Weekend/Evening College Admissions

Admission to the Weekend/Evening College

The Weekend/Evening College began in 1992 on our Chalon campus by offering a B.A. in Liberal Arts degree via classes that were scheduled exclusively on weekends.  Now located on our Doheny campus, the Weekend/Evening College offers an array of baccalaureate degrees through classes which are accessible in various formats – including nights, online and non-consecutive weekends - that are specifically designed to meet the educational needs of dedicated adult students who have demanding career and family schedules. Prospective adult students may apply to attend the Weekend/Evening College at any time during the academic year for admission to begin their coursework during the fall, spring, or summer sessions. For more information on admission, specific majors, transfer credits, financial aid and more please visit our www.weekendcollege.org webpage.

Applicants to the Weekend/Evening College should complete the admission application online and submit it to the Weekend College Office with the application fee.  Prospective students are encouraged to visit our campus and attend one of our Info Sessions to learn more about our program and to meet and ask questions of representatives from our faculty, current students, staff, business office, financial aid, academic advising and registrar’s office. We will waive the application fee and also pay for and request all official US College and University transcripts for prospective students who attend and submit their application at an Info Session.

 Admission requirements include:

  • Minimum transfer grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Two page typed admission essay (that addresses your educational journey and future goals)
  • Completed admission application and fee (waived if application is submitted at an Info Session)
  • All official sealed college or university transcripts for all previous college level coursework
  • Official high school transcript if the applicant has completed fewer than 24 units of transferable college-level courses
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone who can attest to your ability to succeed in a rigorous academic setting (current or former professors, work supervisor, volunteer work, clergy)
  • Admission interview

In interviewing prospective students for the Weekend/Evening College, Mount Saint Mary’s University is interested in admitting and enrolling adult students who are committed to completing their degree successfully in a timely manner. Adult students who attend fulltime (12 units) and commit to making their academic success a top priority have a greater tendency to persist and successfully complete their undergraduate degree. Persistent, resilient, motivated and dedicated are words that describe our Weekend/Evening College students. Academic tutoring, time management and professional development resources and support are available for Weekend/Evening College students on the Doheny campus through our Professional Academic Resource Center (PARC).

Students previously enrolled at MSMU who take a leave of absence for more than one academic year may return to complete their degree with the following:

*Completed application

*Sealed official copies of transcripts from all colleges/universities where the student has attempted or completed additional college-level transfer coursework during the time on a leave of absence from MSMU.

*Please note- students who return after a leave of absence for more than one academic year will return under the new academic catalog in effect the year they return.

Majors offered in the Weekend/Evening College include the following:

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology, English, English and Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Film and Media, Gerontology, Religious Studies, Sociology

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Criminology, Social Work