Transfer Admission

Mount Holyoke — a longstanding champion of transfer students — values the diversity and breadth of experience that transfers bring to our classrooms and social communities. Approximately 50 transfer students come to us each year from community colleges (we are proud members of the Transfer Scholars Network), public and international universities, and private colleges. Learn more about who they are and how they found their place here.

Transfer Eligibility

Eligible candidates for transfer admission must have earned 16 credits at another institution, present strong academic records, and share the qualities common to Mount Holyoke students: intellectual curiosity, strong motivation, and an engaged learning style. Please note, students over the age of 25, or under 25 but veterans or have a dependent other than a spouse must apply as Frances Perkins Scholars.


Have more questions about transferring to Mount Holyoke? See our FAQs or contact transfer program directors, Carolyn Dietel and Nichole Reynolds. We’d love to hear from you!

Carolyn Dietel

Carolyn Dietel, Director of The Frances Perkins Program and Transfer Admission

“I like to describe Mount Holyoke as a transfer friendly institution that recognizes the benefits of supporting students who seek to complete their undergraduate education by joining a diverse, inclusive and academically rigorous community.  From the point of inquiry to helping students transition from a two year college to a four year institution, I have, across many years, enjoyed the opportunity to advise students about their first year classes and their long range goals. I know how important it is for transfer students to quickly find their place at the College and I am committed to providing answers, support, and encouragement during the application process and well beyond.”

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Nichole Reynolds, Senior Associate Director of Admission

“As a community college transfer student who completed her degree at Mount Holyoke, I respect the courage it takes to imagine yourself at a selective institution. I chose Mount Holyoke because I wanted to be part of an inclusive, forward-thinking community committed to engaging in pressing global conversations. Here, I was challenged and supported in equal measure — by peers, faculty, mentors and alums— expanding not just my intellectual horizons, but my sense of what’s possible in all aspects of life. I’d love to introduce you to the place I know to be as deeply transformative for all who choose it.”