For a smooth transition and a respected degree, consider Notre Dame.

Every year, approximately 60 students transfer to our university for our welcoming community and the many programs that enable them to complete their degrees in a timely manner.

Transfer Policy

Students are eligible to transfer up to 68 credits from a community college and up to 90 credits from another four-year institution. Students must receive a grade of C or higher in their courses to receive credit at Notre Dame.

Transfer credits are evaluated using the University's transfer policy and all prospective students have the opportunity to have their credits evaluated prior to applying to Notre Dame. 

The admissions counselors at the Undergraduate Studies can provide an unofficial evaluation and transfer overview during an initial, individualized visit to campus or during one of the many transfer fairs and programs in which we participate.

General Admissions Policies
Notre Dame of Maryland University endeavors to enroll students who show academic promise and support our mission. Successful students will achieve academic growth while contributing to our inclusive and compassionate community through active participation. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if:
  • a student's academic performance diminishes in high school or the college from which they are transferring; or
  • a student engages in social behavior in or out of school that the University deems inappropriate or counter to our stated mission or values.

More information about policies can be found in the University's current catalog.

Transfer Admissions Process

We strongly encourage transfer students to apply early to ensure the best selection of classes and to obtain financial aid. Applications 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 plan to secure financial aid.

Priority Filing Date

  • Fall Transfer Admission: March 15
  • Spring Transfer Admission: December 15

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a space-available basis. 

What We Look For

The following information is assessed during the application review process:

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

Application Checklist

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

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcript (Not required for students with at least 30 hours of transferable college credits; If applying with a GED, a score of 145 or higher on the GED® is needed (Performance Level 2: Pass/High School Equivalency). Older GED scores will be reviewed individually.)
  • Official college transcripts from all academic institutions previously attended

Note: For students interested in admissions to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, please review the additional admissions criteria and process for acceptance to the nursing program.

Financial Aid Assistance

Financial aid is available to all students. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration of assistance from the federal/state government, external companies/agencies and Notre Dame institutional need-based grants. 

Financial Aid

Schedule a Visit

Schedule a visit to meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about transferring credits and the transfer admissions process. Campus tours, class visits and appointments with academic departments are also available.

Visit Campus

Talk to an Admissions Counselor

Contact an admissions counselor to request information and learn more about our programs.

headshot of Marci LeadbeterMarci Leadbeter, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions