Before you consider transferring to Saint Mary's, take a look at our requirements for admission and the materials you'll need to complete an application.
To be considered applicants typically have:
- Minimum of 23 transferable academic semester units or 34 transferable academic quarter units
- Typically students who possess a 2.5 or higher GPA are viable candidates for admission
- Two years of high school algebra (Algebra I and Algebra II)
- One year of high school geometry or equivalent with a grade C or better
Please review our Articulation Agreement page for a list of transferable courses and agreements made with local community colleges. Credit is not given for courses in which grades of D+ or below are received, although the grades are calculated into the grade point average. A maximum of 19 lower division course credits are transferable to Saint Mary's (approximately 64 semester units or 95 quarter units).
Required Application Materials
Transfer applicants are required to submit the following:
- A completed Common Application with an Essay - Personal Statement, Saint Mary's specific questions, and Writing Supplement. All of these are found and submitted online at www.commonapp.org.
- Final high school transcripts or the results of a high school graduation equivalency exam
- Official transcripts of all college work. Official transcripts must be submitted for all colleges or universities attended whether the student completed the term(s) or not
- A letter of recommendation is highly encouraged, but not required
- $55 USD application fee
Submission of Materials
Letters of recommendation may be sent separately or included with other materials. The Admissions Committee will not make a final decision on your application until all application materials are received.