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Apply to Marywood using our official online application
Apply to Marywood University using the Common Application

Applying for Admission: Transfer Students

Complete the Application
If using Marywood's online application for admission, please create an account before beginning the process. Once you have created an account, sign in and complete the Undergraduate online application. Marywood also accepts the Common Application.  The $35 application fee is waived when you submit the Marywood online application or Common Application. If you wish to complete a paper version, please download and print.

Request official copies of your high school and college transcripts (from all previous colleges attended) be sent to University Admissions. If applicable, please forward an official score report from the General Education Development (GED) test.

Writing Sample/Essay
Submit an essay of at least 250 words.

Essay topics may include:

  • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.  
  • The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  • Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
  • Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
  • Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

Recommendation Letter
You may use our recommendation form.  Please complete and print.  Or you can provide one letter of recommendation from a school-based counselor or academic teacher. We also welcome additional letters from teachers, friends, or family members who are familiar with your academic achievements and interests. 

Department Requirements
You also may need to meet additional department-specific requirements. Contact the academic department or University Admissions for details.

All documents submitted in connection with the application become the property of the University.

Recommended Deadline

You should apply for transfer to Marywood no later than three weeks before classes begin for fall, spring, or summer sessions.  Exception:  Communication Sciences and Disorders applicants must apply for transfer by March 1 for fall semester entry.

Transferring Credit

You may receive credit for courses successfully completed at another accredited college with a minimum of "C" grade or better. Technical or career-oriented courses normally do not satisfy requirements for baccalaureate degree programs at Marywood. Generally, courses completed more than twenty years prior to enrollment may not be applied to a baccalaureate degree at Marywood. Courses accepted for transfer become part of your official academic record. However, grades are not transferred and are not included in the calculation of your grade point average at Marywood.

Articulation Agreements

Marywood University has articulation agreements with several schools to assist students in determining how the courses they have taken at local and community colleges will transfer to Marywood's undergraduate degree programs.

Earning a Marywood Degree

Beginning in Fall 2016, at least 42 credits must be taken at Marywood (minimum of 30 credits for a student transferring into a program as part of a pre-approved articulation agreement with another school).  Ordinarily at least one-half of the credits required for a major must also be earned at Marywood.


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