Anna Maria is a Transfer-Friendly Institution!

We pride ourselves on providing an extraordinarily welcoming environment for transfer students. With a generous transfer credit policy, transfer student merit scholarships, and individualized academic planning beginning at admission, you can be sure that Anna Maria College cares about transfer students and wants to see you succeed in college and beyond!

Anna Maria College is located in the heart of Massachusetts – perhaps that’s why we love transfers so much!

Each semester, we enroll transfers from community colleges and private and public two-year and four-year colleges and universities. With diverse educational, occupational, and geographic backgrounds, transfer students form a significant and valuable component of our undergraduate community. Further testament to our commitment to transfer admission and enrollment, Anna Maria College has again been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll.

Ready to apply? Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Already applied? Check the status of your application on the AMCAT portal.

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How To Apply
Application Deadlines
Transfer Credit Policy
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Learn More About Transferring to Anna Maria College

Let’s Talk Transfer!

Have you earned college credit since completing secondary school requirements?

Are you considering transferring to Anna Maria College?

Are you curious about how your credits will transfer to a new program of study?      Schedule your Let’s Talk Transfer appointment to meet with Shanni Smith-Arsenault, Director of Transfer Admission or email at ssmitharsenault@annamaria.edu.

Note: Prospective transfer students are encouraged to submit college transcripts via email before your appointment so that a tentative transfer analysis and an Instant Decision can be made.

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Undergraduate Academic Programs

Turn Your Passion Into A Profession

Anna Maria students constantly strive to acquire more knowledge and skills and use what they’ve learned to deepen their understanding of their professions, themselves, and the world.

In our undergraduate studies, our faculty emphasizes connecting knowledge and skills by expanding on immersive and applied learning opportunities.

Anna Maria students are treated as professionals-in-training from the first day on campus. They are well prepared to succeed in the real world—because they are already in it!

To access a program curriculum map, please refer to the program page or contact Transfer Admission for an unofficial transfer evaluation.

How to Apply for Admission

Please review this checklist carefully and be sure to satisfy all requirements to apply!

  • Application: Apply using the Anna Maria College Online Application.
  • $25 Application Fee: May be waived per request.
  • College Transcript(s): Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, regardless of whether courses were finished or credit received.
    • Note: If you are currently enrolled in courses at the time of application, please submit a final college transcript at the end of the respective semester.
    • Transcripts and other documents can be uploaded to your admission portal, sent electronically to admissions@annamaria.edu, or mailed to the Undergraduate Admission Office/ATTN: Transfer Admission. Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612.
  • High School Attended and Year of Graduation: Please indicate the high school attended and the high school graduation year on the application. If a high school equivalency credential was earned, please indicate the exam and year of completion.
    • For applicants with an associate’s degree or higher level of education, proof of high school graduation is only required on a case-by-case basis or based on program accreditation.

Nursing Applicants:
1. Transfer Nursing applicants must have achieved a minimum prior college GPA of 3.00.
2. Transfer Nursing applicants must also submit a satisfactory SAT, ACT, or ATI TEAS score of 58.7% or higher.
3. MBORN requires all PLBSN students to submit proof of secondary school completion by high school diploma, transcript, or equivalency exam.

Please refer to our Transfer Admission Policy here or contact Transfer Admission for more details.

Education Applicants: Standardized testing is optional for many programs at Anna Maria College, including Education; however, it is recommended that Education applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. Education applicants are required to have achieved a minimum prior college GPA of 2.75.

Prospective Art & Design Applicants: (Art Therapy, Digital and Social Media Design, Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Video and Photographic Arts). We encourage the submission of an Art/Design Portfolio as a valuable part of the admissions process. Your portfolio gives the College and the Department of Art & Design insights into your interests. Portfolio guidelines can be accessed here.

Once you apply to Anna Maria College, use the AMCAT Admission Portal to check the status of your application. Contact us at 508-849-3360 with any questions.

