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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. 

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Consideration for merit scholarship is an automatic part of our review process for transfer students. Your cumulative GPA and completing a transfer application to McDaniel College is all that is needed to be considered for one of our renewable annual scholarships. Check out our cumulative GPA ranges and the corresponding amounts to see what you are guaranteed to receive if admitted to McDaniel.

Guaranteed Transfer Scholarships based on cumulative GPA

3.5 or higher = $26,000

3.0 to 3.49 = $23,000

2.75 to 2.99 = $19,000

Under 2.75 - $17,000

Students walking across campus.

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. At this time, McDaniel is offering Transfer Information Sessions and Tours on select Fridays. We also offer daily visits through the week.

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Transfer Talks Select Tuesdays

We are currently offering virtual open houses once per month on Tuesday evenings at 4 p.m. EST. We will resume these session in January, check back for available dates!  If you'd like to see campus, we are open for in - person transfer visits. Please direct your transfer questions to jlevee@mcdaniel.edu!

General Campus

McDaniel participates in MICUA consortium to support transfer students’ pathways to colleges

McDaniel College is participating in the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) consortium to help more community college students in Maryland achieve their goal of earning a degree from a four-year college. MICUA has been awarded a $50,000 initial grant by the Teagle Foundation to support transfer students’ pathways to colleges. MICUA and its member institutions, which includes McDaniel, will work with Maryland’s 16 community colleges to create a comprehensive transfer consortium.

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Attention Phi Theta Kappa members!

Not only are you eligible for our transfer merit scholarships, but an additional $2,000 on top of the highest scholarship you’re qualified to receive.  Simply send us a copy of your PTK membership certificate/card or an email from your PTK advisor to verify your membership status.

Erin Benevento, Director of First Year Experience, with student.

What if I don’t see myself in these scholarship ranges?

Don’t worry!  McDaniel is known for attracting diverse, well-rounded students who contribute to our community in many ways.  When you apply, we’ll get to know you personally, and we’ll work with you to find your financial options.  Your academic record, accomplishments outside the classroom, leadership potential, work and volunteer experience, and more will be taken into consideration through our holistic review process.  We look forward to having you apply to McDaniel.