Transferring to UMW is Easy
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UMW accepts both The Common Application and the UMW Application. Please apply along with an essay, application fee, or approved waiver. We can’t wait to get your application! We’ll send you an email when we receive it and let you know if anything’s missing. Please know that it’s your responsibility to ensure your file is complete and keep copies of all application materials.
Virtual Transfer Information Sessions
Attend our virtual sessions to learn about the transfer process and what we have to offer! This session is led by our transfer counselor, who can answer any questions.
In-Person Campus Tour & Transfer Information Sessions
When you arrive, you will attend a campus tour led by one of our current students. The tour typically lasts about an hour. Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes! After the tour, you will attend a breakout session for transfer students led by our transfer counselor. During this information session, you will learn about the transfer process and what we have to offer!
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You can sign up for tours here if you want to attend a campus tour on a different day. Please note that there will not be a transfer-specific information session after the tour, but you can always contact our transfer counselor if you have specific questions.
Questions or Individual Appointments
Our transfer counselor, Emily Quickel, is happy to answer additional questions by email. If you want to set up an appointment, please email email@example.com or call 540-654-1674.
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Germanna Community College and the University of Mary Washington have established a transfer program between Germanna’s College Everywhere program (“College Everywhere”) and the University of Mary Washington’s College of Business designed to ensure that eligible students who have matriculated from College Everywhere can easily transition into a Business Administration bachelor’s degree pathway at Mary Washington. One of the primary features of the program is the accelerated nature of the College Everywhere program and online Business Administration courses offered by UMW. Students will be able to complete both an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in approximately two and a half years.
Under this agreement, UMW guarantees acceptance into the business program for eligible students at Germanna who have:
- Earned an Associate in Arts and Science degree in Business Administration from the College Everywhere program by the end of the summer semester for fall admission or by the end of the fall semester for spring admission
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75
- A minimum of 15 credits must be completed at the time of application
- Completed a Letter of Intent form with UMW by March 1 for Fall admission or September 1 for Spring admission
- Priority application deadlines: April 1 for Fall admission or October 15 for Spring admission
- Application deadlines for students wishing to take advantage of early advising and on-time registration are February 1 for Fall admission and September 15 for spring admission. A letter of Intent must accompany the application.
All applicants that apply by the preferred application filing dates are automatically considered for Transfer Merit Scholarships.
- Spring semester: October 15
- Summer semester: March 1
- Fall semester: April 1
If you’ve earned a high-school diploma, GED, or equivalent, you can apply to transfer to UMW from any two- or four-year school, no matter where you are in your college career. Check out our transfer agreements with various community colleges.
With an associate’s degree and a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA, you may qualify for UMW’s Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Richard Bland College.
Each fall, we enroll approximately 300 students from the Virginia Community College System and other schools, both from inside and outside Virginia, into UMW’s bachelors of arts and sciences programs. The average GPA for admitted transfer students is 3.31.
Students can also choose a non-degree enrollment program, allowing non-degree-seeking students to take classes when space is available.