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    The Undergraduate Admissions Department answers questions you may have about the college, provides tours, attends college fairs, supplies admissions applications, and accepts applications. As soon as we receive your completed application, you are assigned a personal admissions counselor to help you through the admissions process.

    If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the online application forms. Have questions? We’ve got the answers — just call or email us. And remember, Marygrove College follows a “rolling admissions” policy — that means we accept applications all year. You may enter the college at the beginning of any term, however, it’s best to apply at least two months prior to your desired term of entry. 

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As a student transferring to Marygrove College you may be eligible for some great academic & financial perks. Marygrove offers noncompetitive scholarships that are renewable up to 3 years ranging from $4,200 - $10,500 per academic year. All you have to do is three simple steps and Marygrove will do the rest:

  • Fill out an application online or in person
  • Complete your Fafsa
  • Have your official transcripts sent from the schools you have attended

If you would like to have your transcripts evaluated and to sign up for a campus tour we can be reached at 313-927-1240.

Transfer Advantage /How to transfer to Marygrove College

Transferring to Marygrove College is easy and gives you the chance to experience assistance from Marygrove's Admissions staff from the first inquiry, all the way to the first day of class.

Here are the steps to transferring to Marygrove College

Read more: Transfer Student Advantage Scholarship Information

Revised March, 2012

  1. Credit is transferable only from postsecondary institutions which are accredited by their regional accrediting association.
    • If an institution holds candidate status with its regional accrediting association, generally only courses in which the applicant received a C or better may be considered for transfer.
    • Any formal active transfer agreement with another institution supersedes other policies regarding transfer credit.
  2. A maximum of 64 semester hours may be transferred from all regionally accredited two-year institutions combined, regardless of when the courses were taken.
  3. A maximum of 92 lower division (below 300-level) hours may be transferred from ALL institutions combined.
  4. A maximum of 98 semester hours may be transferred from ALL institutions combined. (At least 6 of these credits must be 300-level or higher.)
  5. Credit is given for any course from an accredited institution in which the student earned a grade of “C” or better. (Credit is not given for any course with a grade of “D” or “E” or with a grade of “C-“ unless recorded as a 2.0 on the transcript.)
  6. Credit is not given for any course below the 100-level, or for a course at the 100-level which is developmental, remedial or below college level (e.g., no credit for ACC 100 or PSY 100 from WCCCD).
  7. Credit is given for courses comparable to those offered at Marygrove. Some accepted transfer equivalencies are available on the Marygrove website. Other determinations are made by Marygrove College on a case-by-case basis.
  8. Credit is granted only once for a given course or for courses with the same content, even if taken at two different colleges. (NOTE: GPA is calculated using the best grade obtained in a given course.)
  9. No partial credit can be awarded. If a semester hour course is accepted from another institution, the number of hours is transferred as listed. (Quarter hours are transferred as 2/3 of semester hours).
  10. “P,” “S,” and “CR” grades may be transferred as long as the transcript of college catalog states that these grades are equivalent to a 2.0 or better.
  11. Field work, practicum, and internships are generally not transferable.
  12. Directed or Independent studies courses may be transferable based upon assessment by the appropriate academic department.
  13. Career preparation courses (such as Resume Writing, Interview Techniques, and Career Planning) are generally not transferable.
  14. Credit for Prior Learning (such as CLEP exams and portfolios) must be re-evaluated at Marygrove before credit can be awarded. Students completing Advanced Placement Examination with scores of three or higher will be granted credit at Marygrove.
  15. Veterans are eligible for one (1) semester hour of credit for each year of active military service up to a maximum of four years/credits.
  16. Any student who has completed an associate’s degree in an allied health field from an accredited college, or who has passed the State Board Exams and is in possession of an LPN or RN license, may be eligible to receive 24 semester hours toward an Associate of Health Science degree. A copy of the student’s license and/or official transcript must be submitted for review to the chairperson(s) of the Science and Mathematics Department before any credit can be awarded.
  17. Up to four (4) hours of Physical Education credits may be transferred from either two or four-year institutions for students in bachelor degree programs. These credits will be listed as “electives” on the student’s record.
  18. Educational methods courses are generally not transferable. Student teaching credits are never transferable.
  19. For science lecture/laboratory combinations or co-requisites taken at other institutions, Marygrove will grant no more credit than is given for its own equivalent course.
  20. Neither freshman orientation courses nor senior seminar courses are accepted in transfer. (Students who have taken a freshman orientation course at another college may be exempt from Marygrove’s IS 100 requirement.)
  21. Applicability to a student’s proposed course of study will be considered when reviewing courses for transfer.

All interested students must meet the Marygrove College admission requirements for transfer students as outlined in the catalog. Only those courses with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better or the equivalent score are eligible to be considered for transfer to Marygrove College. Interested students can obtain general education and academic program transfer guides from the College and/or Marygrove Admissions Department.
The student must have a good foundation in the social sciences, English, humanities, natural science, and American government.

Read more: Transfer Agreements

Marygrove College is pleased to offer prospective students the ability to check the transferability of courses taken at other institutions. Please review the information provided below which will help you in understanding our transfer credit policy. We are continuously updating our transfer equivalencies; if a course is not listed, it has not yet been evaluated and may or may not be transferable.

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