Transfer Applicants

A transfer student is a student who has completed coursework at another college or university, as well as any student who holds an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, transfer applicants with 30 or more college credits must present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all previous postsecondary institutions. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 credits must present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from all previous postsecondary institutions and a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission, as the admissions committee also pays close attention to a student’s academic trend. Please refer to individual school sections for additional requirements for specific programs. All applicants to the traditional B.S.N. program should note additional requirements; applicants to the accelerated second-degree nursing program should review additional requirements.

Applicants who have been enrolled in a college or university prior to applying to Marymount must submit the following:

  • a completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee of $40
  • a completed school official form from the last college attended or a recommendation from the dean of students at the last college attended indicating enrollment status and academic standing at institution
  • official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions (delivered in a sealed envelope that bears the registrar’s signature and/or seal or via an authorized online delivery system)
  • high school transcript (for students who earned less than 30 college credits)
  • a letter of recommendation from a current or former college instructor if requested

Students who have been admitted for transfer to Marymount University will receive a formal transfer credit evaluation from the university registrar. It is the responsibility of the student applicant to provide the transcripts necessary for this evaluation. Marymount only accepts coursework for transfer credit from an institution accredited as degree-granting by a regional accrediting body for higher education at the time the coursework was completed. See Transfer Policies for more information. Transfer students may also receive credit for Advanced Placement coursework or similar programs, as well as for work experience. See Other Credit-Acquisition Opportunities for further information.

Transfer Student Application Deadlines

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, admission applications and all supporting documents must be received no later than the date indicated for the corresponding semester:

For fall semester (August to mid-December): July 1

For spring semester (January to early May): December 1

For summer semester (late May to early August — only transfer students may begin in the summer session): March 15

Articulation Agreements

To facilitate the entrance of transfer students from Northern Virginia Community College and Montgomery College into baccalaureate programs, the university has an enrollment agreement with each institution. The agreement informs students of guaranteed admission requirements and benefits, and for Northern Virginia Community College course equivalencies between the institutions. Information about the agreements is available from counselors at Northern Virginia Community College and Montgomery College as well as from Marymount University’s Office of Admissions, Marymount's Office of the Registrar, and Marymount’s Academic Advising Center. To find details online, visit, choose "transfer," and then select "transferring credits."