Transfer Credit Review Process

During the admission process, the Registrar’s Office will complete a preliminary (and unofficial) transfer credit evaluation for you once you’ve been admitted to McDaniel College.  The Admissions Office will email you an initial evaluation showing the amount of credit to be accepted, the equivalent McDaniel Plan requirements met, any elective credit earned, and the minimum number of McDaniel College semester hours to be completed for your undergraduate degree.

McDaniel College will accept up to a maximum of 64 credit hours from a two-year college and a maximum of 96 credit hours from a four-year college or university to be applied towards the McDaniel degree. No more than 96 credit hours will be accepted in total. You must earn a grade of “C-” or better for the credit to transfer. McDaniel College grants transfer credit for courses that are standard liberal arts courses or that compare to the offerings of the College from institutions accredited by accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Transfer students seeking advanced placement should consult with their academic advisor and the Registrar’s Office to determine applicable requirements.

When we evaluate your transcript, we indicate the courses you have taken which fulfill the curriculum requirements of the McDaniel Plan and list which ones satisfy each specific requirement. We refer major-specific questions to the faculty in that department - either when you enroll or earlier if you desire.

Once you have decided to attend McDaniel, completed all transfer work and sent your final official transcripts, an updated credit evaluation is performed and posted on the McDaniel Archway showing how your credits apply to specific degree requirements for graduation. Shortly before school starts, the Academic Affairs Office will contact you to complete pre-registration for your courses. Prior to your arrival at McDaniel, you should meet (in person or over the phone) with your academic advisor to discuss your academic plan for your time at McDaniel.

Other Helpful Information

Maryland community college students who are considering transferring to McDaniel after completion of two years of coursework or the Associate degree will find many resources and questions about specific courses available on ARTSYS, a computerized data system created to facilitate the transfer process from the Maryland community colleges to participating four-year colleges, including McDaniel. You can find ARTSYS online at any time.

Find out more about the core curriculum at McDaniel, The McDaniel Plan.