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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 see Transfer Coordinator Mary Catherine James. During your meeting, you can discuss transferring credits, ask questions with our transfer expert, have your official/unofficial transcript reviewed, take a tour of our beautiful campus, discuss scholarships and financial aid, and have lunch on campus if you’d like.

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Transferring is easy

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can transfer to the Mount in either the fall or spring 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:

  • $45 application fee.
  • 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 are not required to submit test scores, but they will be considered if you choose to include them with your application. 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.

Transferring your credits

Normally, along with a letter of acceptance, you will receive a written summary of your transfer credits, accompanied by an evaluation of your remaining core and major requirements. Criteria for credit transfers are as follows:

  • All traditional academic courses from accredited institutions are eligible for transfer.
  • 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 Mount 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.
Half of the required credits in your major and minor fields (and certain core courses) must be taken at the Mount. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Mount St. Mary's University as a senior-year requirement. 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 students entering with an associate degree in an academic area from an accredited community college, we will waive the majority of our core requirements.

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.

Transfer application deadlines

  • Spring Enrollment: December 1
  • Fall Enrollment: June 1
Begin your transfer application today.

Thinking about transferring to the Mount? Apply today – it's fast, convenient and there's no application fee.

Apply online


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.

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
$18,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 3.5 cumulative GPA or better
$15,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 3.0-3.49 cumulative GPA
$13,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 2.75-2.99 cumulative GPA
$9,000 Transfer Scholarship (per year) 2.5-2.74 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

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 more information about transferring from a community college contact Mary Catherine James at