You are considered a transfer student if you have completed secondary school and have attended college or university.

Important Information


Applications for international transfer undergrad students are accepted for fall, spring, and summer semesters.

First priority reviewOct. 15
Second priority reviewNov. 1
Third priority reviewDec. 1
Fourth priority reviewFeb. 1
Fifth priority reviewMar. 1


Application requirements for transfer students include:

Transferring from a post-secondary college or university outside of the US

  • Completed Saint Martin’s online application
  • Official transcripts sent directly to Saint Martin’s University by all colleges or universities attended outside of the US.
  • Official evaluation of all university-level coursework and degrees earned outside of the US completed and submitted directly to Saint Martin’s University by an approved NACES evaluation company. Find approved evaluators at
  • If you are requesting transfer credits for courses taken outside of the US, a course-by-course evaluation is required.
  • An official English translation is required for transcripts issued in a language other than English.
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of passport

Transferring from a US college or university (additional documents required)

  • Official transcripts sent directly to Saint Martin’s University by all US colleges or universities attended.
  • Copy of current I-20
  • Copy of current visa
  • Transfer eligibility form

How to apply

Required documentation

  • Transcripts

    Submit completed secondary school grade reports/transcripts, external exams, and all university-level grade reports/transcripts with your application. You can upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts to your online account or request your school official to email the transcript to If admitted to Saint Martin’s, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to enrollment. 

    Important: Only official transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit. The university reserves the right to request a “course by course” transcript evaluation by an approved international transcript evaluation service for any international transcripts.

  • English language proficiency

    Important: Due to TOEFL test centers being closed worldwide, ETS now allows applicants to take the TOEFL at home. Visit and for more information.

    All international applicants are required to provide proof of English language proficiency. The following options are approved methods of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. 

    Option 1:

     TOEFL (paper)TOEFL (online)IELTS (academic)TOEICPTE (academic)GTEC CBTSAT (total score)ACT (composite score)Duolingo
    Full admission525716.070048112610302095
    Conditional admission: concurrent status*480-52454-705.0-5.5600-69942-471001-1125960-102018-1990
    Conditional admission: full-time ESL**479 or lower53 or lower4.5 or lower599 or lower41 or lower1000 or lower950 or lower17 or lower85 or lower

    *Conditional admission is offered to students who apply for undergraduate students and meet all requirements for admission except the English language proficiency requirement.
    **Conditional admission: Concurrent status allows enrollment in ESL and approved undergraduate classes until the English language proficiency requirement is met.

    Option 2:

    Transfer from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States with a grade of B or higher in ENG 101 or ENG 102 completed within the previous three years before admission to Saint Martin’s University.

    Option 3:

    Transfer from one of Saint Martin’s University’s partner English language schools in the United States with successful completion of the highest English level of the language school.

    • ELS Education Services, Inc. – successful completion of ELS level 112 Intensive Program- English for Academic purposes

    How do I submit my exam scores?

    To send your scores electronically, use the following institutional codes:

    • 4674 for the SAT
    • 4474 for the ACT
    • 4674 for the TOEFL
    • No code needed for IELTS; visit the website for more information.

    You can upload an unofficial copy of your score report to your online portal. Official scores must be sent directly by the testing authority. 

    Send your official score report to:

    Saint Martin’s University
    Office of International Programs and Development
    5000 Abbey Way SE
    Lacey, WA 98503

    After submitting all required documents, please allow at least two weeks for your application to be reviewed.