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Students wishing to transfer credits from community or other four-year colleges apply to the Admission Office for admission with advanced standing, for either the Fall or Spring semester. All transfer applicants must have earned a 2.0 grade point average or better in their college level work. Applicants to the nursing major and education program are expected to have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Acceptance to Nursing is conditional, contingent upon acceptance by the Director of the Department. 

Candidates from community colleges may be granted a maximum of 65 credits; candidates from other four year institutions, a maximum of 75 credits.  Credits used for one degree cannot be transferred for use towards a second degree. All accepted students must earn a minimum of 45 credits for a B.A. and 51 credits for a B.S. at the College of  Mount Saint Vincent, in regularly scheduled college classes, in order to be eligible for a College of Mount Saint Vincent baccalaureate degree.

Transcripts will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Any course from a regionally accredited institution which parallels an offering of this College, and in which the
candidate has received a grade of “C” or better, will be accepted in transfer. A grade of “P” is acceptable only if it represents a grade of “C” or better, as defined by the
previous institution. Courses of a purely technical nature, i.e., typing or shorthand, as well as credits earned in clinical nursing at another college, will not be accepted in
transfer. Transfer of credit earned at any time will be accepted except where technology, new research, or other factors have significantly changed the content or
required skills of a course. At any time, the College reserves the right to require assessment and to mandate appropriate placement into courses considered essential for
satisfactory academic progress. Transfer students who wish to undertake a major in Nursing please refer to the "Nursing Overview" section of this catalog under “Program and Course Descriptions.

Students who wish to transfer international college level credits, please see paragraph on evaluation requirements under Admission of International Students on page 8.

All students transferring into the College with sixty or more transferable credits will be defined as juniors, and will have all courses in the Core waived, except for the Core
enrichment courses. The College reserves the right to require students to submit a writing sample for the purpose of determining whether the Core writing course requirement has been fulfilled.

The College does not guarantee that a student will be able to satisfy all the requirements for the degree and/or major within the normal course of four semesters.  All candidates who have a past cumulative index of 3.0 or above will be considered for a Competitive Transfer Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of past academic standing only. Deadlines for applications for scholarships are July 15 for Fall entrants and December 15 for Spring entrants.