transfer student admission
Students have transferred to Marymount Manhattan College from 40 states and 28 countries. Two transfers have been selected as Boren Scholars, two have been awarded the Jeanette Watson Fellowship, and one transfer student has been the recipient of a Fulbright Award, the first MMC recipient in over 55 years.
Get to know a Griffin Transfer
Students who have graduated from high school and have completed college credit or are enrolled in their first semester of college should apply as transfers. There is not a set minimum number of college credits to transfer as we consider applicants with 3 credits or up to 90. Students who have graduated from high school and will NOT have any college credits completed prior to enrolling or who completed college credits before graduating from high school should apply as freshmen. International transfers should refer to the international student admission information.
While an interview is not required, we do encourage you to visit campus and meet with a Transfer Counselor to determine first-hand if MMC is a good fit for you.
Students may apply for a deferral from the fall to spring semester only. Print and submit the Spring Deferral Application along with the most recent official college transcripts. If attending college during the fall, be sure to submit those official transcripts once courses are complete. Keep in mind that your current academic record will be reviewed for consideration of deferral acceptance and scholarship eligibility.
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||Communication Arts, Theatre Arts, Business Management, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Psychology
Transfer applicants interested in receiving an instant admission decision can participate in "Transfer Tuesdays" on campus. This program offers direct access to transfer admission counselors and the MMC campus every Tuesday. Please contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-MARYMOUNT to schedule a visit and review. Evening appointments and appointments on alternate days of the week are available upon request.
Transfer Credit Policy
Review the Transfer Student Advisement Guide
Marymount Manhattan College accepts credit in transfer for coursework completed at regionally accredited four-year colleges and universities according to the following guidelines:
- A maximum of 90 credits will be awarded for coursework completed with a grade of C- or higher that corresponds to the MMC curriculum. The College cannot guarantee that all degree requirements can be met within the remaining 30 credits.
- Departmental faculty will review requests to transfer internships and independent study credit on a case-by-case basis. MMC currently offers an opportunity for students to apply for prior learning credit.
- The College does not normally award credit for courses taken at an institution for which the student earned a grade of P (Pass).
- The College does not award credit for remedial courses.
- All College-level English Composition courses (grade B or higher) will be listed as equivalent to MMC's WRIT 101 and/or WRIT 102 courses. All college-level English Composition courses (below grade of B) will be listed as Open Electives. Transfer students are referred to placement policies for appropriate writing courses as determined by the Center for Academic Advancement.
- All College-level math courses (grade B or higher) will be listed as equivalent MMC courses. All college-level math courses (below grade of B) will be listed as Math Electives. Transfer students are referred to placement policies for appropriate math courses as determined by the Math Department.
Marymount Manhattan College typically awards a maximum of 60 credits in transfer for coursework completed at regionally accredited two-year colleges; in unusual cases, the awarding of additional credits may be considered. The following guidelines apply:
- The College grants credit for those liberal arts courses, taken in A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree programs, in which a grade of C- or better was achieved, provided that those courses correspond to the MMC curriculum.
- Credit at the 300 level is most likely to be given for technical and specialized courses such as accounting, mathematics and video production.
The following requirements apply to all transfer students:
- A student must complete 120 credits to graduate, and at least 30 of these credits must be completed at Marymount Manhattan College. These will not include credit for internships, independent study, or prior learning experience.
- All transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in their major at Marymount Manhattan College, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded within the major.
- All transfer students must complete all Core and distribution requirements as outlined in the Core and Shared Curriculum, even if in doing so the total number of credits exceeds the 120 credits required for a Marymount Manhattan College degree. Transfer credits may be directly applicable to these requirements.
- Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits at MMC to be eligible for academic honors at Commencement.
NOTE: The following guidelines govern the acceptance of transfer credit from institutions other than regionally accredited colleges and universities:
Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction
Students may have completed college-level courses offered by the military, business, industry, government, labor unions or police academies for which no college credit was earned. The College will recognize and grant credit, as appropriate, for courses that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education, the Office of Educational Credit, or the New York State Education Department's Office on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction. Non-evaluated coursework may also be submitted for review through the Prior Learning process.
Advanced Placement Credit
High school seniors and traditional transfer students that have taken Advanced Placement examinations administered by the College Board, will be awarded credit in accordance with College policy. Six elective credits are granted for the English Language & Composition exam (score 4 or 5). Three credits of electives and three credits of ENG 180 - Narrative Fiction - are granted for the English Literature & Composition exam. The student must have the official score sheet sent to MMC. Eligibility will be determined and credit awarded to the student upon enrollment in the College. Such credit will not exceed a maximum of 30 credits and will not count toward the thirty-credit residency requirement. Waiver of requirements in any given subject area will be at the discretion of the Divisional faculty.
Transfer credit is granted for IB examination scores of 4 or higher on the Higher Level Examinations. No credit is granted for the Standard Level Examinations.
Foreign Language Credit
Students who are fluent in a foreign language whose instruction in that language did not take place in a formal classroom setting, may have their skills and fluency in the language evaluated for possible transfer credit by taking either the CLEP exam or the NYU Language Proficiency exam. Official scores earned must be sent to MMC. Students may earn up to 12 credits for language proficiency, but these credits may not be applied at the 300 Level or above.
Life Experience Credit
Through the Prior Learning Assessment Program, you can receive college credit for learning you acquired through your professional career.
NOTE: Marymount Manhattan College is the final arbiter of transferability of credit.