Transfer Students

Ready to Complete Your Degree at Marian University? We Couldn’t Be Happier!

Marian University is known as a transfer friendly institution for a reason. We have earned our reputation of supporting students who took a break to raise a family, helping some find a smaller school that is a better fit, and assisting technical college and community college students wanting to now earn a bachelor’s degree. Whatever your reason to transfer to Marian, know that you will experience the personalized attention you deserve and the support you need to complete your degree. If you are ready, let’s get started on your application. Or you may submit the form on the right and our transfer specialist will contact you.

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You are a few steps away from becoming a Marian Sabre!

STEP 1
Apply For Free
STEP 2
Meet Your Transfer Specialist
STEP 3
Request Your Transcripts
STEP 4
Earn Transfer Credits
STEP 5
Choose Your Major
STEP 6
Explore Ways to Pay

Application and Transcript Request

Here is the list of items Marian will need before your application is complete. Reach out to your transfer specialist for help with any item.

  • Official college transcripts (from each school attended; include all credits earned during/after high school)

  • Official high school transcript (not required if 30+ college credits earned)

Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing after you have requested your transcripts to be sent to Marian.

Getting Accepted

Along with your application, the Admission Review Committee uses the criteria below when determining your admittance

  • Cumulative college/university GPA = 2.0 or above

  • High school academic record will be considered if less than 15 college credits have been earned

Meet Your Transfer Specialist

Thinking about changing schools or restarting your college journey after pausing your education can be overwhelming, we get it. Along with studying at your current school and possibly working a job, the thought of transferring schools may seem like a job in itself. To streamline the admission process, your dedicated transfer specialist will get to know you and your past academic experience, help you complete your application (it’s free), gather your transcripts, apply for financial aid and even enroll in class. Let us help you get credit for as much of your previous coursework as possible and stay on track to graduation.

Jody Hartzell

Director of Transfer Enrollment
JHartzell@marianuniversity.edu

Maximizing Your Transfer Credits

Marian University evaluates credit in transfer for courses completed at colleges and universities accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The award of transfer credit is based on faculty evaluation of the quality, comparability, and appropriateness of the learning experience provided through institutions and agencies other than Marian University. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the verification of credit awarded through faculty evaluation, existing articulation agreements, and other formal arrangements with higher learning institutions or agencies. We also transfer up to 90 credits!

  • The educational quality of the learning experience which the student transfers;
  • The comparability of the nature, content, and level of the learning experience to that offered by Marian University; and
  • The appropriateness and applicability of the learning experience to the programs offered by Marian University, in light of the student’s educational goals.
  1. The course must be completed with a passing grade, as defined by Marian University policy;
  2. The course must be offered through a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education;
  3. Courses, workshops and training programs offered by business, government, military and other non-collegiate agencies must be accredited by the American Council on Education (ACE);
  4. The course credit must be documented on an official transcript; and
  5. The course credit must have been earned no more than ten years prior.
  6. Students who have earned credit for courses completed at colleges and universities that are not accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by CHEA may petition the Office of the Registrar to conduct a transfer evaluation of those credits according to Marian University policy.

Marian University generally accepts course credits earned at regionally or nationally accredited institutions or candidates for accreditation, if the undergraduate grades are C- or above. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred into Marian University for undergraduate programs. Courses are evaluated on the basis of equivalent course offerings at Marian University and, if accepted, may be counted toward meeting graduation and degree requirements. College Deans, department chairs, program directors, or faculty shall determine those courses that meet major requirements.

Transferred courses are not included in the Marian University grade point average calculation.

Students who have earned credit for courses completed at colleges and universities that are not accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by CHEA may petition the Office of the Registrar to conduct a transfer evaluation of those credits according to Marian University policy.

For more information regarding transfer credit evaluation, please work with your transfer specialist or contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@marianuniversity.edu or 920923-7618.

Transfer and Articulation Agreements

At Marian University, our partnerships benefit you when it comes to transfer credits. Articulation agreements between Marian and other schools make the transfer of earned credits to Marian much easier.

Students who receive an Associate of Arts and Science degree from any of the University of Wisconsin System Schools will have completed all Marian University General Education requirements, except Theology. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking THE 101: Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr., at Marian University. Students must meet all other specified proficiency, school, or program requirements. Students are responsible for meeting all residency and general baccalaureate degree requirements.

Students who receive an Associate degree from any of the Wisconsin Technical College System institutions will have fulfilled all of their Marian University General Education requirements, except Theology. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking THE 101: Introduction​ to Christian Theology, 3 cr., at Marian University. Students must meet all specified proficiency, department, or ​program requirements. Students are responsible for meeting all residency and general baccalaureate degree​ requirements.​

Students who have received a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution requiring at​ least 30 general education credits will have completed all Marian University General Education requirements. Students must meet all specified proficiency, department, or program requirements. Students are​ responsible for meeting all residency and general baccalaureate degree requirements.

To assist Wisconsin Technical College students in furthering their academic and career goals, Marian University participates in a course-to-course agreement with Wisconsin’s 16 Technical Colleges. The WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement is designed to ensure a smooth transfer process for WTCS students who wish to pursue a degree at Marian University. The fourteen courses in the agreement will satisfy general education or general degree requirements when applicable. Students are responsible for confirming that these courses transfer to their intended major by working with their academic advisor.

More Ways to Earn Transfer Credit

Whether you have several years of work experience, or are a military veteran, Marian University recognizes that you may come to college with unique, college-level learning experiences. And we think you should get credit for that learning.

Marian University has designed pathways for credit for prior learning that will maximize the credit applied to your degree – and maximize your engagement in learning new knowledge, new skills, and new ways of understanding yourself and the world around you.

Explore the area that applies to your experience:

Choose Your Major – On-Campus

Marian University offers 45+ daytime face-to-face programs all highlighted by student support along the way. Whatever your needs, Marian University is waiting for you.

On-Campus

Traditional undergraduate student, with in-person classroom instruction at our Fond du Lac campus.

On-Campus Degrees

Paying for School

  • It pays to be a transfer student!  Marian offers merit-based scholarships for  transfer students who enroll full-time in an on-campus undergraduate program.

  • On-campus students are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid.  Our federal school code is 003861.