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International Transfer Students

  • Students who are not U.S citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) as well as all students with any non-U.S. academic records are considered international students.
  • A Transfer Student is a student who has completed at least one semester of college coursework (12 credits) at another accredited college or university, as well as any student who holds an Associate or Bachelor's degree. 

Admission Requirements for International Transfer Students

Applicants with more than 30 credits from an accreditted college or university must submit the following to be considered for admissions: 
  1. Completed application with the $40 application fee. 

  2. Official transcripts sent directly to Marymount from each college or university attended. For transfer students with fewer than 30 completed college or university credits, complete official high school transcripts must be submitted as well.

  3. For university level coursework completed outside the U.S., official course-by-course evaluation from one of Marymount's approved evaluation agencies:

    • World Education Services (ICAP evaluation strongly preferred)
    • Educational Credentials Evaluators

  4. Letter of Recommendation from your school principal, teacher, or academic adviser. This letter must be written in or translated to English.

  5. Proof of English language proficiency.

    If English is not your native language, regardless of your citizenship, you must submit an official report of your scores from the TOEFL or IELTS. Test reports must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the application deadline and meet the minimum requirements below:

      Marymount Exam Code Minimum Requirements
    TOEFL 5405 79 Internet
    550 Paper
    IELTS 8310 6.0 Overall

    Transfer international students with completed 30 credit hours who have taken English Composition I and have passed it with a C or better, may have the proof of English Language Proficiency waived.

    For more information on the language requirements, please see English Language Proficiency.

Note - If you are mailing any application materials, please send them to:

​Marymount University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207

Programs and Majors

Did you know that Marymount offer majors in Business Administration, Physical Therapy, Biology, Computer Science, and even Fashion Design!

Take a look at the programs and majors that are offered to you. 

Scholarships Opportunities


Students transferring to Marymount University are eligible for a number of grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid. Unless otherwise noted, these scholarships are all for students pursuing their first bachelor’s degrees.

Transfer Academic Scholarship

This renewable $6,000 scholarship is available for full-time, first-degree transfer students with 30 or more college credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. This scholarship is automatically awarded to any students that meet the criteria. Also, it is renewable, provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 is available to first-degree transfer students who have been active members in their former institution’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Applicants should be enrolled full-time and have at least a 3.5 GPA and 30 college credits.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

This scholarship, funded by the National Science Foundation, is open to undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. in Information Technology with a concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity, or a B.S./M.S. with an undergraduate concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity and a graduate concentration in Computer Security. The award includes an $8,000 stipend, full tuition and academic fees, a book allowance of $1,000, funding for conference attendance, and a paid summer internship. Upon graduation, the recipient will fulfill a two-year work commitment in the cybersecurity field with a federal, state, or local government agency or a federally funded research and development company.

Undergraduates must be at least at the sophomore level in order to apply.

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Women in Science and Mathematics

This competitive scholarship provides women majoring in Biology, Mathematics, or Information Technology (Computer Science specialty) with full tuition and room and board for up to four years. Applicants should be U.S. citizens with a record of high academic achievement and an interest in teaching or research in math or science.

Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by February 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.

Honors Program Scholarship

Transfer students admitted to the Marymount University Honors Program may be eligible for an additional scholarship award. Admission to the program is very competitive. Applicants should have a college GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a 1200 SAT (CR / M) or 27 ACT composite score.

Priority consideration will be given to Honors Program applications received by February 1. Later applications will be considered on a space-available basis.

Application Deadlines

It is highly recommended that the application for admissions and all supporting documents are received no later than the date indicated for the corresponding semester. This allows the committee to review the application and for the appropriate immigration processes to take place before the beginning of the semester.
  • Fall semester (begins in late August) – July 1
  • Spring semester (begins in mid-January) – December 1

Please contact our offices directly if you haven't submitted all of your documents by these dates. We may still be able to work with you to help you complete your application in time.

Application Decision and Communication

  • Your application is considered complete once the application and all supporting documents have been received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Once the application is complete, the admissions committee will review the application. Students will be notified via email if their application is incomplete.

  • For international students living outside of the U.S., your admissions decision will be communicated via e-mail only.

  • For international students living in the U.S., your admissions decision will be communicated via e-mail and postal mail. 

Once You're Admitted

Once you are admitted and have decided to make Marymount your home for your undergraduate education, there are several processes that take place. 
  • Submit your deposit online or return the Enrollment Notification Form that was sent with your acceptance letter, along with your enrollment deposit. Make sure to pay attention to deposit deadlines, so you can reserve your spot in the upcoming class!

  • Submit your I-20 documents to obtain a Form I-20, so you may apply for an F-1 Student Visa. 

  • Generate Your Student Account to gain access to the Marymount portal, email, Canvas, and other internal Marymount sites.

  • Register for Orientation. All incoming international students are automatically registered for the International Student Session and are required to attend.

  • Register for classes through your Academic Advisor. You may locate their information through Marynet.

  • Complete your housing application if you will be living on campus or in university-sponsored housing.

  • Complete the Student Medical Form. You must submit the form before you will gain access to register for classes. 

Need Assistance?

Call 1-800-548-7638 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment with our international admissions counselor.