The University of Mary welcomes transfer students from regional accredited community and junior colleges and four-year colleges and universities. Full academic credit is awarded for work in courses approved by the academic division and Registrar and including course credits for which a student received grades of A through D.
A student applying for admission to the University of Mary from another college must send to the Office
- A formal application for admission and a $25 non-refundable application fee for undergraduate studies and $40 non-refundable application fee for graduate studies
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
Upon receipt of the above, a student is officially admitted to the University of Mary and is registered for classes.
A student not interested in obtaining a degree or one who has completed work toward a degree may enroll at the University of Mary as a special student. Such persons may take courses for credit or arrange to audit courses. A special student is not considered a degree candidate and therefore is not required to apply for admission and is not eligible for financial assistance. However, if the student chooses to pursue a degree at the University of Mary, he or she is asked to submit an application form and follow the requirements as described under Transfer Admission.
International Student Admission
The University of Mary welcomes applications from international students. Undergraduate student applicants from countries in which English is not the native language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score a minimum of 500 on paper, or 197 electronic, or 71 on the Internet-based examination. Alternatively, prospective undergraduate students may take the STEP with a pass at pre-1 and 2A, and request that the results be sent to the University of Mary. Qualified undergraduate applicants may also complete the English language learning program offered by The Language Company; successful completion of level nine in that program will meet the university's undergraduate English proficiency requirement.
Graduate student applicants from countries in which English is not the native language are required to complete the TOEFL and achieve a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based examination with subscores not falling below the following standards in any category: Listening 15, Reading 20, Speaking, 22, and Writing 20. Graduate applications using different versions of the TOEFL (such as paperbased or computer-based) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scores for any applicant that are more than two years old are not valid and will not be considered.
In addition, prospective undergraduate international students must present official academic records as proof that they have the equivalence of an American high school education and are admissible to a college or university in their country. Official transcripts, school certificates, and a complete medical history are required. Prospective graduate international students must present official academic records as proof that they have at least the equivalence of an American baccalaureate degree.
An admitted international student must show evidence of his or her ability to meet costs over a four-year period by filling out the International Student Financial Statement form available from the Office of Admission. After appropriate financial information is submitted and approved by the University of Mary, an I-20 immigration form is issued. Canadian applicants follow the same procedures as other international students in this regard.