Transfer Students

Transfer Students

For currently enrolled transfer students, please see below for additional information.

Your Path at Saint Mary's

Congratulations on your acceptance to Saint Mary's! The next step is to make it official, and make yourself a Gael. You can confirm your enrollment and secure your spot via your applicant status page. Your status page is still going to be your one-stop-shop for all your next steps from depositing, to housing, to advising, and more, so make sure to check it regularly. 

Next Steps
Transfer Checklist
Campus Map

Your Academic Advisor

An Academic Advisor is a faculty member who helps students create an academic plan of study, ensures progress towards graduation, and approves students for registration. They are the individuals who sign-off on adding, dropping, and/or withdrawing from classes and are available to help students explore majors, minors, withdrawing from courses, taking a leave of absence from the college, etc.

Your Academic Advisor is listed at the top of your academic evaluation. Your academic advisor for your first-year as a transfer student will be assigned to you. Your advisor is selected based on your intended major.

Peer Mentors

Each advising cohort, whether first-year or transfer, will have an assigned peer mentor. Peer mentors are current students in your area of interest who are a resource to help as you transition into and learn to navigate Saint Mary's. They are available to answer any questions you may have about your time at SMC.

Class Schedule

You will be assigned a transfer advisor who will help you to select and enroll in your first semester of classes at SMC.

For questions regarding your schedule, you can email

Transferring Courses

Transfer Equivalency Portal: Find pre-approved transfer courses here. In alphabetical order by school.
What courses can I transfer?: Review all information and policies related to transferring courses.
How-To Transfer Courses: Video on how to transfer courses

Where should I send my official, sealed transcripts?
Once your complete your course and receive a grade, you can either mail or email official, sealed transcripts to:
Saint Mary's College of California
Office of the Registrar
PMB 4748
Moraga, CA 94575

For additional questions, please email

Register for Courses

You will register for classes for the first time in September when you register for JanTerm. You will review how-to register for courses with your TAC course. You can also reach out to your peer mentor, the Registrar's Office, or the Advising Office for assistance. 

Visit this page to learn how to register for classes. 
How to Register for courses via GXP 2.0 - Google Doc
Add/Drop Process (first week of the term)
Core Curriculum FAQs
Holds & Approvals
Waitlist Process
Seminar Waitlist Process 

Majors & Minors 

Do you want to change your major or add a major(s)/minor? Submit the Declaration of Major form/
Declaration of Major form

Split and Individualized Majors

Split major: create a major out of two existing majors. 
Individualized major: create a major that does not exist.

In order to move forward with either of the above options, you need to meet with your academic advisor and submit a special action petition to the Registrar's Office. 

Request a Change of Academic Advisor

Change of Academic Advisor form
Please allow processing time after you have submitted your request.

If you have questions about your request, please email

Graduation & Commencement

Applying for Commencement

*Please note that graduation and commencement are different. Graduation is degree completion while commencement is the ceremony.

For additional questions, please email

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