Transfer Admission Procedures to the Associate or Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Applicant files for admission will be evaluated when the application and all supporting documents have been received. Please note the following dates:

Transfer applicants for the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing are due by February 1.

Applicants to the Associate of Arts degree in Nursing follow the deadlines provided by the program- April 1 (Fall) and September 1 (Spring).

All other traditional transfer applications are due by the March 15 priority date.

Applications and all supporting documents should be received in the Admission Office by the priority date or deadline. Programs with deadlines will adhere to these dates, and applications received after these dates will not be considered. Applicants completing files after the priority date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Documents required for transfer applicants:

  1. A completed and signed Mount Saint Mary’s University application and/or Common Application and $50 application fee or fee waiver. The application fee is $50 if submitted online. The application fee is non- refundable and may not be applied toward tuition.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended. Students who have been academically disqualified from their most recent college or university attended are not eligible for admission to Mount Saint Mary’s University. Transcripts must be delivered sealed from the institution to the Admission Office at Mount Saint Mary’s University, or may be hand delivered if sealed and stamped official. Transcripts become the property of Mount Saint Mary’s University and cannot be returned to the applicant or sent to another institution.
  3. Students who have completed more than 24 units at another college must have a cumulative GPA of 2.4. If the GPA is below 2.4, the student may submit a letter of explanation so that consideration can be given for
  4. Official high school transcripts (or the GED) and official SAT or ACT scores will be required if the applicant has completed fewer than 24 transferable units at the time of application.
  5. If the student is 25 years or older, the requirement for SAT or ACT scores does not apply. However, the student must furnish proof of high school graduation via an official transcript, the GED, or the High School Proficiency Exam.
  6. A complete essay of 250 words or more responding to one of the questions listed on the back page of the application for admission is required.
  7. An academic reference from a professor or counselor. This may be sent from the reference to the Admission Office on the form provided with the application, or it may be sent on school letterhead.
  8. If using the Common Application, a Supplement is required.
  9. A personal statement describing a special situation may be included with the application if the statement includes information supporting the applicant that would help the Admission Committee reach a decision.

Once all documents have been received, the file will be evaluated and a decision made by the Admission Committee. The student will be notified within two to three weeks of the Committee's decision if applying for any program other than nursing or music. Nursing and Music faculty will reach a decision based on the special requirements and prerequisites necessary for their individual programs.

  1. The student is admitted and if applying for financial aid, the Office of Student Financing is notified.
  2. The student has applied for nursing and is not admitted directly to the program. The student may take prerequisite courses for those programs and reapply for the appropriate term.
  3. The student may be denied and directed to MSM Online or another college to fulfill requirements before reapplying for admission to Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Admitted students will be required to submit a tuition deposit to hold their space in the entering classes, according to the deadlines included in the letter of admission. The tuition deposit is non-refundable and will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office.