Transfer Admission

Marymount California University Transfer Students

Complete Your Degree at Marymount

Marymount California University makes it convenient and affordable to complete your Bachelor’s degree in Business, Psychology, Media Studies or Liberal Arts. We welcome students who are interested in transferring to Marymount from other institutions.

You are considered a transfer student if you have graduated from high school (or earned a comparable diploma) and have completed or attempted course work at any college or university.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Consideration

The following documents are required in order to apply for admission as a transfer student:

  • A completed admission application accompanied by a nonrefundable applications fee of $50 or an official University Board Fee Waiver form.
  • An official high school transcript showing high school graduation date for students transferring fewer than 60 credit hours.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges, universities or other post-secondary institutions at which course work was attempted or completed.

The following documents are recommended (but not required) for admission consideration:

  • An academic letter of recommendation from an instructor, counselor or adviser. Applicants not currently enrolled in studies may submit an employer or personal reference.
  • Personal statement, essay or writing samples.
  • Interviews may be requested of some candidates.

Readmission to MCU

Upon competition of the appropriate application, students who left MCU in good academic standing and who were not dismissed, are eligible for readmission and must submit transcripts for any course completed (C of higher for credit) since last term of enrollment.

Marymount California University Transfer Guarantee

Ensure your admission to the University without having to complete any additional forms or applications. Marymount currently guarantees admission to transfer applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of college-level composition (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of college-level mathematics with a grade of C or better.
  • Cumulative 2.75 GPA in transferable courses.
  • Completion of at least 24 semester units.

Applicants must submit their application and official transcript by February 1 to take advantage of this admission guarantee.

Transfer Planning Guides

Los Angeles Harbor College
Golden West College
Mendocino College
Yuba College

Merit Scholarships

Marymount California University participates in federal and state financial aid programs and offers institutional aid for students who qualify. We encourage transfer students to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. Transfer students can complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application via the Internet at Students who currently are receiving financial aid at a different institution will be required to add Marymount California University’s school code 010474 to the FAFSA.

In addition, Marymount California University offers Transfer Scholarships based on your academic performance at the collegiate level. The information from your application for admission, including official transcripts of all college work attempted, will be considered. No separate application is required. The Office of Admission will notify you in your acceptance packet if you meet the qualifications for this scholarship.

Office of Admission

Phone: (310) 303-7311

Admission to Marymount is a highly personalized and holistic process that weighs past academic performance with current academic potential. Each application is evaluated individually, and we carefully consider all admission materials that are submitted.  Contact us for more information.


Upcoming Admission Events

Upcoming Admission Events

Mar 09

On Site Admissions Day

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mar 23

On Site Admissions Day

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Apr 11

On Site Admissions Day

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Upcoming Campus Tours

Upcoming Campus Tours

Wed 21

10:00am Campus Tour

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Thu 22

10:00am Campus Tour

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

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Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.