Transfer students are students who have completed one or more college credits following high school graduation.

If you have completed 20 or fewer credits post high school you may be evaluated as a traditional first-year applicant and will be eligible for first-year scholarships.

Important Information


Fall 2017 application deadlines

Last day to submit Common ApplicationAug. 15
Last day to submit transcripts and supplementary materialsAug. 15


Application requirements for transfer students include:

  • Either a Saint Martin's Application or Common Application*
  • Personal essay**
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Your official SAT/ACT scores, if applicable†
  • Your official high school transcript, GED certificate or home school documentation, if applicable†
  • Military credits‡

How to apply

Apply to Saint Martin's through our own application or the Common Application.

Application details

* There is no application fee for domestic transfer applicants.
** As instructed on the Common Application.
† Applicant has earned 20 or fewer semester credits after graduating from high school. Admitted students may submit updated SAT/ACT scores or transcripts before Feb. 15 of the academic year for which they are applying, to be re-evaluated for merit scholarships. Talk to your counselor for more information or to request a re-evaluation.
‡For those who have prior military credits: All scores from U.S. Armed Forces Institution Examinations (USAFI) and/or (DANTES) and/or College Examination Program (CLEP). Other documentation such as DD Form 214, DD Form 295, AARTS transcripts, CCAF transcripts, DLI transcripts and SMART transcripts.

Programs requiring separate, supplemental applications

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Education programs, including teacher certification

The College of Education and Counseling Psychology has a separate and supplemental application process for their education programs.

Breakdown of requirements and how to apply »

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Engineering programs

The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering requires a separate admissions process for Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical or civil engineering. The application process generally begins at the beginning of the second semester of your sophomore year.

Admission criteria and application »

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RN-to-BSN program

In addition to our standard transfer application processes, the RN-to-BSN Program requires a number of pre-requisites and additional steps for acceptance.

Learn more about what is required »


Why apply early?

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Priority consideration

Applicants who complete their application by each review deadline will receive priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and other types of financial aid. Those who apply later will be admitted on a space-available basis and should be aware that some types of housing, Saint Martin’s scholarships, and state and federal aid may be limited.

Applicants should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning Jan. 1 of the academic year for which they are applying.


  • What is the difference between semester credits and quarter credits?

    Saint Martin's University operates on the semester system. Most community colleges and many other colleges and universities are on the quarter system. Saint Martin's fall semester begins in late August, spring semester in January. The University offers two summer sessions. One semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits.

  • How many credits can I transfer to Saint Martin's?

    A maximum of 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours) will be accepted toward the fulfillment of requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Transfer credits from a two-year accredited college may not exceed 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours).