Transfer Students

Apply today for the Fall or Spring semester.

At Saint Mary's College of California, we are dedicated to our transfer students. We will guide you through every step of the way, from answering any questions about the application process to graduation.

Our mission is to educate the next generation of thinkers and change agents. We are focused on challenging the accepted norm. We read the great works of literature and ask tough questions. We work side by side to fight for the underserved and underrepresented. This is what makes Saint Mary's stand out from every other college in America. Additionally, we have been recognized by notable publications such as US News and World Report, CEO Magazine, Forbes, Colleges That Change Lives, The Wall Street Journal, and Moneymagazine to name a few.

We'll even waive your $60 application fee! Apply with code Transfer20. You only need 23 credits to transfer, and financial aid is still available.

(New) Transfer
Information Sessions

Application Process


1. Fill out an application of your choosing:


2. Submit all required materials. Once we receive all of your application materials, you can expect to receive a decision within a couple of weeks. 

3. Check your applicant portal to stay up to date on your application status. Your portal login information will be emailed to you after we receive your application. 


Required Materials


  1. Application: Submit a completed Common Application by the application deadline. 

  2. College transcripts: Transcripts must be submitted for all colleges/universities attended. Email unofficial and/or official transcripts to

*Note: If you have less than 23 credits, we will need to review your high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores to consider you for admission.




As you prepare your application, please note the following deadlines for transfer students:

  Priority Deadline Regular Deadline FAFSA Due

Spring Term

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January 1, 2020


Fall Term November 15, 2019

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020