Whether you are currently enrolled at a community college or a university, transferring from one school to another can be a confusing and stressful experience. But the admissions officers at Marymount University are here to make the transfer process just a little bit easier.
This page outlines the overall transfer process at Marymount, information on transfer-specific situations, what kind of financial aid is available to transfer students, and the common myths that go along with being a student transferring to complete a four-year degree.
Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university located in suburban Northern Virginia that was founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM).
A Marymount education is grounded in the liberal arts, promotes career preparation, and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. A student-centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on the education of the whole person, Marymount guides the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual development of each individual.
Marymount offers transfer admission for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, applicants are encouraged to apply and submit all necessary application materials by December 1st for spring admission and July 1st for fall admission. Once an application is complete and submitted, a student will receive a decision within two to three weeks.
Here is an overall look into the academic and material requirements needed in order to effectively navigate the transfer process to MU. For detailed information about the transfer application process and our admission requirements, please visit MU’s website.
Note: Applicants will not have to submit SAT/ACT scores if they earned a 3.0 in high school and were not homeschooled.
Articulation Agreements are agreements between Marymount University and other colleges to ensure that courses taken at one college will transfer and count as a Marymount course. It can be frustrating when you’ve taken classes elsewhere and are then told that they won’t count when you transfer — and that’s why Marymount has these kind of agreements with several local schools.
Marymount University has specific articulation agreements with Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, Montgomery College, and Prince George’s Community College. Click the following links to learn more about our specific agreements with each school:
Interested in learning more about going to college at Marymount University? We invite you to request more information today!
Marymount University has a Guaranteed Admission Agreement with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), and as long as certain requirements are met, a NVCC student can fully expect to be accepted at MU.
In addition to guaranteed admission, there is a specific Articulation Agreement between NVCC and Marymount, which means that Marymount has made an agreement with NVCC to ensure that specific NVCC courses will transfer to Marymount and meet certain Marymount requirements. For example, NVCC’s ENG 111: College Composition transfers in as Marymount’s EN 101: Composition I. Marymount’s EN 101 is a required course for Marymount students, so our articulation with NVCC allows transfer students from NVCC to ensure that they have met this requirement by taking ENG 111 at NVCC.
If you're admitted into Marymount, the Office of the Registrar will conduct an official transcript evaluation and award credit to you. This process typically takes two to three weeks from the time you are admitted. The results of the transcript evaluation are then sent to you by e-mail from the Office of the Registrar.
An NVCC student will have guaranteed admission to Marymount with:
Completed Associate Degree
Cumulative 2.75 GPA
30 Credits from NVCC
(Most Recent Coursework)
If you are planning on attending NVCC but already know that you want to transfer to MU at a certain point, MU has both two-year and four-year transfer pathway guidelines for the MU-bound student.
The only difference between the two transfer pathways is that the four- year track show which courses students will be expected to take at MU in addition to what they can take at NVCC. In either case, both resources are designed for students starting their journey at NVCC.
These grid offer a suggested approach for students to prepare them for a BBA degree while best satisfying MU’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements. Prospective students should verify with a NVCC advisor that the courses chosen are appropriate for a timely NVCC graduation.
|Credits||MU Notes and Equivalents||Major and/or Core Requirements|
|ENG 111 College Composition||3||EN 101 Composition I||Written Communication (WR)|
|Natural Science with Lab Elective||4||See Liberal Arts Core PDF||Natural Science (NS)|
|3||Intdoductory History (HI-I)|
|HIS Elective||33||See Liberal Arts Core PDF|
|ITE 115 Intdo to Computer Application||3|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|Credits||MU Notes and Equivalents||Major and/or Core Requirements|
Principles of Accounting II
|3||ACT 202 Principles of Accounting II||Major|
Business Law II
|3||See Liberal Arts Core PDF||Major|
|ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics||3||Major|
|PHI 101/102 Intro Philosophy I/II||3||See Liberal Arts Core PDF||Introductory Philosophy (PH-1)|
|ITE 100 Intro to Information Systems||3||Major|
These grid suggest an academic pathway that will help NVCC students to strategize a four-year transfer plan. Using this suggested approach will help an NVCC student plan to graduate with a bachelor’s in no more than four years.
