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Transfer Students

students in classTransfer students are a welcome addition to the Mount. A focused orientation program and our small community will help you feel at home.

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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.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Academic scholarships for full-time MSMU main campus transfer students are based on the cumulative GPA from the last institution they attended. Financial need is a not a factor in merit-based award decisions. 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 scholarship amount.

Transfer Scholarship ($11,000 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.

► Transfer Scholarship ($8,000 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.

► Transfer Scholarship ($6,000 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.

► Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship ($2,500 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.

Distinctive Transfer Initiatives:

  • Need-Based Grant for All Commuter Students
  • Free Textbooks for AA Degree Transfer Students
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Unique Offer
Free Books -Awarded to all full-time, AA degree transfer students for four consecutive semesters. Verification of the AA degree must be listed on an official transcript. Students must transfer from a community college with their AA degree to qualify. This award is for MSMU Main Campus transfer students only, and for books made available through the campus bookstore.

Transfer Application Requirements
Transfer students should submit all application materials by June 1st for fall semester and by December 1st for spring semester. Generally, transfers should have a minimum cumulative grade average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, although each application is reviewed individually.


  • A completed application (Transfer Application)
  • $45.00 application fee
  • Final official copy of your secondary school transcript (waived for those out of high school for 10 or more years)
  • Official transcript from all colleges or universities attended
  • At least one recommendation from a professor who taught you an academic course during the last two academic years.

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
Phone: 800-448-4347

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