What is the College Report Form?
The College Report Form is a document filled out by the registrar or Dean of Students at your current or most recent university or college. The form indicates that you are in good standing with the institution. Click here to download the form.
What is the difference between unofficial and official transcripts?
Transcripts submitted directly to us by the school/electronic transcript service are official. If you send us the transcript, it us unofficial.
Where can my school send my official transcript (high school and or college?
Your school can send your official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school only can send it by snail mail. It must be in a sealed envelope stamped “Official”. Our mailing address is:
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Office of Admission
47645 College Drive
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001
Who sends you my letter of recommendation?
Your professor/advisor/author of the letter will need to send us the letter of recommendation. It can be mailed or sent to email@example.com
What is the Academic Evaluation?
The Academic Evaluation is a letter of recommendation from one of your most recent professors. If you have been out of school for an extended period of time, you can substitute this requirement with a letter of recommendation from an employer, supervisor, etc.
Do I need to send in my high school transcripts or SAT scores?
If you have completed 24 or more credits at the college level, you do not need to provide your SAT or ACT scores, or your high school transcripts. If you are under the 24 credit threshold, they must be submitted with your application.
What are my housing options?
Transfer students are guaranteed housing on campus for their time at St. Mary’s. Typically, transfer students are placed in suite-style housing with other transfer students, or a mix of new transfer students and other upperclassman. Students who transfer in with fewer than 24 credits, or who are of an age with first years and sophomores may be placed in dorm-style housing with other sophomore students.
How do I know what credits will transfer?
The Transfer Registrar completes credit evaluations for all incoming enrolled transfer students. Once the credit evaluation is complete, the credits will be reflected in the Student Portal. We also offer unofficial transfer credit evaluation during our Transfer Days, provided your transcript is brought with you.
Is there a limit to the amount of credits I can transfer?
Yes. We will accept a maximum of 70 credit hours from a two-year institution and a maximum of 90 credit hours from a four-year institution.
Do my CLEP or AP scores earn credit or have an equivalent course at SMCM?
Yes, there are some courses that you can receive credit for with a CLEP exam. However, there are graduation requirements that could affect whether credit is awarded. Only lower level credit can be awarded.
A student must receive a 4 or 5 on their AP exam in order to earn credit. Many AP exams earn 4 transfer credits. AP test scores must be sent by College Board to SMCM. Credit cannot be awarded from another school’s transcript.
For more information about CLEP or AP Test Scores:
When can I expect to hear from St. Mary’s?
Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed within two to three weeks. We recommend you read over our application requirements to ensure your application is not missing any necessary documents.
What are the application deadlines for transfers?
St. Mary’s operates on a rolling admissions basis for transfer students, therefore you may apply at any time.