Transfer FAQ

Mount Holyoke welcomes questions from prospective students and their families. Don’t see the answer you’re seeking? Feel free to contact admission.

Does Mount Holyoke accept the Common Application?
Yes, we accept the Common Application and require applicants to complete the MHC Common Application supplement. Should you experience any difficulty submitting the Common Application, please contact admission. More about how to apply...

What are the application deadlines?
They vary depending on if you apply for fall or spring entrance. Check our deadlines...

How will my transfer application be read?
Transfer applications are read in a manner similar to that of first-year students, but more emphasis is placed on college-level course work and professors' letters of recommendation. Mount Holyoke welcomes transfer applications and in recent years has experienced a substantial increase in this population. Transfer students have proven to be excellent students and campus leaders at Mount Holyoke.

Are admission interviews required?
Interviews are not required but are strongly recommended. While interviews are not required, the Office of Admission does reserve the right to reach out to applicants to request additional information or an interview after the application deadline. Learn more about interviews...

How many transfer students enroll each year?
Approximately 50 students enroll for the fall semester and approximately 10 for the spring semester.

Will all my credits transfer?
In general, academic credit is granted for liberal arts courses completed with grades of C- or better and most A.P. and I.B. courses with exam grades of 4-5 and 5-7, respectively. More about transferring credits...

What are the academic requirements when I arrive at Mount Holyoke?
The academic requirements for students who enter Mount Holyoke as transfers are the same as those for students who enter in the first year. These requirements include at least one course in each academic division of the College (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science and Mathematics); a multicultural perspectives course, a language course, 68 credits outside of the major, physical education credits, and a major. In addition, a first-year seminar is required of transfers who enter without sophomore or junior standing.

Are students who identify as transgender welcome to apply?
Yes. Mount Holyoke remains committed to its historic mission as a women’s college, yet we recognize that traditional ideas of gender are being challenged by those whose identity does not conform to the biology of their bodies. We review applications from students who are female, as well as from individuals who identify as women.