Santa Clara University Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA)

Santa Clara University is a private, comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Santa Clara, CA that offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is recognized as California’s oldest operating higher education institution that seeks to blend high-tech innovation with social consciousness rooted in the Jesuit educational tradition.

TAA Overview

  • TAA is applicable for the College of Arts and Sciences (excludes Economics majors).
  • TAA is considered for Fall term only.
  • At least two-thirds (2/3) of the required subject areas must be completed at the time of TAA submission.  For example, English, Math, and Science are required, thus, two of those three areas must be complete at the time the TAA is submitted.
  • minimum 3.3 transferable GPA is required at the time of TAA submission.
  • Transcripts (unofficial are fine) must be submitted with the signed (by a De Anza College counselor) TAA. However, official transcripts are needed to complete the Common App.
  • Admission is contingent upon satisfactory completion of any courses in progress.
  • TAA is available to International Student Applicants
    • Proof of English Proficiency: International applicants are only exempt from this requirement if they are from a country whose official language is English or if they attended their entire high school career at a school whose instruction is conducted in English.

      Required English Proficiency test minimums
      • IELTS: 6.5
      • iTEP: 4.5
      • SAT Critical Reading: 630
      • ACT Reading: 28 AND English: 28
      • TOEFL (iBT): 90, TOEFL (PBT): 575
      • Pearson: 61
      • Satisfactory Duolingo interview result

 TAA Requirements: Fall 2019

College of Arts & Sciences: Required Coursework for TAA Applicants

Bachelor of Arts

Majors:  Art, Art History, Classics (Ancient Studies, Classical Languages and Literature), Communication, English, History, Modern Languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Performing Arts (Music, Theatre, Dance)

  • Two English composition courses (select from the following):
    • COMM 9, EWRT 1A, EWRT 1B, EWRT 1C, EWRT 2, PHIL 3
  • One college-level mathematics course (select from the following):
    • MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 10, 11, 12, 44
  • One natural science course with a lab (select from the following):
    • ANTH 1/1L, ASTR 4/15L
    • BIOL 6A, 6B, 6C, 10, 11, 13, 15, 26, 40A, 40B, 40C
    • CHEM 1A, 1B, 1C, 10, 12A, 12B, 12C, 30A, 30B
    • ESCI 1/1L, 19, 20, 21, 30
    • GEOL 10
    • MET 10 and (10L or 20L)
    • PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D
Bachelor of Science

Majors: Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering Physics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Child Studies, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Science, and Sociology

  • Two English composition courses (select from the following): 
    • COMM 9, EWRT 1A, EWRT 1B, EWRT 1C, EWRT 2, PHIL 3
  • Two college-level mathematics course (select from the following):
    • MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 10, 11, 12
  • One natural science course with a lab (select from the following):
    • ANTH 1/1L, ASTR 4/15L
    • BIOL 6A, 6B, 6C, 10, 11, 13, 15, 26, 40A, 40B, 40C
    • CHEM 1A, 1B, 1C, 10, 12A, 12B, 12C, 30A, 30B
    • ESCI 1/1L, 19, 20, 21, 30
    • GEOL 10
    • MET 10 and (10L or 20L)
    • PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D

NOTE:  Highlighted majors (listed above) do not require a second Math course; Statistics is recommended.

TAA Filing Deadline: Fall 2019

  • Priority TAA deadline is February 1, 2019
  • Final TAA deadline is March 30, 2019

TAA Submission Procedure: Fall 2019

Step 1

  • Review Santa Clara University TAA criteria listed above.

Step 2

  • Meet with a DAC counselor to write and submit the TAA. DAC will forward the signed TAA along with all college transcripts to Santa Clara University.

    NOTE: Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (excluding Foothill/De Anza) must be on file at DAC or hand delivered (unofficial are acceptable) to your counseling session. If transcripts are not on file or have not been evaluated, there may be a delay in submitting the TAA to Santa Clara University.

Step 3

  • Santa Clara University's TAA decision will be sent to you by email.

Step 4

  • Submit the Common App for Santa Clara University as early as possible.
  • Fall 2019 admission application deadline: April 15, 2019.
  • Santa Clara University has rolling admissions, so admission applications are accepted from January 7 – April 15 every year, and applicants are notified of admission decisions between February and May.

DISCLAIMER: The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on this website is designed to assist students in obtaining the most accurate transfer-related information possible.  However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact admission to a transfer college or university.

Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible in their academic careers and periodically with a DAC counselor or academic adviser to develop a Student Education Plan and with a transfer college or university admissions representative to confirm their choice of classes.

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