Why transfer to St. Mary’s College of Maryland?
Choosing the right college to complete your degree is a big decision. SMCM offers you a rigorous, relevant and experiential liberal arts education that will prepare you for a 21st century career and a lifetime of success. We are Uncommonly Worth it.
Transfer applicants are students who will have completed at least 12 semester hours of college-level coursework (after high school graduation) OR have attempted at least one semester of full-time coursework and maintained enrollment through the add/drop period (after high school completion).
Q: Will my credits transfer?
A: Most likely! Students can transfer up to 90 credits from a regionally accredited college or university or up to 70 credits from a Maryland Community College.
- Remedial or college preparatory credits do not transfer.
Q: Is there housing available for transfer students?
A: Absolutely! We offer a variety of housing options for transfer students.
Q: Are there scholarships available for transfer students?
A: Yes! We offer merit and need-based scholarships to transfer students. Merit scholarships are based on your application information. To receive need-based grants and scholarships you must complete the FAFSA. The SMCM FAFSA code is 002095.
Q: Will I like St. Mary’s College of Maryland?
A: We think so! St. Mary’s College offers a personal academic experience similar to that of an elite, private college with a 10:1 student faculty ratio, nearly 100 clubs and student organizations, and Division III athletics on a stunning waterfront campus–all at the price of a public institution.
- You may use the Common Application or the St. Mary’s Application: Both applications are user friendly and there is no preference for one over the other.
- Your personal statement may be submitted with either application.
- Letter of Recommendation: Submitted by a college professor by mail or email.
- Official College Transcripts: Sent directly to the Office of Admission by mail or electronically from all institutions attended (whether or not you earned credit)
- If you have earned fewer than 24 college-level credits, your final high school transcript is required.
- SMCM is test-optional so you may choose whether to submit your standardized testing if you have less than 24 college-level credits.
- College Registrar Report: from the most recent college attended
The College Registrar Report should be downloaded and completed by your college/university registrar or appropriate college official who can verify your enrollment and academic standing.
- International Students: must meet all International Student requirements in addition to all transfer requirements.
- $50 Application Fee: Note-Fee can be waived for all first generation applicants and for students with a fee waiver approval.
- Counselor Conversation: (Optional) Please call 240-895-5000 to schedule.
We look forward to reading your application!
Mailing InformationSt. Mary’s College of Maryland
Office of Admission
47645 College Drive
St. Mary’s City, MD, 20686-3001
Transfer Applicants Dates & Deadlines
Transfer Priority for Spring Admission
|December 1||Rolling Notification|
Transfer Priority for Fall Admission
|June 1||Rolling Notification|
Transfer Extended Deadline*
*Applications considered on a space-available basis. Apply as soon as possible to be considered.