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Transfer Student Admissions

If you have earned your high school diploma and have more than 12 transferable college credits, you will apply as a Transfer applicant.


Our streamlined (and free!) application process helps you easily apply for undergraduate admission. Apply with the Common Application or the McDaniel Application (we have no preference- choose the one that works best for you). Remember that McDaniel College is proudly test-optional, so you will decide if you would like to submit your test scores for review.


McDaniel is dedicated to being a transfer-friendly school. Scroll down to read more about our new block transfer policy!


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As part of our commitment to campus diversity, we do not charge an application fee.

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.

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Block Transfer at McDaniel An exciting announcement!

McDaniel College has adopted a block transfer policy. If you enter McDaniel with an Associate of Arts (A.A.), an Associate of Science (A.S.), or an Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.), you will have met all McDaniel general education requirements (our McDaniel Plan). You'll be able to jump right into your major program requirements!

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. View the full transfer credit policy.

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.

If you are planning to be a residential student, a Residential Student Release Form may be required if you have had any residential disciplinary actions at your previous institution.

Meet your Transfer Admission Counselor

Jamie LeVee

Jamie LeVee Transfer Admissions Counselor

You work with Jamie if you are looking to transfer from a two or four year college or university, looking to re-apply, or are seeking a second bachelor's degree from McDaniel College.   Jamie also works with first year students who have an international status or are living outside of the United States.

Set up a time to chat with Jamie