long-standing history of educating the Calumet region in the Catholic tradition:


Transfer Admissions Guidelines

Our admissions process for transfer students is straightforward and clear

Complete an Online Application for Admission
Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended  

IMPORTANT: Please contact colleges and universities directly to have transcripts sent to Calumet College of St. Joseph. We do not make any exceptions to this requirement. If you have coursework in progress at the time of your application to CCSJ, do not wait to complete this work before sending an official transcript. Send transcripts that document all coursework completed to date.

Submit your FAFSA

CCSJ School Code: 001834

Review transfer credit evaluation with your Transfer Enrollment Counselor

Keith Alexander
(219) 473-4210

Take ACCUPLACER Test on CCSJ campus

(if GenEd requirements have not yet been met, or if standardized test scores have not waived this requirement)

Register for classes

Welcome to CCSJ!

Transfer Admission Guidelines

To be considered for admissions, transfer students must submit a completed Application for Admissions form and official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities attended. If the transcripts show fewer than 12 hours of credit transferable to Calumet College of St. Joseph, an official high school transcript or an official General Education Development (GED) test score must be submitted. Admission will be granted to transfer applicants who have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, although other specific majors may have different minimum requirements. Applicants who do not meet these minimum GPA standards may still be admitted based on a review of the applicant’s file by the Enrollment Management Office.”

The College reserves the right to require on-campus assessment as a condition of admission for transfer students when appropriate, based on the information submitted in the application process. Calumet College of St. Joseph will accept no more than 66 semester hours from a junior/community college and no more than 94 semester hours from a four-year college toward a bachelor’s degree.

Transfer students with more than 52 credits are required to take three transfer-protected courses: GENL 100T College Survival for Transfer Students, EMCO 204 Academic Reading and Writing II, and THEO 230 The Search for Ultimate Meaning. Students must complete Signature Assignments in EMCO 204 and THEO 230 to demonstrate that they have achieved the General Education objectives.

Students can ordinarily satisfy the College’s residency requirements for bachelor’s degrees by registering and passing the final 30 semester hours of scheduled coursework at Calumet College of St. Joseph with one-half of the major requirements in scheduled courses at the College; or 15 semester hours in the student’s major area of study in cross-disciplinary programs.

When a student is admitted to Calumet College of St. Joseph as a degree-seeking student, the Registrar’s Office, in conjunction with the Program Director, will evaluate the student’s official college transcripts for possible transfer credit. To be transferable, coursework must meet the following criteria:

  • It was earned at a regionally accredited institution
  • It is college-level coursework (not remedial or developmental)
  • You received a grade of at least a D-

To receive a Calumet College of St. Joseph Degree, you must complete at least 30 Calumet College of St. Joseph credit hours of upper-level courses as part of the requirements for your plan of study. Only credit transfers; grades do not count

Equivalent credit transfers fully. If it is not equivalent to a Calumet College of St. Joseph’s course, it will transfer as “Elective” and may be used at the discretion of your Calumet College of St. Joseph’s academic department.

Addendum for Ivy Tech Students

In accordance with Indiana legislature, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, in collaboration with state colleges and universities, established the Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP) program, which allows students to fully transfer selected associate’s degrees from a two-year institution toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Calumet College of St. Joseph has developed pathways for five different majors. These majors are: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Psychology at the Lake County Campus, and Fine Arts at the Bloomington Campus. Students who earn an associate’s degree in these majors at Ivy Tech may transition into Business Management, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, and Digital and Studio Arts at Calumet College of St. Joseph with junior year status.

If you are transferring from Ivy Tech, please click here for more details:

If you are transferring from Ancilla College, please click here for more details.

If you do not see your college listed and have questions, please contact the Office of Enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions


ACT and SAT scores are not required for admission to CCSJ. However, in order for first-year students to qualify for CCSJ academic scholarships, these scores are needed. It is also required to have submitted the ACT or SAT results if you plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics at CCSJ.

CCSJ does not charge an application fee to first-year students.

CCSJ does not require an admission deposit to confirm enrollment. However, students who apply and are admitted early in the enrollment cycle for a given term are invited to register early.

The average class size is 12 students.

In many cases, home school credits and diplomas can be accepted. An Admissions Counselor will review your transcript once your application file is complete.

New student orientation activities typically take place approximately one week before the beginning of classes. You will be notified by mail of your orientation date in early summer.

Academic and athletics scholarships are available, as is need based aid. Visit our financial aid web page for more detail.

Student Life

Downtown Chicago is approximately 20 miles from our Whiting campus. The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau lists things to do in Chicago, and the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce gives a description of the North Hammond/Whiting area where the main campus of CCSJ is located.

Yes. CCSJ offers 16 men’s, women’s and coed intercollegiate sports. Interested students must contact the coach of the sport in which they wish to participate. Student-athletes who have signed an athletics letter of intent are eligible for athletic grants. In order to participate in CCSJ athletics, all student-athletes must be enrolled at the college for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Yes. The CCSJ campus is monitored by security officers and cameras both day and evening. Our security officers have the power to arrest offenders that may threaten members of the College community.

No. CCSJ does not charge for parking on campus.

Students can live minutes from campus at The Illiana. There are also many apartments within walking distance of the college. Housing options are available through the Northwest Indiana Times, in addition to real estate web sites such as,, and

CCSJ offers a variety of student organizations, activities and clubs. The student organizations are as diverse as our student body and are a great way to meet new people and enhance your college experience.

If you have more questions about Calumet College of St. Joseph, please contact the Office of Admissions at (219) 473-4215 or toll free at (877) 700-9100 ext 215. You may also email us at An Admissions Counselor will gladly answer your questions.

Helpful Links

  • Financial Aid
  • St. Gaspar’s Honors Learning Community
  • Information for Parents

Office of Enrollment

 Phone: (219) 473-4215
 Office: Room 116


  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.