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.

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Learn about your academic program and financial aid opportunities, speak with faculty, and tour campus. While here, you can discover more about Marywood’s athletic and extracurricular activities, as well as beyond the classroom opportunities like internships, study abroad, and service learning trips.

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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.

College of St. Rose and Cabrini students will find a home—and a great fit—at Marywood University.

Marywood University welcomes Cabrini University undergraduate students. as well as students from the College of St. Rose, with a generous path to admission and enrollment. Cabrini and St. Rose students in good standing will be guaranteed admission to Marywood University with a tuition match. All previously completed credits at Cabrini or St. Rose that are applicable to Marywood University, including general education requirements, will be accepted.

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

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Marywood offers a variety of scholarships and grants designed to help students meet the cost of tuition, with 96% of incoming, transfer students receiving some type of merit-based award.

Learn more by visiting the Transfer Student Scholarships page.

Request official transcripts from your high school and all colleges attended and listed on your academic record be sent to Marywood. 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

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

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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