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High School Graduates

  1. Submit the admission application (including a $15 check or money order (non-refundable)
  2. Send the official high school transcripts.
  3. Present the certificate of graduation or copy of the high school diploma.
  4. Submit the aptitude and proficiency test results (College Board, SAT, or ACT)
  5. Submit a letter of recommendation from the director, teacher, or guidance counselor from the high school of origin
  6. Have a minimum academic index of 3,300 points or more
  7. Meet the admission criteria as determined by each academic program
  8. Submit the Certificate of Immunization (P-VAC-3) (students under 21 years of age)

Students from Foreigns High Schools

These are students who live and have studied outside of Puerto Rico. If the student has not taken the aptitude and proficiency test offered by the College Board (CEEB, SAT, or ACT) because it is not offered in the country of origin, he or she will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. Placement test in Spanish, English, and Mathematics will be required prior to enrollment.

Procedure

Submit the application accompanied by:

  1. Official high school transcript; high school grades certified by the Ministry of Education of the country of origin
  2. Original certificate from the Puerto Rico Department of Education stating that the applicant has completed the equivalent to a high school diploma
  3. Letter of recommendation from the director, teacher, or guidance counselor from the high school of origin
  4. Certificate of graduation (copy of diploma)
  5. $15.00 admission fee (non-refundable)
  6. Certificate of Immunization (P-VAC-3) (students under 21 years of age)

Students under 25 years of age with dependents

Students under 25 years of age who have not taken university courses and have dependents.

Procedure

Submit the application accompanied by:

  1. $15.00 admission fee (non-refundable)
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Letter of recommendation from the employer or a certificate of good conduct
  4. Resume
  5. Dependent’s birth certificate

Adult Students

The adult student is the applicant who is 25 years of age or older, has not taken university courses because he or she joined the workforce, and has not taken the aptitude and proficiency test offered by the CEEB or the SAT.

In the case of students who have a high school grade point average below 2.50, the application will be evaluated by the Admission Committee.

A placement test in Spanish, English, and Mathematics might be required prior to enrollment.

Procedure

Todo estudiante de 25 años o más debe someter su solicitud acompañada de los siguientes documentos:

  1. Official high school transcript
  2. Certificate of graduation
  3. Evidence of employment experience (Resume)
  4. Letter of recommendation from the employer or a good conduct certificate
  5. $15.00 admission fee (non-refundable)

Special Students

(Students interested in taking courses not leading to a degree)

Standards and Requirements

Students interested in taking courses not conducive to a degree can take a maximum of 24 credits, by submitting an additional $15.00 fee per regular credit.

Procedure

Submit the application accompanied by:

  1. $15.00 admission fee paid by check or money order (non-refundable).
  2. Submit a statement of purse for studying at the USC.

Transient Students

Norms and Requirements

  1. Admission as a transient student is granted to students from another university, educational institution, or public service agency who receives authorization or a recommendation to study for a specific period of time at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. The permission for enrollment granted to the transient student does not represent formal admission and expires at the end of the period for which it was issued.
  2. The high school student has the opportunity to study at the University as a transient student to meet high school graduation requirements. The university courses passed may then be accredited by the University toward an academic degree, if the student is admitted as a regular student. Additional information about admission can be obtained through the Recruitment and Admissions’ Office.
  3. The transient student, who decides to become a traditional student, must meet the standards and requirements for admission when submitting the application for admission.

Procedure

  1. Request the recommendation or permission to study at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón from the university or institution of origin and submit the application for enrollment as a transient student to the Office of Admission.
  1. $15.00 fee (non-refundable)

Transfer Students

Standards and Requirements

The candidate must have studied at an accredited university. In order to be considered an accredited university, it must be recognized by the Council on Higher Education of Puerto Rico or by the accrediting agencies of the United States of America. Institutions from other countries that are recognized by the educational authorities of their country are considered accredited.

The applicant, who has approved 24 or more college credits and has an academic average of 2.50 or higher, will be evaluated based on the academic average obtained in his or her university studies.  If the academic average is less than 2.50, the applicant must meet the entrance average required for high school graduates. Students with fewer than 24 approved credits will be considered as high school graduates.

Also considered is whether the applicant is under academic or disciplinary sanctions at the university of origin.

Procedure

Every student from another university who applies for transfer must submit their application accompanied by:

  1. Official high school transcripts, if the applicant’s academic average is less than 2.50 and has less than 24 approved credits
  2. The results obtained in the Aptitude and Proficiency Test (offered by CEEB) or the SAT
  3. Certificate of graduation or copy of the diploma
  4. One (1) official university transcript
  5. Letter of recommendation from the Dean of Student Affairs
  6. $15.00 fee (non-refundable)
  7. Certificate of Immunization (P-VAC-3) (students under 21 years of age)

Combined Students

(Estudiante de otra institución universitaria que tenga 23 créditos o menos).

Normas y requisitos

Students from other universities who have less than 23 credits approved.

Procedure

Submit the application accompanied by:

  1. $15.00 fee (non-refundable)
  2. Official high school transcripts
  3. Results obtained in the College Board Aptitude and Proficiency Test, SAT, or ACT
  4. Official transcripts from the university of origin
  5. Letter of recommendation from the Dean of Student Affairs from the university of origin
  6. Certificate of Immunization (P-VAC-3) (students under 21 years of age)

Unregistered Students

The University admits students as listeners. Once registered, students may attend regular courses offered by the Institution.

Auditor students are those who wish to register in a course, but do not obtain academic credit or a final grade upon completion of the course. These students must submit an application for admission, accompanied by a $15 fee (non-refundable).

NOTE:  Applicants for a graduate program must submit an application to the Deanship of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Students

Norms and Requirements

The candidates that meet the general requirements and the specifics requirements for the interested program will be eligible for admissions consideration

The admissions committee will evaluate each request and will do the recommendation for admissions or refusal.

General Requirements

  1. Bachelor degree of an accredited university with 2.75 of academic average or higher
  2. Letter of recommendation from the employer or professors
  3. Have or pass the courses necessary for the interested program.
  4. Interviews with the Admission Committee
  5. An essay and/ or results of specials test depending of the program
  6. Evidence of employment experience (Resume)

Recruitment and Admissions’ Office
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
787 728-1515, exts. 3236 y 3237

 

For more information about the masters and Post baccalaureate certificates:
787-728-1515 ext. 2409 o 3595

Vanessa Carrillo, Admissions’ Official –  vcarrillo@sagrado.edu
Celinés Rivera Irizarry, Recruitment Official – crivera@sagrado.edu