The college encourages applications from transfer students. The
Registrar will evaluate student’s transcripts from other
institutions so that these students may be considered for advanced
standing. Transfer students are admitted in any term: fall, spring,
Students transferring to Mount Saint Mary College with an
Associate of Arts (AA) degree or an Associate of Science (AS)
degree in a major taught at the college are awarded full junior
status and guaranteed 60 credits in transfer. Students with an
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in business, who enter the
business program, are also awarded full junior status and
guaranteed 60 credits.
The college policy is to accept only grades of C or better for
transfer. However, grades of C-, D+ and D may be used to bring the
transfer credits to the guaranteed level of 60 credits as described
above, or in the first part of sequential subjects in which a grade
of C or better is achieved in the second part (e.g. BIO I: D; BIO
The maximum credits that may be awarded to a transfer student
with an A.A. or A.S. are 66; assuming no grades below a C have been
transferred. The maximum credits that may be awarded to a student
transferring from a four-year institution are 90. Credits are only
accepted from institutions that have regional accreditation.
The Registrar’s Office will send a separate letter indicating
what coursework has been accepted for transfer once a student has
been admitted to MSMC.