How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Transferring to Saint Mary’s is easy — just follow the steps below and direct all application materials to:
Office of Admission
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5001

Important Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority Application Deadline — July 1*
Admission Notification Date — Rolling after May 15
Priority Deposit Deadline — July 15

Spring Semester

Priority Application Deadline — December 15*
Admission Notification Date — Rolling after December 15

*Transfer applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadlines as long as space is available.


Once all required information is received, your application will be reviewed and we’ll send you a decision within two to four weeks!

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Saint Mary's uses the Common Application for all students—including transfers. Simply go to Common Application to get started.

Fill Out the Application

We will need to receive official high school and college transcripts from every school you have attended. Start by contacting your registrar's office or academic advisor and have them sent directly to:
Office of Admission
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5001

Request Transcripts

These short course descriptions can be copied off the college's online course guide, pasted in a word document or e-mail, and e-mailed directly to us. In some cases, we may request syllabi in addition to these descriptions. You can send these directly to and just be sure to include your personal information (such and name and contact info).

Provide Course Descriptions

If you're applying with fewer than 24 college credits taken after high school, you'll need to share your SAT or ACT scores with us. You can self-report this information for now, but if you decide to enroll at Saint Mary's, we'll need your official scores sent to us.

If you plan to apply Test Optional, please email after you apply letting her know you'd like to be considered without your test scores. * For Test Optional candidates: The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional documents, such as an academic writing sample and/or a teacher recommendation, if we believe it will give us a clearer sense of your preparation for Saint Mary's during the holistic review process.

Submit Test Scores

Don’t worry about sending in your mid-term grades, but please note that we may request this report once we begin to review your application.

Mid-Term Reports

Get Information About Transferring to Saint Mary's

Let us know if we can answer questions, send you more information, or get in touch. Our transfer coordinator, Lindsay Romeo, is here to help!

We'll be happy to send more information your way! Please provide us with your name and email address below and we'll get it out to you.

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