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Frequently Asked Questions 91约炮 Transferring to Marist

Applying and Admission: Requirements

 

Preferred Transfer Application Deadlines

While the below application deadlines are preferred, we review transfer applications on a rolling basis. After the deadline, financial aid is still available for those who still wish to apply. 

Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1

What You Need to Apply

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application ( or print) or .
  • Final high school transcript
  • College transcripts and current course schedule
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal essay
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  • SAT/ACT scores:  91约炮 is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration
  • $50 application fee or fee waiver鈥嬧赌嬧赌
  • Transcripts & supplemental materials can be submitted to our office electronically at admission@marist.edu or mailed to the following address:
     
    • 91约炮, Attention:
      Office of Undergraduate Admission
      3399 North Road
      Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

      *Please note, in order for transcripts to be considered official, they need to be submitted directly from the high school or College to 91约炮.

  • Official transfer credit evaluations are completed for all accepted students who submit official college transcripts for review.  Accepted students will receive an official transfer evaluation for the program to which they apply. The evaluation will be emailed to the student after it is completed, typically 7-10 business days after a student is accepted.
  • Marist will evaluate transfer credits for prospective students planning to take courses at another college before enrolling at Marist. If you are interested in a tentative credit evaluation, please use the .
  • The evaluation will specify how many credits are transferable towards the baccalaureate degree at Marist, how many credits may be accepted but not applied towards the baccalaureate degree, and the remaining courses necessary to fulfill Marist degree requirements.
  • Any questions pertaining to the evaluation should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Transfer credit is evaluated using the following guidelines:

  1. The courses must be taken at an accredited college or university.
  2. Marist will review the course level and material to determine if it is viable for transfer. The course(s) must be similar in scope and content to courses offered at Marist.
  3. Only courses in which a C or better has been obtained may be transferred to meet major, related fields, and Core requirements. Credit for C- grades may be awarded on the elective credit category only.
  4. Marist will accept P grades for transferable credit for P grades earned during the student's spring 2020 semester. 
  5. Transfer courses applicable to a student's academic program will be accepted from accredited colleges and universities that meet 91约炮's transferability standards. (Check with the Office of the Registrar for a complete list of acceptable accrediting agencies.)
  6. The awarding of a baccalaureate degree is dependent on meeting the specific requirements for that degree. Consequently, it may be possible, under exceptional circumstances, for a student to have completed 120 or more credits and not be eligible to be awarded a degree.
  7. Grades for courses taken at other institutions are not included in the computation of the student's grade-point average at Marist.

 

 

Transfers from two-year colleges must complete at least 50 credits hours at Marist. Transfers from four-year colleges must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Marist. Up to 70 credits may be accepted from a community college or accredited two-year institution, although fulfilling requirements toward a student's degree is dependent on meeting all specific program requirements for that degree. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of upper-level credits in the major field. Transfer students may only have a maximum of 6 transfer credits applied toward the completion of a minor, stand-alone concentration, or certificate.  (In cases of math or science minors transfer of up to 8 credits may be applied if the transfer course is approved 4-credit courses).

Once a student's file is complete, we will review as an Admission Committee. We will notify students of their admission decision via email and mail.

The admission committee takes multiple aspects into consideration during the application review process, including your academic preparation and performance, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments, recommendations, and essay. Please note: While you are welcome to submit your test scores, 91约炮 is a test-optional school, therefore SAT/ACT scores are not required. This helps us put emphasis on your merit and who you are as a person, rather than relying on scores

We understand that transfer students often take different paths prior to coming to Marist. The Committee is sensitive to the many challenges that some of our transfer students face.

 

 

If the admission application fee poses a financial hardship on your family, the college will waive it. We accept the College Board Fee Waiver form (available from and completed by your transfer counselor) or a letter written on your behalf on official stationery from someone at your college who can attest to your inability to pay this fee.

College courses that you have may be considered for, and if appropriate, awarded transfer credit to 91约炮. The courses must be taken at an accredited college or university, and students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in the course. Marist will review the course level and material to determine if it is viable for transfer.  Transfers from two-year colleges must complete at least 50 credits hours at Marist. Transfers from four-year colleges must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Marist. Up to 70 credits may be accepted from a community college or accredited two-year institution, although fulfilling requirements toward a student's degree is dependent on meeting all specific program requirements for that degree. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of upper-level credits in the major field. A maximum of eight transfer credits can be accepted towards a minor, concentration, or certificate.

Many students can accelerate their college program by earning advanced standing through AP and IB credit in high school. Please view the lists below of what is required on the exam(s) and how many credits the student will receive. All official test results should be submitted through College Board and sent directly to the Registrar Office.

Transferring Credits

 

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students often worry that they can't afford a private education, but we put our resources to work to make a Marist education possible for all qualified students. Visit Marist's Student Financial Services to see the current tuition rate for transfer students.

Yes! Approximately 90 percent of Marist students receive some form of financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities.

Yes! In addition to federal, state, and institutional funding, applicants can be awarded up to $25,000 in merit-based scholarship awards. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships; there is no additional application.

Many different need- and merit-based scholarship programs are available to transfer students. Please visit our Scholarships for Transfer Students page to learn more and review the entire list of opportunities.

You are required to complete the  to apply for financial assistance.

What are the most important criteria in the admission review process?

The admission committee takes multiple aspects into consideration during the application review process, including your academic preparation and performance, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments, recommendations, essay, standardized test scores (91约炮 is now test-optional), and interest in Marist.

We understand that transfer students often take different paths prior to coming to Marist. The Committee is sensitive to the many challenges that some of our transfer students face.

What if I can't afford the application fee?

If the admission application fee poses a financial hardship on your family, the college will waive it. We accept the College Board Fee Waiver form (available from and completed by your transfer counselor) or a letter written on your behalf on official stationery from someone at your college who can attest to your inability to pay this fee.

Can you explain how transfer credits are determined?

College courses that you have may be considered for, and if appropriate, awarded transfer credit to 91约炮. The courses must be taken at an accredited college or university, and students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in the course. Marist will review the course level and material to determine if it is viable for transfer.  Transfers from two-year colleges must complete at least 50 credits hours at Marist. Transfers from four-year colleges must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Marist. Up to 70 credits may be accepted from a community college or accredited two-year institution, although fulfilling requirements toward a student's degree is dependent on meeting all specific program requirements for that degree. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of upper-level credits in the major field. A maximum of eight transfer credits can be accepted towards a minor, concentration, or certificate.

Will Marist accept AP or IB credit?

Many students can accelerate their college program by earning advanced standing through AP and IB credit in high school. Please view the lists below of what is required on the exam(s) and how many credits the student will receive. All official test results should be submitted through College Board and sent directly to the Registrar Office.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

How much does Marist cost?

Students often worry that they can't afford a private education, but we put our resources to work to make a Marist education possible for all qualified students. Visit Marist's Student Financial Services to see the current tuition rate for transfer students.

Does Marist offer Financial Aid?

Yes! Approximately 90 percent of Marist students receive some form of financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities.

Does Marist offer any merit-based scholarships?

Yes! In addition to federal, state, and institutional funding, applicants can be awarded up to $25,000 in merit-based scholarship awards. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships; there is no additional application.

What scholarship opportunities are available?

Many different need- and merit-based scholarship programs are available to transfer students. Please visit our Scholarships for Transfer Students page to learn more and review the entire list of opportunities.

How do I apply for need-based financial aid?

You are required to complete the  to apply for financial assistance.