Application Deadlines

Important Information

Transfer Credit Policy

Anna Maria College is a transfer friendly institution which means we make every effort to accept transfer credits from accredited college and universities in order to maximize your transferrable credit and time to degree completion. Subject to Anna Maria College program residency requirements.*

  • Up to 75 credits may be accepted in transfer for those students without a previously earned Bachelor’s degree.
  • Students pursuing a second Bachelor’s degree may transfer up to 90 credits.
  • Credit is generally granted for courses taken at other colleges or universities that correspond to or are comparable to those offered at Anna Maria College.
  • Courses taken at the remedial level, usually designated by a course number that is less than the 100 level (e.g., 090 level), will not be accepted in transfer.
  • A grade of C- or better must be earned to be considered for transfer. For applicants with an earned associate’s degree, courses for which a passing grade has been earned will be accepted in transfer.
    • A minimum grade of C is required for courses considered the equivalent of and therefore satisfying the requirements for Freshman Composition (ENG 103) and Writing through Literature (ENG 104).
    • Certain majors may require higher grades in specific courses for them to be accepted in transfer to that specific major. Examples include: 
      • Social Work – a grade of C+ or higher is required for any Social Work course(s) taken elsewhere and must have been from another CSWE-accredited college to be accepted in transfer.
      • Nursing – a grade of C+ or better is required for Introduction to Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology; a grade of C or better is required for Introduction to Psychology, Human Life Span Development, Introduction to Sociology, and Statistics. All science courses must have been taken within the past seven years.

*A minimum of 45 credits is required to earn a Bachelor’s degree at Anna Maria College. Some programs may require additional credits – refer to the College Catalog for additional details.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Anna Maria College recognizes the rigor of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Students who complete IB Diploma Program ​may apply for Anna Maria College credit and may be eligible to receive up to 32 credits.  Official IB score reports should be sent directly from International Baccalaureate to the Anna Maria College Registrar’s Office. The College will evaluate and notify the student of accepted credit once scores are received.  Students who complete the IB Diploma Program can receive up to 30 credits at Anna Maria College, equivalent to one full year of study or sophomore status. Please note that under this policy, qualified students still must satisfy all requirements of their declared program of study as stated in the Anna Maria College catalog.  In cases where accepted IB coursework does not meet the standards of their declared program of study, the course(s) must be taken and passed with sufficient minimum grade or higher.

International Baccalaureate students who do not complete the Diploma Program are also eligible to receive credit for specific courses, which may be awarded for Higher Level or Standard Level courses with grades of 4, 5, 6, or 7. A maximum of 32 credits will be awarded.  Credit may be applied to a major or minor only on the favorable written recommendation of the appropriate program director. IB course credit may not duplicate other credit granted, for example, AP, CLEP, or transfer credit. To receive college credit, students should have their International Baccalaureate Diploma or International Baccalaureate Higher Level examination scores sent to the Office of the Registrar.

The following tables provide general guidelines for use in evaluating International Baccalaureate course transcripts.

IB General Credit Guidelines

IB Course Level Awarded Acceptable Score Range Number of Credits
Higher Level 4 3
Higher Level 5, 6, 7 6
Standard Level 5, 6, 7 3
Theory of Knowledge B, A 3

IB Course Equivalency Table

Subject Name SL Score 4 (only 3 credits given) HL Score 5-7 (6 credits)
Language & Literature
Language A: Literature ENG 104 ENG 104 + 3 credits
Language A: Language & Literature ENG 104 ENG 104 + 3 credits
Language Acquisition
Classical Languages Global Language 1 Global Language 1&2
Language B SPN/FRN/ITL 101 SPN/FRN/ITL 101 & 102
Individuals and Societies
Business Management BUS 260 BUS 260 + 3 credits
Economics ECO 200 ECO 200 + 3 credits
Geography HUM 216 HUM 216 + 3 credits
Global Politics PSC 201 PSC 201 + 3 credits
History HST 117 HST 117 and 118 +6
Information Technology in a Global Society BUS 316 BUS 316 + 3 credits
Philosophy PHL 110 PHL 230 + 3 credits
Psychology PSY 101 PSY 101 + 3 credits
Social & Cultural Anthropology Elective 6 credits elective
Sciences
Biology BIO 103 BIO 103 and 104
Chemistry CHM 110 CHM 110 and 111
Computer Science MIS Elective 6 credits elective
Design Technology Elective 6 credits elective
Physics EC in Nat Science ec in nat sci + 3 credits
Sports, Exercise & Health Science BIO 240 BIO 240 + 3 credits
Mathematics
Further Mathematics QR or MTH 127 MTH 127 and 221
Mathematics MTH 221 MTH 221 and 222
Arts
Dance EC- Creativity & Imagination EC- Creativity & Imagination + 3 credits
Film MCO 210 MCO 210 + 3 credits
Music MUS 257 MUS 257 + 3 credits
Theatre EC- Creativity & Imagination EC- Creativity & Imagination + 3 credits
Visual arts EC- Creativity & Imagination EC- Creativity & Imagination + 3 credits

