Transfer Students

You've done the hard work and put in the long hours, now let us help you finish your journey.

At Saint Mary's College of California, we are dedicated to our transfer students. We will guide you through every step of the way, from answering any questions about the application process to graduation.

Our mission is to educate the next generation of thinkers and change agents. We are focused on challenging the accepted norm. We read the great works of literature and ask the tough questions. We work side by side to fight for the underserved and underrepresented. This is what makes Saint Mary's stand out from every other college in America. Additionally, we have been recognized by notable publications such as US News and World Report, CEO Magazine, Forbes, Colleges That Change Lives, The Wall Street Journal, and Moneymagazine to name a few.

Join us for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, and make progress towards your future goals. We'll even waive your $60 application fee! Apply with code Transfer19. You only need 23 credits to transfer, and financial aid is still available.

Information Sessions




As you prepare your application, please note the following deadlines for transfer students:

  Priority Deadline Regular Deadline FAFSA Form Due
Fall Term June 15

July 1

Spring Term -----




You only need 23 credits to apply. If you have less than 23 credits, we may need to review your high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores to consider you for admission.

Fill out the form on the right to learn more about Saint Mary's or apply today.

Application Process and Next Steps

  • Fill out the Common Application.

  • Final high school transcripts or high school equivalency documents

  • Official transcripts of all college work. Official transcripts must be submitted for all colleges or universities attended whether the student completed the term(s) or not

  • Once we receive all of your materials, you can expect to receive a decision within a couple of weeks

  • Check our list of articulation agreements with local community colleges to get an idea of which credits will transfer

  • Schedule a Transcript Evaluation

  • Join us for an upcoming Transfer Information Session, or Campus Tour

  • Use the transfer net price calculator to view the estimated cost of attendance, including estimated scholarships and other financial aid


Updated: January 2018