Marywood University Admissions

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We welcome transfer students at all stages of their college careers.

We welcome transfer students at all stages of their college careers.

    Applying for Admission: Transfer Students

    Complete the Application

    The $35 application fee is waived when you submit the Marywood online application or Common Application. If you wish to complete a paper application, please download and print.

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


    Submit The Following

    Transcripts
    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?
    • Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
    • 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
    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. Letters can be emailed to yourfuture@marywood.edu or sent electronically via the online application.

    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.

    When to Apply

    Marywood University admits students on a rolling admissions basis, but it is highly encouraged that transfer students apply no later than three weeks before classes begin in order to have access to the classes that best fit their schedule and academic track.

    It may take 2-3 weeks to render an admissions decision after all required documentation is received, so don’t delay — apply today.

    View Marywood's Academic Schedule

    Semester/Term Start End Last Day to Register
    Fall '21 August 23, 2021 December 11, 2021 August 31, 2021
    Spring '22 January 10, 2022 May 7, 2022 January 18, 2022
    May Term '22 May 16, 2022 June 4, 2022 May 17, 2022
    Summer I '22 June 6, 2022 July 9, 2022 June 8, 2022
    Summer II '22 July 11, 2022 August 13, 2022 July 13, 2022
    ExceptionsCommunication Sciences and Disorders applicants must apply to transfer by March 1 for fall semester entry.

    Transfer Scholarships & Financial Aid

    For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Transfer page

    President's Scholarship | $20,000

    This scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements.

    Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA. Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA.





    Trustees’ Scholarship | $19,000

    This scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements.

    Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA.





    Founders' Scholarship | $14,000

    Marywood University Founders' Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. Marywood University utilizes a number of factors when evaluating admissions applications, including SAT or ACT scores, high school performance, and types of courses completed.

    Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA. Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA.





    Deans’ Scholarship | $12,000

    This scholarship is awarded to both freshmen and transfer students.

    Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA.





    Success Award | $10,000

    This grant assists students who have demonstrated academic ability.

    Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA.





    Opportunity Award | $2000

    This award assists first-time freshmen.

    Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and are renewable for up to 8 undergraduate semesters as long as students maintain the required GPA.





    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship | $1,500 per year

    Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa may be eligible for a special scholarship for members of this honor society.

    The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to transfer students who are members of this International Scholastic Order of two-year colleges. A minimum transfer QPA of 3.50 is required for consideration for this scholarship as well as an earned associate degree. The student must enroll at Marywood immediately upon graduation from the two-year college.

    Proof of PTK membership is required. This scholarship is renewed if the recipient maintains a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative QPA at Marywood University. Part-time students are not eligible for this award.





    Transfer FAQ

    Credits

    How do I schedule my courses?

    For a student's first semester at Marywood, the student will meet with the Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment (CPLA) to schedule classes. The CPLA will put together a schedule for the student based on the transfer credits and Marywood's core curriculum and program requirements. At the meeting, the CPLA and the student will discuss the schedule, make any changes, and register for classes. In future terms, students will meet with an academic advisor in the academic department to discuss course choices and the student may register online.

    How many credits will Marywood accept in transfer?

    A course-by-course evaluation will be conducted by the Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment to determine the number of credits a student will receive in transfer. Typically, no more than 60 credits are accepted in transfer; however, there are exceptions.  

    At least 42 credits must be taken in order to receive a Marywood degree (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.

    What credits will Marywood not consider in transfer?

    While recognizing the value of all learning, Marywood is unable to award credit for the following courses:

    • Developmental courses
    • ESL courses
    • Technical courses (such as Automotive or Circuit courses)

    Credits from institutions that are not regionally accredited will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Does Marywood accept credit for CLEP exams or life experience?

    Yes, Marywood awards credit for CLEP exams. Marywood follows the American Council on Education's (ACE) recommendations for awarding credit. Students who have completed CLEP exams should have their official scores sent to Marywood.

    Marywood University offers a portfolio process for students who have significant life experience that could potentially take the place of one of Marywood's courses. A portfolio workshop for all students is held twice a year: once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Interested students should contact the Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment for additional information.

    Does Marywood accept AP credits

    Yes, Marywood accepts AP credits provided the student has earned a grade of '3' or higher. Students should contact the College Board and have their AP scores sent directly to Marywood. Marywood does not accept AP scores from high school transcripts.

    General

    What do I do if I do not know which major I want to pursue?

    Marywood accepts students as 'Undeclared/Undecided'. Students who come in under this designation must declare a major by the end of their second semester. Students who do not meet the QPA requirements for a specific program may be accepted as 'Undeclared/With Interest In'. These students' academic success will be evaluated at the end of their first semester by the individual academic department.

