Academic Catalog

Admission as a Transfer Student (B.A. and B.S. Programs)

The Transfer Admission Process

The Transfer Admission Process. Prospective B.A. or B.S. program transfer students should submit the Common Application, UMW supplemental questions and the non-refundable application fee as early as possible. Transfer applicants must arrange for their secondary schools and all post-secondary schools attended to send official transcripts to the University of Mary Washington. Standardized tests are not required for applicants who have completed at least 30 transferable credits (semester hours) at an accredited post-secondary institution or for applicants that are 5 or more years out of high school The University should receive all materials by March 1 for the summer session, April 1 for the fall semester, and  October 15 for the spring semester. After these dates, the Admissions Committee will consider applications as space permits.

Transfer Credit

Previous college course work will be evaluated for transfer credit following an offer of admission. As a rule, transfer credit is granted for courses of the same type, on the same level, and taught under the same guidelines as courses offered by the University of Mary Washington.  Courses for which a student requests transfer credit must have a minimum grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and must not overlap or repeat those which the student takes at the University. No credit will be awarded for courses taken on a pass/fail basis (except physical education courses when grades are not given), prior to matriculation. Transfer applicants should have official transcripts from other institutions sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Applicants also may be asked to provide a catalog or course descriptions for evaluating their credits.  In order to receive transfer credit, students must submit official transcripts by the deadline dates specified in the section of this Catalog on transfer credit policies.