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Transfer Students

Transferring to the Mount

If you’re considering transferring into the Mount community, we’re ready to show you everything Mount St. Mary’s University has to offer. Our team works hard to make it easy for you to make a seamless transition to the Mount—helping you with everything from transferring credits to course scheduling to assistance with financial aid.

Schedule a Transfer Visit

If you haven’t made your final transfer decision and would like to learn more about the Mount, we encourage you to make an appointment to speak with Transfer Coordinator Mary Catherine James. During your conversation, you can discuss transferring credits, ask questions with our transfer expert, have your official/unofficial transcript reviewed, and discuss scholarships and financial aid.

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Transferring is easy

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can transfer to the Mount in either the fall (deadline June 1) or spring (deadline December 1) semester.
  • Once accepted, you can be considered for both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid (with submission of the FAFSA).
  • We will help you find what courses transfer from your previous institution.
  • We will work with you to ensure that you are on track to graduate on time.

Contact us

Email Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Transfer Coordinator Mary Catherine James, or call her at 800-448-4347 to discuss your specific situation.

Applying is easy too

To submit an application to transfer to Mount St. Mary’s University, simply complete the transfer student online application accompanied by the following:

  • Official high school transcript (waived for those out of high school for 10 or more years).
  • Official 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.
You may be asked to submit a mid-semester grade report during the decision process. To be accepted as a transfer student you must:

  • Be in good academic and administrative standing at your former or present institution.
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or better in college courses.

P/F policy for Spring and Summer 2020

For Spring 2020 and Summer 2020, Mount St. Mary’s University will evaluate and accept credits from high schools, colleges, and universities by following the policies that those institutions have established in relation to the COVID19 outbreak and the shift to remote learning. For example, MSMU will accept credits with the grade of “P” if the “sending” college or university has a P/F policy related to the shift to remote learning in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. This revised policy applies to courses that typically would be transferred to MSMU (for-credit, non-remedial courses). MSMU with accept high school transcripts that do not have GPAs terms in Spring 2020 due to COVID19 related policies.

Community College Articulation Agreements

The Mount is pleased to offer students opportunities to make the transfer process even easier through our articulation agreements with partner institutions. These agreements make it easy to transfer credits and get started at the Mount by spelling out things like academic course requirements, guaranteed admissions policies and more. Mount St. Mary's University proudly offers articulation agreements with the following schools:

  • Frederick Community College
  • Hagerstown Community College
  • Carroll Community College
  • Howard Community College
  • The College of Southern Maryland

For questions about transferring to the Mount, please email Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Transfer Coordinator Mary Catherine James, or call her at 800-448-4347 to discuss your specific situation.

Ready to Apply?

If you're ready to apply, it's fast, convenient and there's no application fee.

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Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid

The following transfer academic scholarships are available to full-time transfer students and awarded for academic achievement and leadership. Once a student is accepted and offered an academic scholarship, no changes will be made to increase the amount.

If you plan to apply for financial assistance, please visit our Financial Aid webpage for more information.

Financial Aid
Scholarships Requirements
$22,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 3.5 cumulative GPA or better
$19,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 3.0-3.49 cumulative GPA
$17,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 2.75-2.99 cumulative GPA
$13,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 2.0-2.74 cumulative GPA
$3,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (per year) Phi Theta Kappa membership

If you plan to apply for financial assistance, please visit our Financial Aid webpage for more information.

Financial Aid

RE-APPLICANTS

If you applied to the Mount less than one year ago, please contact Mary Catherine James at 800-448-4347. If you applied more than one year ago, you will need to reapply. If you previously attended the Mount, left the university, and would like to return, please contact the Registrar's Office at 301-447-5215.