Community College Transfer Students

Transferring to Marist from a Community College

As tuition costs for four-year colleges have risen, community colleges have become feasible path towards completing a bachelor’s degree. In fact, according to a recent student, 60% of all community college students will transfer to four-year colleges to complete their bachelor’s degrees. At Marist, our reputation for delivering a high-quality education is second-to-none, and for community college transfer students, we make it easier than ever to enroll. Here’s what you need to know about transferring to Marist.

To be considered for admission, community college transfer applicants must include a completed undergraduate admission application (including fee), official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended, a writing sample with your response to one of the essay topics from the application, and a letter of recommendation. There are also other special considerations for foreign students, including the official Test of English as a Foreign Language results (if English is not your primary language), and a Certificate of Financial Resources form for non-U.S. citizens.

Once all this has been completed, our admissions review process judges each applicant on a series of criteria. The admission committee reviews each application and judges applicants on criteria such as academic preparation and performance, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments, recommendations, essay, test scores, and overall interest and excitement in attending Marist. We also try to consider the challenges facing each applicant, which is why we’re perfect for community college students looking to continue their education.

Community College Transfer Credits

A large factor for all transfer students is the ability to transfer credits. Marist awards transfer credits if the courses you have already taken were taken at an accredited college or university, and you earned a grade of “C” or higher. We then review the course level and material to decide if your academic credits are viable for transfer. You may transfer a maximum of 90 college credits towards your Marist Bachelor’s degree.

There are many reasons to choose Marist as the school to complete your Bachelor’s degree. For one, we’re located in scenic Poughkeepsie, NY, just 90 miles north of New York City. This gives you all the advantages of being near NYC, like faculty and staff who have worked in NYC and have led their respective industries. Our class sizes typically range from 20-30 students, meaning you get plenty of one-on-one education from your professors. We offer 100% online degree programs that are ranked as some of the best in the country. This allows you to complete your degree without disrupting your life; earning the same Bachelor’s degree through the same coursework as your on-campus peers. We’re also competitively priced as compared to the top schools in the region.

For community college students looking to complete their Bachelor’s degree, Marist College is the simple choice for a world-class education that fits into your life. Come and see what a Bachelor’s degree from Marist College can mean for your future.