Transferring to Mary Baldwin

Even though you will be new to the Mary Baldwin campus, you aren’t going off to college for the first time; you know some of the ropes already. Mary Baldwin offers the resources and support you need to succeed while pursuing an affordable liberal arts education. Schedule a campus visit, contact one of our Baldwin Online and Adult Programs regional centers, or apply now.

Policy on Transfer

In order to be considered a transfer applicant to Mary Baldwin University, a student must have at least 12 semester hours of college-level work not completed under dual enrollment.
Mary Baldwin University grants transfer credit for collegiate-level coursework from regionally accredited institutions of higher education which is generally congruent with a liberal arts curriculum and was completed at the level of C- or better. Transfer courses need not be identical to courses in the Mary Baldwin curriculum.
Transfer coursework may apply to majors, minors, certification, general education requirements, or general electives.
VCCS Gen-Ed Completion Requirements: Mary Baldwin is happy to accept work completed in the VCCS transfer module in partial completion of college requirements as long as it was passed at the level of C- or better.
Transfer Officer

The university’s transfer officer is Kim Robinson, registrar. Ms. Robinson will determine applicability of coursework to the various requirements in coordination with the faculty.
PH: 540.887.7071
FAX: 540.886.5132
EMAIL: krobinson@marybaldwin.edu

Mary Baldwin College for Women Transfers

The Mary Baldwin College for Women (MBCW) offers a transfer program into a traditional residential college environment. Baldwin women know they are in a place where they will discover more about themselves than they imagined and will translate those discoveries into action as confident, compassionate leaders. They have the opportunity to choose from more than 60 majors and minors at our beautiful historic campus in Staunton, Virginia.

Application Process
  1. Complete your application online.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  3. If you would like to know what transfers and what you would need to graduate, complete an Individualized Graduation Plan with help of the University’s Registrar.

Class Standing

A student’s class standing is determined at the beginning of each semester and will not be changed during that semester. Official transcripts from other institutions must be received by the Office of Admissions in order for the Office of the Registrar to transfer credit to the student’s Mary Baldwin transcript.

Freshman: 0-26 semester hours
Sophomore: 27-57 semester hours
Junior: 58-89 semester hours
Senior: 90-126 semester hours

A minimum of 126 semester hours must be completed to earn a degree, of which 63 must be earned at Mary Baldwin University.

Selection Process

The Office of Admissions reviews applications on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of the committee’s decision. Priority is given to applications received by April 15. To compete for the Honor’s Program, you must complete the separate application process to be considered, and submit high school credentials including standardized test scores.

Mary Baldwin College for Women Transfer Guide

What are the admission requirements to be a transfer applicant at Mary Baldwin?
In order to be considered a transfer applicant to Mary Baldwin University, a student must have at least 12 semester hours of college-level work not completed under dual enrollment.

What is the deadline for applying as a transfer into the Mary Baldwin College for Women?
Deadlines for application are August 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester.

How do I apply?
Apply on-line at www.marybaldwin.edu/apply with no application fee.

What other credentials are required?
You will need to submit your application along with official college transcripts.

Who decides what transfers?
The registrar, Kim Robinson.
PH: 540-887-7033
FAX: 540-886-5132
EMAIL: krobinson@marybaldwin.edu

How do I find out what transfers?
Feel free to contact Ms. Robinson for specifics. She will also be glad to give you suggestions about specific courses you may want to take prior to transfer.

What should I take before I transfer to Mary Baldwin?
This chart provides the courses you’ll need to fulfill general education requirements.

How can previous coursework receive transfer credit?
Courses are transferable as long as the credit is earned at regionally-accredited colleges and passed at the level of C- or better. The courses must be generally compatible with the Mary Baldwin curriculum, but they do not have to be identical to courses in our catalog. Transfer coursework may apply to majors, minors, certification, general education requirements, or general electives.

Students graduating from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia Community College with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale may qualify for guaranteed admission. “Transfer-oriented associate degrees” refers to VCCS Associate of Art, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees.  The transfer-oriented associate degrees include the General Studies associate degrees.  Applied Science degrees are not applicable. VCCS Transfer Guide

Do my grades transfer?
No; You start over at Mary Baldwin.

How many credits can I transfer to Mary Baldwin?
You can transfer any amount. However, you must earn 63 hours at Mary Baldwin — two full years of study.

What are the requirements for graduation?
A minimum of 126 semester hours must be completed to earn a degree, 63 of which must be earned at Mary Baldwin University.

What is the best advice you can give a potential transfer?

  • Plan ahead. Find out what classes will be required at Mary Baldwin and try to take some of them before you transfer.
  • Find out just how long it is going to take to accomplish your educational goals at Mary Baldwin.
MBCW Transfer FAQs

Q: Who decides what transfers?
A: The associate dean and registrar, Dr. Lewis Askegaard.

Q: How do I know if a course is transferable
A: Courses are transferable as long as the credit is earned at regionally-accredited colleges and passed at the level of C- or better. The course must be generally compatible with the Mary Baldwin curriculum, but they do not have to be identical to courses in our catalogue.

