Mount Mary University

Milwaukee • Wisconsin

Undergrad Enrollment 815
Student / Faculty Ratio 10:1
Academic Programs 30+
Average Class Size 30 or less
At Mount Mary, part of being a welcoming and supportive community means we’re here to help you step-by-step through the transfer process.Whether you're transferring from a two-year or four-year institution,our Admission Counselors are eager to work with you to make your transition seamless! We encourage you to bring your college transcripts when you visit Mount Mary so we can thoroughly evaluate your transfer credits.

Transferring Credits

Transferring Your Credits is Easy
You can transfer up to 72 credits from a two-year school or technical college, and unlimited credits from a four-year institution. To get the transfer process started, fill out Mount Mary’s transcript request form and provide it to the registrar’s office at colleges you have previously attended. 

Guaranteed Credit Transfer Agreements
Mount Mary works with the following institutions to make sure you have guaranteed credit transfer:

  • Gateway Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
  • University of Wisconsin two-year institutions in Baraboo/Sauk County, Barron County, Fond du Lac, Fox Valley, Manitowoc, Marathon County, Marinette, Marshfield/Wood County, Richland, Rock County, Sheboygan, Washington County and Waukesha
  • Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)

Admission Requirements

For students transferring from a two-year or four-year college, applying to Mount Mary University is a simple two-step process:
  1. Apply online by filling out the Undergraduate Transfer Application.
  2. Submit your official high school and college/university transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended. (Use our transcript request form)

Application Deadlines

Mount Mary University offers rolling admissions, which means there is no strict deadline to apply for admission.

We know you’ve got a lot to keep track of and college application deadlines aren’t always tops on your list.Even though we don’t have a strict deadline, we do strongly encourage you to apply early during the semester indicated below to give yourself a better chance of getting the most scholarship money and financial aid possible:
  • Fall term entry—Apply during prior spring semester
  • Spring term entry—Apply early in prior fall semester
  • Summer term entry—Apply early in prior spring semester


A college education is a very important investment, probably the most important one you will make. Mount Mary University is committed to providing quality education and assisting you in acting on your dreams.

The Net Price Calculator for Transfer Students provides an overview of scholarships and financial aid you may qualify to receive and calculates an estimate of the annual costs to attend Mount Mary.Click here to calculate your cost!

Transferring Made Simple

For students transferring from a two-year or four-year college, applying to Mount Mary University is a simple two-step process:
  1. Apply online by filling out the Undergraduate Transfer Application.
  2. Submit your official high school and college/university transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended. (Use our transcript request form.)
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact your admission counselor and she will be happy to assist you. Once the Admission Office receives all of the required application materials listed above, your admission counselor will contact you to discuss next steps.

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Financial Aid

We know how important cost is when selecting a college. As part of our commitment to supporting and encouraging our students to create their future and achieve their potential, Mount Mary University offers several scholarships for transfer students.
  • Academic Scholarships—Every full-time transfer student will receive an academic scholarship of up to $11,000, renewable each year for four years. These scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance and the scholarship amount is based on your cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities attended. (Note: Students enrolling in an accelerated degree program are not eligible for an academic scholarship because they receive a reduced tuition rate.)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship—In recognition of the high academic achievements of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society students, Mount Mary awards a $1,500 scholarship toward transfer tuition. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and complete the application for transfer admission.
  • Layton Art Scholarship—Students majoring in art education, art therapy, fashion design, fashion merchandise management, fine art, graphic design or interior design may apply for this scholarship. Award amounts vary.
  • Legacy Award—If you are a daughter or granddaughter of a Mount Mary alumna, you may qualify to receive a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for four years at Mount Mary. Learn more about the Legacy Award.
  • Trustee Award—File the FAFSA before Mount Mary’s priority date of March 1 to automatically receive a one-time $500 Trustee Award to use during your first year as a full-time student at Mount Mary.


7 ways Mount Mary University is improving health in the community

Mount Mary University is named one of the top ten places in the nation to earn a degree in health professions. 

Here are seven ways Mount Mary University is improving health in the community:
  1. Our Master of Science in Counseling is CACREP accredited, meaning our graduates are prepared with high quality training and can more easily obtain state counseling licensure. In addition, the Succeed Scholars Program provides financial, academic and relational support with an average financial award of $18,000 - $30,000 per recipient per academic year to eligible students.  
  2. Mount Mary University launched a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy. This online, part-time program is designed to meet the need for occupational therapists, particularly those specializing in helping people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  3. Self-care and spirituality courses are unique to Mount Mary University’s curriculum. Carrie King, Chair of the Graduate Program in Counseling, adds: “Counseling is a very secular profession. But we at Mount Mary acknowledge that 77 percent of Americans believe in a higher power, and so for many of our clients we need to consider their spiritual self, too.”
  4. Alumnae from our programs provide compassionate care to cancer patients in Wisconsin. Dena McDowell `04, M.S. Dietetics, partners with her patients throughout their course of treatment, mentors other dietitians in the Cancer Center, and is recognized as an expert in the field.
  5. Helping people cope with health issues requires creative strategies. Chair of the Sciences Department Lynn Diener says that science courses at Mount Mary “help students develop analytical and critical thinking skills that help them make decisions. They gain the knowledge base they need to evaluate health care choices because they understand what constitutes good research and good evidence.”
  6. In response to the demand for excellent nurses, Mount Mary now offers an RN to BSN Completion program, which can be completed entirely online.
  7. Mount Mary recently added a Food Science program to address the growing demand for employees in the fields of food quality management, processing, research and development, marketing and distribution.