Transfer Student FAQs

Who is a transfer student?

You are considered a transfer for admissions if you enrolled in college course work at another institution after high school.

What is required for admission?

For consideration, all transfer applications must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. If more than one college been attended, it is a 2.5 cumulative GPA from all previous colleges.

Applicants interested in nursing must have:

  • 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1& 2, Chemistry 1 & 2, General Psychology and Introduction to Sociology
  • C or better in the pre-requisite courses

What is required for my application?

The following items are required to complete your application:

  • Completed MSMC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • Official high school transcripts. If you've taken under 24 college credits to date, we will also need your SAT/ACT scores.
  • Official transcripts from EACH college/university that you have attended, or that is awarding you credit.
  • Personal statement/essay is highly recommended but not required.

Is there an application due date?

No, Mount Saint Mary College operates on a rolling admissions policy.

What scholarships are available to transfer students?

The Mount offer transfer merit awards:

  • GPA 3.5 plus:  $6,000 per academic year
  • GPA 3.0-3.49:  $4,000 per academic year
  • GPA 2.5-2.99:  $2,000 per academic year

*Please note that any incoming resident transfer student (regardless if they have received a merit award) will be eligible for a $2,000 resident grant.

Are transfer students eligible for financial aid?

Yes, all students must submit their FAFSA form in order to be considered for financial aid.

Once accepted, what are the next steps for a transfer student?

Financial Aid: To be considered for financial aid, you need to file a FAFSA form with the Mount’s FAFSA school code: 002778.

Advisement and registration: Once you receive your official credit evaluation from the Registrar’s Office, contact your academic advisor for advisement. Registration for fall is generally in April; spring registration is generally in November. Since advisement is necessary prior to registration, be sure to schedule your appointment promptly.

Deposit and Registration: After receiving your financial aid package and meeting with your advisor, you can pay your admissions deposit and register for courses. Admissions deposits must be paid prior to course registration. The deposit deadline for fall students is May 1; spring students should pay by December 1. The cost is $450 for residents and $150 for commuters.

What is the Transfer Tuesday Program?

On select Tuesdays, traditional students interested in the Mount are able to:

  • Bring transcripts for an unofficial evaluation
  • Fill out an application and have your application fee waived
  • Discuss financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Speak with an admission counselor and academic advisor (by appointment only)
  • Learn more about the Mount’s career-focused programs

How many credits can I transfer in to Mount Saint Mary College?

Transfer credit maximums are:

  • If you attended a 2-year college, up to 60 credits
  • If you attended a 4-year college, up to 90 credits
  • If a student has attended both a 2-year and 4-year college, they may transfer in up to 90 credits.

What courses are eligible for transfer?

Comparable courses with a grade of C or better may be transferred. To see which credits may be eligible for transfer, please visit the transfer credit guide on our website.

What schools does Mount Saint Mary College have articulation agreements with?

Mount Saint Mary College has articulation agreements with the following colleges:

  • Dutchess Community College
  • Orange Community College
  • Ulster Community College
  • Westchester Community College
  • Rockland Community College
  • Sullivan Community College