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More Information for Transfer Students

We are proud to work closely with 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education to ensure a seamless transition to McDaniel. This includes personalized support from the beginning, where you'll work with your designated transfer counselor to make the application process efficient and easy. 

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You. McDaniel. A Visit.

Discover how McDaniel College works with you to ensure a smooth transfer process so you can reach your academic goals. Your personal transfer recruiter will help you realize all that you can become on the Hill. And while you're here, take a tour of our beautiful hilltop campus, converse with students, and grab a meal in our dining facility. You'll leave knowing you belong. 


Saturday, February 29 | 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 28 | 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 18 | 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 2 | 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Weekday information sessions are also available.

Preparing to Transfer

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.

Transfer Credit Policies

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.

Meeting General Education 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.

Advising & Registration

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 portal showing how your credits apply to specific degree requirements for graduation. Shortly before school starts, the Academic Affairs Office will contact you to complete registration for your courses. Prior to your arrival at McDaniel, you will meet with your academic advisor to discuss your academic plan for your time at McDaniel.

ARTSYS: Supporting Your Transfer Process

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.

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A Place to Gather Commuter Student Lounge Supporting Commuting Students

We are pleased to provide all commuter students with a place to gather and special programming through our Commuter Student Lounge, located in Merritt Hall. In addition to a central space to connect with other commuting students, our Commuter Student Lounge also hosts programs to benefit and support our commuter students.