Transfer student admission

We’re so glad you’re interested in Mount Ida College. Our community warmly welcomes college transfer students looking to complete their degrees with us. We work hard to attract talented students like you through our strategic partnerships and articulation agreements with community colleges in the U.S. and abroad. Our admissions team also strives to ensure your admissions process is hassle free.


Many transfer college students choose Mount Ida for our career focused programs which blend experiential learning with a strong foundation in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, all to prepare you for success in your chosen career field. With programs that lead to high-demand professions, our six month job placement rate for graduates in their field of study is well above the national average, in some majors 100 percent.

Our convenient location near Boston and vibrant campus life, including a student center, state-of-the-art fitness center and NCAA Division III athletics, are other reasons you may want to choose a private college like Mount Ida too.

Transfer credit policies

We do our best to approve as many eligible transfer credits as possible. In addition to your transfer credits, you’ll complete a minimum of 30 college credits here to earn your Mount Ida degree. Mount Ida recognizes transfer credits that meet the following criteria:

  • College-level courses completed at colleges or universities with regional accreditation
  • Courses appropriate to your chosen college degree program
  • Courses similar in academic content and depth as those required at Mount Ida
  • Courses completed with a C grade (2.0) or higher
  • Courses completed less than seven years ago, in most cases

Our transfer credit teams review student portfolios to assess studio coursework.

Some degree programs set additional transfer credit policies. Look for full details inside the official Mount Ida College Catalog.

Other transfer credits

Mount Ida also recognizes eligible transfer credits, appropriate to your chosen major, from Advanced Placement Program (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Transfer credit for life experience

Mount Ida’s Office of Academic Affairs approves college transfer credit for life experience on an individual basis. Your admissions counselor can help you with this process.