    How long will it take me to graduate?

    Most transfer students can expect to spend a minimum of 2.5 years at Marywood to earn their degree. In some instances, this could be shorter or longer depending on the student's degree program, number of transfer credits, and number of credits taken per semester at Marywood. 

    At least 42 credits must be taken in order to receive a Marywood degree (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.

    Are there specific scholarships available for transfer students?

    Marywood awards merit-based scholarships to transfer students.

    Additionally, transfer students that are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are eligible for a $1500 scholarship per year. Students must have proof of membership, a 3.5 QPA, and an earned Associate's degree.

    Does Marywood offer evening and/or online courses?

    Marywood offers evening courses and some online courses. Some undergraduate courses are 'hybrid' courses with portions of the class being held online. See course descriptions for additional information.

    How will I know what credits transfer?

    The Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment will conduct a credit evaluation once all transcripts have been received. The evaluation will be e-mailed to the student at the address provided on the student's application.

    Grades

    How is my GPA calculated?

    Grades do not transfer to Marywood, only credits. A student's QPA (quality point average) at Marywood is calculated based on courses completed only at Marywood or through the University of Scranton consortium agreement.

    What is the minimum GPA requirement for transfer students?

    Marywood requires a GPA of 2.25 on a minimum of 12 transfer credits. Different programs at Marywood (for example Architecture and Education) may require a higher GPA for transfer students.

    What is the minimum grade required for transfer?

    Marywood requires a grade of 'C' or better for transfer. Grades of 'C-' are not transferable. Courses that are graded Pass/No Pass or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory will be considered if the 'P' or 'S' grade is equivalent to a 'C'.

Open House

  • April 13, 2019

Talk with faculty, current students, and admissions counselors. Learn about financial aid. Campus tours and buffet lunch included.

Open House

  • April 13, 2019

Talk with faculty, current students, and admissions counselors. Learn about financial aid. Campus tours and buffet lunch included.

Our Coordinator of Transfer Enrollment, Christina Menn, is ready to assist you.

Call or email Christina
cmenn@marywood.edu
570-348-6234 x2437

Upcoming Events

Campus Visit Guidelines During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Marywood adheres to all Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC guidelines regarding in-person visits. Check your email often for pre-appointment screening information, updates, and any additional information about your visit to campus. The situation can quickly change and your appointment may be cancelled by Marywood at any time.

  • Admissions campus visits are by appointment only and must be scheduled 48 hours in advance.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • All Admissions visitors are required to wear a visit badge.
  • Marywood's mask policy is as follows:
    • Indoors: Face masks are required in all indoor locations regardless of vaccination status.
    • Outdoors: Masks are not required outside, however unvaccinated people are advised to take precautions whenever distancing is not possible.
  • Tours of the residence halls are currently not available. Watch this video for a sneak peek of Loughran Hall, our freshmen residence!

Transfer Tuesdays

Complete an application for admission, discuss financial aid and scholarship options, and review your credits for transfer eligibility. Optional campus tours. Appointments scheduled every 1/2 hour beginning at 2 p.m. with the last appointment scheduled at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | Register Online
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | Register Online
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 | Register Online


Fall Open Houses

Chat with faculty, coaches, and staff. Explore our academic departments. Learn more about the admissions process and tour campus. Includes a continental breakfast and lunch is on us too. 
Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Register Online 
Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Register Online 
Saturday November 13, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register Online  
Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Register Online  

Food Drive & Toys for Tots
We encourage all families attending to bring the following items to Open House. Those who choose to participate will be entered into a raffle to win a prize. 
October 30: Canned goods and other non-perishable items for St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen in Scranton
November 13: Toys to be donated to Toys for Tots


Weekday Visits

Personal information session with an admissions counselor and campus tour. 
Appointments at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. | Register Online


Saturday Visit Days

Small group information session with an admissions counselor and campus tour.
Appointments hourly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Register Online


Virtual Personal Appointments For Transfer Students 

Chat with a transfer specialist, review credits for transfer eligibility, connect with a faculty member, and review your financial aid options. Complete the form and an Admissions staff member will contact you to set up your appointment(s). Includes an optional guided virtual campus tour led by an admissions counselor or student tour guide. The best way to experience campus if you can't be here in person!
Request an Appointment 


Friday Q&A

Join the Admissions Counselors on Marywood’s Instagram Stories and TikTok every Friday and ask questions or just listen in. Appointments not needed…join us as often as you want! Follow us on TikTok @ maxismarywood and submit your questions anytime!
Fridays at 4 p.m. 

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