Transfer Policies

The Washington area attracts many residents and students from other parts of the country and the world. For this reason Marymount is especially responsive to students transferring directly from other institutions or bringing academic credits earned elsewhere. Transfer students receive academic counseling from advisors who pay special attention to the quality of prior academic learning as well as degree completion requirements.

Acceptance of course credits earned elsewhere for credit toward degree requirements is at the sole discretion of Marymount University. Courses from other regionally accredited institutions must be completed with a grade of C or better to be considered for transfer credit. Courses may not be taken pass/fail. The application of transferred course credits toward specific program requirements is determined by department chair or designated faculty in the relevant discipline in consultation with the associate deans and the registrar. Grades earned at other institutions do not count in the student’s Marymount grade point average.

Transfer applications are welcome at any stage of degree completion. To be considered for admission, a transfer applicant should have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. Undergraduate credits older than 10 years are subject to review by the appropriate department and associate dean to determine the timeliness of the content and methodologies. Marymount University does not normally accept for transfer equivalent community college specialized courses whose content appears comparable to junior- or senior-level courses at Marymount.