 

Advanced Placement AP College Board Testing

Students with the following Advanced Placement scores are eligible for transfer credit at Anna Maria College. The Registrar’s Office requires official score assurance reports from the College Board. More information about requesting score reports is available on the College Board’s website. The credit table awarded for each test can be found here.

Information for CLEP Exams

CLEP examinations are offered in over 34 subject areas and cover material generally taught in introductory college-level courses. Students take CLEP examinations to bypass classes that they have prior knowledge of. CLEP credit varies at each Institution.  CLEP exams are computer-based and consist mainly of multiple-choice questions. Scores are generated and printed at the completion of exams, except for those with essays. CLEP credit is awarded.  For additional information on the classes and CLEP requirements, please see the information at this link.  

CLEP exams are administered in a number of different locations. To locate a test center, please see the information at this link.

Acceptance Reactivation for Transfers

Anna Maria College accepts transfer applications from students who have previously applied to Anna Maria College and were accepted. You may reactivate your application if you applied and were accepted within the last two years.

Have you previously applied to Anna Maria College? How do I reactivate my acceptance?
Please send an official note or email to the Office of Undergraduate Admission stating that you would like to reactivate your application and specify which semester you would now like to begin. Be sure to indicate if you originally applied as a first-year student and are now a transfer student after earning college-level coursework.

To reactivate your Anna Maria College application, you will need to submit the following information:

  1. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended since the last application.
  2. If you have not done so previously, official final high school transcript (including your final senior grades and graduation date).
  3. A personal statement explaining why you would like to transfer to Anna Maria College.

Your Acceptance Status will be pending the receipt of the above documents and the satisfactory completion of college coursework to this point.

Have you previously attended Anna Maria College? Do you want to return? Please contact the Transfer Admission Office to discuss readmission requirements.

International Transfer Credit Evaluation Services

  • World Education Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    Phone: 212.966.6311
    Fax: 212.739.6100
    www.wes.org
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants
    7101 SW 102 Ave

    Miami, Florida 33173
    Phone: 305.273.1616
    Fax: 305.273.1338

    Website: www.jsilny.org
    email: info@jsilny.org
  • International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
    P.O. Box 3665

    Culver City, CA 90231-3665
    Phone: 310.258.9451
    Fax: 310.342.7086

    www.ierf.org
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    P.O. Box 514070

    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
    Phone: 414.289.3400
    www.ece.org
  • SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
    2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451

    Houston, TX 77057
    Phone: 713.266.8805
    www.spantran.com
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
    Foreign Education Credential Services

    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
    Washington DC 20036-1135
    Phone: 202.296.3359
    www.aacrao.org
  • Education Evaluators International, Inc.
    11 South Angell Street. #348

    Providence, R.I. 02906
    Phone: 401.521.5340
    Fax: 401.437.6474

    Email: eval@educei.com
    www.educei.com
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America
    1910 Justin Lane

    Austin, TX 78757-2411
    Phone: 1 (877) 553-4285
    http://foreigncredentials.org
  • Center for Educational Documentation, Inc.
    P.O. Box 170116

    Boston, MA 02117
    www.cedevaluations.com
  • International Education Evaluations, Inc.
    7900 Matthews Mint Hill Rd. Suite 300

    Charlotte, NC 28227
    Phone: 704.772.0109
    www.foreigntranscripts.com/