Transfer Application Process
Mount Ida College practices rolling admissions; however, all students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for the fall or spring semesters in order to receive timely admissions and financial aid decisions.
A complete transfer application includes the following:
- The application form and a $45 application fee. Or you may submit your application online, and we will waive your application fee! For more information, please click here.
- Personal statement or essay.
- Recommendation, preferably from a professor or other person familiar with your academic ability (a minimum of one recommendation is required; however, you may submit additional letters of recommendation).
- Final official high school transcript or copy of a GED.
- Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended (even if transfer credit is not sought) and course descriptions of all college work completed. If you are currently attending college, please submit a list of courses in progress. These courses will be considered for transfer credit once they are completed and a final official transcript is submitted for review.
- SAT or ACT scores are optional unless fewer than 24 credits of college-level work have been completed.
- TOEFL score or other documentation of English proficiency if English is not your first language.
- An interview or campus visit is not required but is strongly encouraged as an opportunity for both the student and the College to become better acquainted with each other.
- Dental Hygiene applicants will need to complete the necessary pre-requisite courses before their application is reviewed by the Admissions Office. Details on the pre-requisite courses are listed in the College catalog here.
Transfer Credit Policies and Procedures
The Registrar's Office evaluates the transfer of credit earned at other institutions as part of the admissions process. Applicants for admission who plan to have credits considered for transfer must have official transcripts sent directly from the Registrar's Office of every institution attended. Applicants are encouraged to provide catalog descriptions of courses completed elsewhere to facilitate the transcript evaluation process.
Transfer Credit Policies and Procedures
Applicants who have taken courses at more than one institution should note that transfer credit evaluations are done after official copies of all transcripts have been received. After the Registrar’s Office completes a student’s transfer evaluation, a copy of the evaluation is mailed to the student for review.
Mount Ida College recognizes, for transfer credit, courses appropriate for the selected major, taken at regionally or nationally accredited colleges or universities with a grade of C (2.00) or higher. Transfer credits are evaluated individually and awarded for courses that are similar in content and depth to those required in the chosen major. Certain studio art courses may require a portfolio review before transfer credit is awarded.
The College is the sole judge of the courses and/or experience it will accept in transfer towards requirements of its programs and degrees. Courses and credits only are transferable - not grades or honor points. As a general rule, the College will not accept transfer credit for courses completed more than seven years ago if such courses are central to the current knowledge and/or skills base of a program of study.
The College recognizes the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board. Accordingly, applicants may qualify for advanced standing for satisfactory performance in AP, IB and/or CLEP examinations in subject areas appropriate to their chosen major. Credit may also be given for life experience on an individual basis through the Office of Academic Affairs.
Please be assured that every attempt is made to transfer the maximum number of credits earned prior to your admission to the College. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residency to earn a Mount Ida degree.
Mount Ida also participates in articulation agreements with several two-year colleges to help facilitate the process of transferring between the institutions. To learn more about these programs, click here.
Note: Selected programs of study have special policies regarding transfer credits. Students should refer to the Policies, Conditions, and Fees information in the Curriculum Outlines Section of the College Catalog for information on transfer credit policies specific to a particular degree program.