Apply – Transfer Students
The College of Mount Saint Vincent welcomes a substantial undergraduate transfer student population to the College every fall and spring term. With one of the most student-centered transfer credit policy and scholarship offering in the country, the Mount makes the transfer process from community colleges, and four-year college or university as painless as possible.
We will help you define the opportunities that exist, provide the best and most sound academic advice, and outline what you will need to complete your application as well as your degree in the most timely fashion possible.
Transfer Credit Policy
Students who wish to transfer credits from community or other four-year colleges should apply for admission with advanced standing, for either the Fall or Spring semester. All transfer applicants must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or better in their college-level work.
Candidates from community colleges may be granted a maximum of 65 transfer credits; candidates from four-year institutions, a maximum of 75 transfer credits. All accepted students must earn a minimum of 45 credits for a B.A. degree and 51 credits for a B.S. degree at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, in regularly scheduled college classes, in order to be eligible for a College of Mount Saint Vincent baccalaureate degree.
Transcripts will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Any course that parallels an offering of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and in which the candidate has received a grade of C or better, will be accepted in transfer. Courses of a purely technical nature, such as typing or shorthand, as well as credits earned in clinical nursing at another college, will not be accepted in transfer. Transfer of credit earned at any time will be accepted except where technology, new research, or other factors have significantly changed the content or required skills of a course (typically within the last 8 years).
Online Student Portal
Once you have applied, you will be provided with login information, via email, for an easy to use, interactive student portal. This portal will give you the ability to check the status of your application at any time, upload required documents at your leisure (in a .pdf format only), view your admission decision, scholarship information and financial aid awards.