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 Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Digital Communications, Psychology, or Multi-disciplinary Studies. 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.

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.

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Pathway

As a member of Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), Marymount California University participates in the transfer pathway for college students graduating with an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) from a California community college and wishing to transfer to a four-year independent, nonprofit institution like Marymount California University (MCU).

Much like the current CSU ADT pathway, Marymount California University will commit to guaranteeing admission for ADT students who apply, as well as accepting a minimum of 60 units transferred, and assure these students start at MCU with a junior standing. Read more

ADT Pathways

Students who transfer to MCU with a completed ADT are guaranteed degree completion in no more than 68 units. See the Required Courses Checklists to view degree requirements.

Guaranteed degree pathways:

Administration of Justice AS-T to the MCU Criminal Justice BA

Biology AS-T to the MCU Biology BA and BS

Business Administration AS-T to the MCU Business BA

Psychology AA-T to the Psychology BA

Articulation/Transfer Agreements

In addition to accepting the noted Associate Degrees for Transfer from California Community Colleges, MCU has transfer agreements with local community colleges. Please refer to degree information in the Academics section of this website for program information.

El Camino College

Long Beach City College

Los Angeles Harbor College

Santa Monica College

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

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Marymount California University Campus Visit

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Marymount California University Campus Visit

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Marymount California University Campus Visit

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