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Transfer students are a welcome addition to Mount St. Mary's University. Transfer students are eligible for admission for either the fall or spring semester.
Transfer Admission Requirements
To be accepted as a transfer student, you must be in good academic and administrative standing at your former or present institution, preferably with a 2.5 GPA or better in college courses.
Half of the credits in the major and minor fields and certain core courses should be taken at the Mount. (In any case, a minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Mount St. Mary's University as a senior-year requirement.) Usually, no more than 60 credit hours will be accepted for transfer.
The university tries to be flexible with respect to core curricular requirements for transfer students. For those entering with sophomore or junior status, several foundational requirements may be waived; courses from the student's previous institutions will fulfill many of the university's core requirements.
Normally, along with a letter of acceptance, transfer students will receive a written summary of their transfer credits, accompanied by an evaluation of their remaining core and major requirements. All traditional academic courses from accredited institutions are eligible for transfers; no remedial or developmental courses will be considered. Only grades of "C" (2.0) or higher will be accepted for transfer; all courses transferred are listed on the transcript with a grade of "Pass" (P) and are not counted in the cumulative average, Final credit decisions are made by the Registrar's Office.
Transfer Application Deadlines
Spring Enrollment - December 1
Fall Enrollment - June 1
To apply as a new transfer candidate, you must submit the following:
$45 application fee
Official high school transcript (waived for those out of high school for 10 or more years)
Offficial college transcript from all colleges and universities that you have attended
At least one recommendation from a professor who taught you an academic course during the last two academic years
Transfer applicants should submit the undergraduate application, indicating all previous course work and accounting for time spent away from formal education. Transfer applicants are not required to submit test scores, but they will be considered if included with the application. You may be asked to submit a mid-semester grade report during the decision process.
If you applied to Mount St. Mary's University less than one year ago, please contact Mary Catherine James at 800-448-4347.
If you applied to Mount St. Mary's University more than one year ago, you may reapply by submitting an application, as well as other required materials (see above).
If you previously attended Mount St. Mary's University, left the university, and now would like to return, please contact the Registrar's Office at 301-447-5215.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
All accepted transfer candidates are considered for both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid (with submission of the FAFSA). The following are descriptions of the attributes of transfer academic scholarship recipients. Once a student is accepted and offered an academic scholarship, no changes will be made to increase the amount.
► $18,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year)
Awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who demonstrate the highest academic achievement and leadership in college and have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or better.
► $15,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year)
Awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement in college and have between a 3.0-3.5 cumulative GPA.
► $13,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year)
Awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement in college and have between a 2.7-3.0 cumulative GPA.
► $9,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year)
Awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement in college and have between a 2.5-2.7 cumulative GPA.
► Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship ($3,500 per year)
Awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa members. The PTK Scholarship may be awarded in addition to the above-mentioned scholarships.
If you plan to apply for financial assistance, you should visit our Financial Aid webpage for more information and to download necessary applications.
Transfer Day, Every Day
Mary Catherine James, Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Transfer Coordinator, welcomes studens to meet with her 1-1 to discuss transfer credits to the Mount. During your meeting, you will have the opportunity to share your story and ask questions with our transfer expert, have your official/unofficial transcript reviewed (bring a copy from all institutions attended), take a tour of our beautiful campus, discuss scholarships and financial aid, and eat on campus if you desire. Your meeting is your time to get your answer. You must call (800-448-4347) to register and reserve your interview time.
Students should also feel free to contact our Transfer Coordinator:
Mary Catherine James
Senior Associate Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator