Home is precisely what Mary Wash will come to feel like. Our campus is gorgeous, green, and full of opportunity. Join a club sports team. Audition for a musical. Study cutting-edge treatments for infectious diseases. Lead the way in Student Government Association. Or simply sit back, relax, and take it all in from the cozy comfort of Ball Circle.
At Mary Wash, our students are what inspire us. For 110+ years, we’ve championed the fearless exploration of knowledge—connected students, like you, with their passions, and helped them use those passions to make the world better than before.
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Your transfer checklist
Step One –Apply to UMW
- Apply online using the UMW application (free) with all accompanying materials.
- Upload unofficial transcripts to expedite the process.
- Ask your high school to send an official final transcript to UMW, regardless of age or total transfer credits, or submit your final GED results. (Home-schooled applicants should also provide documentation of their educational experiences.)
- Ask each college or university you’ve attended to send an official transcript to UMW. The Office of the Registrar will send you an official credit evaluation.
Step Two – Accept the offer to UMW
Step Three – Meet with an academic advisor
Step Four – Register for classes
Step Five – Attend an orientation
Transfer merit scholarships
All applicants who apply by the preferred application filing dates get automatically considered for transfer merit scholarships.
Spring semester: October 15
Summer semester: March 1
Fall semester: April 1
Guaranteed admissions agreement
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 typically enroll 300 students from the Virginia Community College System and other schools, both inside and outside Virginia, into UMW’s bachelor of arts and sciences programs. The average GPA for admitted transfer students in fall 2021 was 3.31.
Non-degree enrollment program
Students can also choose a non-degree enrollment program, allowing non-degree-seeking students to take classes when space is available.