SJC Brooklyn is brimming with transfer students dedicated to the College’s core values.
Transfer students at SJC Brooklyn often bring unique experiences to the campus. Many have prior work and volunteer experiences that add value to every classroom they step in. This fall, SJC Brooklyn admitted transfer students with a wealth of life experience — including those who are published scholars, well-traveled and regularly give back to their communities.
Roberto Figueroa, director of transfer, adult and graduate admissions at SJC Brooklyn, works to keep the transfer process as easy as possible for prospective students.
“Transferring to St. Joseph’s is a seamless process,” Figueroa said. “We take up to 64 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 credits from a combination of two and four year institutions. In addition, training programs, certificates, certifications and credit by examination are worth credits at SJC.”
St. Joseph’s College is putting a spotlight on its transfer students this week, as it recognizes National Transfer Student Week — sponsored by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA) and the New England Transfer Association (NETA).
Why Transfer to St. Joseph’s?
New transfer students Neelam Thapa and Zoe Ngai said they were both attracted to the college because of the small class sizes and dedicated faculty.
“I fell in love with the campus the second I arrived for a tour,” said Ngai, a junior human services major. “It’s like having the best of both worlds — St. Joe’s has a small, gated campus vibe, while only being 30 minutes from Manhattan. But what really sealed the deal was seeing how much the faculty and staff genuinely care about the students.”
Before arriving at St. Joe’s, Ngai was certified in “Adult Mental Health First Aid.” She has experience teaching and working with people who have severe mental illness. Ngai’s skills and dedication cross ethnic and religious boundaries — it’s especially exemplified through the work she does at Pesach Tikvah Door of Hope, a family service center in Brooklyn.
Perhaps the biggest draw to St. Joseph’s College for Thapa was the booming nursing program.
“SJC provides students with hands-on learning opportunities along with the great teacher-student ratio, highly qualified faculty, a decent amount of scholarships, and one of the most competitive nursing programs in New York,” said Thapa, who sits as the president of her local chapter of the Youth Red Cross Society. “I am optimistic that I will have a great undergraduate degree experience, which will prepare me to thrive in this competitive world.”