No matter how, where, or why you began your college career…
The University of Mary Washington is a great place to finish. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the applicant process.
Take note of deadlines. Preferred application filing dates are:
- Spring semester: October 15
- Summer semester: March 1
- Fall semester: April 1
Guaranteed Admissions Agreement
Decide if you can take advantage of the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement UMW has with the Virginia Community College System and Richard Bland College. If you’ve earned an associate’s degree, you may qualify. If you choose this option, please include the GAA Student Letter of Intent form with your application.
Gather materials needed for admission of most transfer students:
- Final high school transcript
- Test choice
- Official college transcript (one from each school attended)
- Letters of recommendation (optional)
- Common Application or UMW Application
- Essay (optional)
- Application fee (credit card or e-check required) or approved waiver
Decide if you fall into a special category that requires more documentation or holds a greater array of options.
- International transfer students, for example, should note that the Department of Homeland Security uses the web-based Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to protect national security while supporting the legal entry of nonimmigrant students in the U.S. on F, M, and J visas for education and cultural exchange. These students must submit the SEVIS Transfer I-20 Request Form. If your immigration status is derived from your parent or spouse, you’ll also need to include supporting documents of the primary visa holder, a copy of the front and back of your current Form I-94, financial documentation such as an original bank statement, and a copy of your passport photo page.
- Those with professional experience who have gained knowledge in particular subject areas and are entering the BA/BS program may earn credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), administered by the College Board, as long as the CLEP exams were taken before the student gained degree-seeking status at UMW. BLS students are eligible for CLEP credit any time before earning 30 credits in alternative credit testing and before earning 90 transfer credits toward the degree. Credit is granted for subject exam scores above the 50th percentile, except in the case of general exams, for which no credit is granted. Credits earned through CLEP can count toward the major, general education program, or elective credit requirements but can’t fulfill across-the-curriculum requirements.
- Members of the armed forces – active duty military, reservists, veterans, and members of the Virginia National Guard – can receive academic credit for military education, training, and experience. Read the full policy statement or contact the Registrar.
- Adult students with at least 30 college credit hours and who meet other criteria might be interested in transferring into our Bachelor of Liberal Studies or BLS program, specifically designed to meet their needs.
Office of Admissions
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Have questions about the Transfer Applicant Process?
Please contact UMW Admissions at (540) 654-2000 or email us at email@example.com, or you can fill out our Request for More Information Form. Feel free to Tweet at us @marywash.