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Transfer Admissions Process

Applications to the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies are completed on a rolling basis year-round. However, we encourage all students to apply and be accepted at least a month before the start of each semester, especially if they are planning to use financial aid.

Selection for transfer admission

The following information is assessed during the application review process:

  • Quality and strength of each student’s curriculum 
  • Grades received in all college-level courses, especially those in the liberal arts, math and sciences 
  • Writing skills as evidenced through a student essay or writing sample

Application Check List for Transfer Students

Transfer students applying to Notre Dame need to submit the following documents for consideration:

  • Completed application (online form or paper copy) 
  • $45 application fee or signed waiver from alumna, staff or faculty 
  • Official high school transcript (not necessary for students with grades in at least 12 college level courses) 
  • Official college transcripts from all academic institutions previously attended

Financial aid assistance

Financial aid is available to all students. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to access these resources. All students should plan to file the FAFSA for consideration of assistance from the federal/state government, external companies/agencies and Notre Dame institutional need-based grants.
Additional information on financial aid and other important forms can be found on the financial aid Web site.

Additional transfer information

  • Maryland Articulation System (ARTSYS) used by the community colleges within the state to provide recommended transfer programs to students during their first two years of study. The information in ARTSYS allows students to view how their credits will transfer from their local community college to Notre Dame.
  • If there are any questions about the information in ARTSYS, students should contact either their enrollment manager or the Registrar at Notre Dame.
  • In addition to the valuable information provided to all students through ARTSYS, the college also maintains formal articulation agreements. Articulation agreements show the course by course outline of how general education requirements and/or department-specific requirements are transferred to Notre Dame’s academic program of study.
  • Notre Dame is consistently working with the area colleges to develop additional program to program specific agreements. Each year the university identifies new program agreements based on conversations with community college colleagues and transfer students.
  • In addition to the participation in ARTSYS and the articulation agreements listed above, the university also participates in the state-wide articulation programs for the RN to BSN completion (Nursing) and the AAT to Bachelor’s degree program for education students.