Ready to Succeed Here? We Make the Admission Process Easy for Transfer Students!

Transferring to Marywood is ideal for students who want to make an academic change of some sort and for students who want to earn a four-year degree after completing a two-year degree. Regardless of the reason to are considering a transfer, Marywood is set up to make the process easy and rewarding.

The Right Fit for a Change

Marywood students feel at home the moment they step on campus. We hear it all the time—but it’s more than just a feeling. At Marywood, you will find a campus that feels like home, friends that become as close as family, and professors that support your academic journey and celebrate your success.

Applying for Admission as a Transfer Student 

The $35 application fee is waived when you submit through the Marywood online application, Common Application, or Apply Coalition with Scoir . If you wish to complete a paper application, please download it here to print it.

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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.

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.

For additional opportunities, please visit the Financial Aid Transfer page.

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

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.

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 sent electronically via the online application or emailed to

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

You also may need to meet additional department-specific requirements. Be sure to contact the academic department or University Admissions for details.

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

A Fresh Start without Starting Over

Academic credits may directly transfer from colleges and universities depending upon their quality, comparability, and applicability to the student's program of study.

Marywood builds strong partnerships with community colleges and four-year institutions to provide a simple and smooth transfer process for students. These include local colleges such as Lackawanna College and Luzerne County Community College, as well as community colleges in New York and New Jersey.

Transfer guides and transfer agreements are available to assist students in determining how courses they have taken at local and community colleges will transfer to Marywood's undergraduate degree programs.

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