Q: Do my grades transfer?
A: No. You start over at Mary Baldwin.

Q: Can transfer courses count toward requirements?
A: Yes.

Q: How many credits can I transfer to Mary Baldwin?
A: You can transfer any amount. However, you
must earn 66 hours at Mary Baldwin — two full years of study.

Q: How do I find out what transfers?
A: Feel free to contact the registrar, Dr. Lew
Askegaard, at laskegaa@marybaldwin.edu for specifics. Dr. Askegaard will also
be glad to give you suggestions about specific courses you may want
to take prior to transfer.

Q: How do transfers progress at Mary Baldwin?
A: Wonderfully! Their graduation rate is higher
than students who come in as freshmen.

Q: What is the best advice you can give a potential transfer?
A:

  1. Plan ahead. Find out what classes will be required at Mary Baldwin and try to take some of them before you transfer.
  2. Find out just how long it is going to take to accomplish your educational goals at Mary Baldwin.

Q. Are community college courses transferable?
A: Sure, as long as it’s a regionally-accredited community college (almost all of them are).

Q. Are trade school courses transferable?
A: Not unless they are regionally accredited.

Q: What should I take before I transfer to Mary Baldwin?
A: This chart provides the courses you’ll need to fulfill general education requirements.

Tuition/Financial Aid for Transfers

ou will find Mary Baldwin University to be affordable. Over 90 percent of our students rely on some form of financial aid to help meet the cost of their college education. The average financial aid package of an Mary Baldwin student is $20,613.

The only application required for financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year. You can request a FAFSA from the Office of Financial Aid and Student Campus Employment or file electronically via www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Scholarships are available for transfer students based on cumulative college GPA.

College GPA Estimated Scholarship
3.59+ $14,000
3.250–3.58 $12,000
2.940–3.249 $10,000
2.60–2.939 $9,000
2.619 and below $6,000

 

Baldwin Online and Adult Programs Transfers

With more than 30 years of experience in helping men and women achieve their goals, Mary Baldwin University is Virginia’s quality leader in higher education for adults. The Baldwin Online and Adult Programs (ADP) offers more than 50 majors and minors on the main campus in Staunton and in 11 regional centers across Virginia. Flexible learning options include weekend, evening, and summer classes as well as independent and online study.

Baldwin Online and Adult Programs Transfer Guide

What are the admission requirements to be an ADP transfer student at MBC?

You must have your high school diploma and demonstrate the ability to do college-level work.

How do I apply?

Apply online at www.mbc.edu/apply with no application fee.

What is the deadline for applying as a transfer for ADP?

Deadlines for application are August 15 for the fall semester, November 30 for the spring semester, and April 30 for the summer semester.

What other credentials are required?

You will need to submit your application along with official college transcripts and a one page personal goals statement.

If admitted, are there requirements that must be met before enrolling?

Students are required to attend an Adult Degree Program Orientation before enrolling as a student at MBC. Sessions are held at our locations throughout Virginia each fall, spring, and summer before the semester begins.

What previous coursework counts for transfer credit?

Courses are transferable as long as the credit is earned at regionally-accredited colleges and passed at the level of C- or better. The courses must be generally compatible with the MBC curriculum, but they do not have to be identical to courses in our catalog. Transfer coursework may apply to majors, minors, certification, general education requirements, or general electives.

 What are the requirements for graduation?

The requirements for ADP students are the same as for students in our Residential College for Women, and you earn the same highly respected degree. Specifically, you must:

  1. Complete a total of 126 semester hours (including transfer credit)
  2. Complete a minimum of 36 of the total 126 semester hours required at MBC
  3. Meet general education and central curriculum requirements (a transfer-oriented associate’s degree from an institution in the Virginia Community College System may count as your general education requirement, in accordance with our guaranteed admission program)
  4. Complete the coursework required for your major, including a senior project
  5. Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale overall and in your major
  6. Meet other requirements outlined in the academic catalog specific to your major and your degree
  7. In your academic life, act in accordance with the Honor Code

Is there a guaranteed admission agreement with Colleges in the Virginia Community College System?

Yes. Students graduating from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale may qualify for the guaranteed admission. “Transfer-oriented associate degrees” refers to VCCS associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of arts and sciences degrees. The transfer-oriented associate degrees include the General Studies associate degrees. Applied Science degrees are not applicable. VCCS Transfer Guide.

Can I get credit for professional experience and knowledge I gained on my own?

Yes. You can be granted academic credit based on the following:

  1. Satisfactory scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests for general knowledge and specific subjects
  2. Credit for college-level learning done through work, community service, reading, travel, and other pursuits by way of a Prior Learning Portfolio (portfolio is evaluated by faculty for knowledge gained)
  3. Credit for experience or instruction in the military, medical fields, or other kinds of specialized training

Community College Transfers

Mary Baldwin University and the Virginia Community College System have adopted a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement to facilitate the transition from community college to Mary Baldwin. Read the agreement for specific requirements, such as grade point average. VCCS Transfer Guide