|Natural Science with Lab Elective||4|
Intro to Business
Intro to Business
|PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness||1|
|ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I||3|
|ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
Business Law I
|Fine Arts Elective||3|
|DISC 201 Discover Inquiry Seminar for Transfer Students||1|
Principles of Marketing
|MGT 423 Senior Business Experience||1|
|MGT 489 Senior Business Experience||3|
Note: These pathways are not as useful to students who started their journey at NVCC and decide they want to transfer to MU only after a few semesters at NVCC. In those cases, the sample tracks usually don’t reflect the exact courses the student has taken. So instead of looking at the guides below to see how their courses would transfer to MU, the student would want to use the transfer credit lists on the website that break down how each course at NVCC transfers to MU depending on the course subject.
The transfer process for prospective Marymount nursing students varies based on previous education as well as the kind of academic track followed. Listed below are the steps for transfer students pursuing a traditional BSN or an accelerated BSN.
Submit Nursing CAS Application
Submit college transcripts
Submit personal statement and letter of recommendation
Take the ATI-TEAS exam (if required)
Additional materials required for international students
Accelerated BSN students must complete specific prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better
We invite you to download the PDF version of this digital resource page so that you can reference it in the future as you have questions or concerns regarding transferring to Marymount University.
Transfer students have the same concerns as any other student who plans to complete a bachelor’s degree while staying financially stable. Believe it or not, there are financial aid options specifically available only to transfer students.
Transfer students may be eligible for merit-based and/or need-based aid. Merit-based scholarships are based on the student’s academic and extracurricular achievements. With a merit-based scholarship, transfer students are eligible to receive a renewable $6,000 transfer scholarship providing they have earned an overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 at their previous institution(s) and plan to be a full-time student at Marymount and have completed at least 30 college credits.
Students are automatically reviewed for this scholarship during the application review process. If they would like to apply for additional merit-based scholarships such as the Spirit of Service Scholarship or the Honors scholarship, they will need to formally apply for those scholarships. For more information, they may visit MU’s website.
Need-based scholarships are based on the information submitted in their FAFSA.
Note: Students must submit their FAFSA to Marymount. To do this, they will need our school code: 003724.
If you’re a student who has decided to transfer to Marymount (or even if you’re still contemplating whether to transfer or not), you’ve probably heard the many misconceived notions that go along with transferring schools. But we’re here to dispel some of those myths so you have one less thing to worry about.
It’s unusual to transfer schools when you’re in college.CLICK FOR MYTH DEBUNKED
There are many more people than you probably realize that have plans to transfer to a different school. Whether this is due to an unhappiness with their current program or a feeling that they will fit in better at a different university, try to remember that transferring schools is much more common than you may realize.
You aren’t going to make any friends.CLICK FOR MYTH DEBUNKED
Just remember that people are as friendly as you are to them. Friendships certainly don’t form overnight, but if you introduce yourself to your classmates and attend student events, you will be more likely to meet like minded individuals and make friends that way.
You won’t be able to graduate on time or with your peers.CLICK FOR MYTH DEBUNKED
If you want to graduate on time and with your peers, you will probably need to put a little more thought and intention into meeting your graduation requirements. But with some strategic planning and hard work, it is definitely not impossible to graduate on time with your fellow students.
Your application has been accepted by Marymount University, and you’re ready to begin the enrollment process.
You will be able to register for classes after you have paid the $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit. Guidance regarding your courses is given to you by your Academic Advisor. Your advisor will be a faculty member within your discipline. For example, if you are a Biology major, your advisor will be a faculty member within the Biology department.
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The concept of transferring to Marymount University might still seem a bit daunting, and that’s okay! Transferring schools is a big commitment, so it’s natural to have some concerns. But Marymount is committed to making this detailed process as simple as possible — with this guide outlining the overall transfer process — and through the helpful and competent admissions team at Marymount. The team is dedicated to helping you transfer with as much confidence and ease as possible.
If you have any questions specific to the transfer process at Marymount University, please don’t hesitate to call us at (703) 284-1500 or toll-free (800) 548-7638.