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If you are a transfer student, you may apply by submitting the following:

  • Application – Submit either our own online application, add us to the Common Application, or print and mail the application. There is NO application fee for any option.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • If you are transferring fewer than 12 credits, please refer to the freshmen requirements.
  • For students entering into any program in the School of Design (with the exception of Fashion Industry Marketing & Management), a portfolio is required. Please submit your portfolio here. If you have never prepared a portfolio before, basic instructions are provided at the link. Please note we encourage you to send your transcripts to Mount Ida as soon as possible. Design students who complete the rest of their admissions file may be conditionally admitted pending review of their portfolio.

The following are not required, but recommended when submitting the application:

  • Personal statement or essay, outlining your academic goals as a transfer student (we also accept the Common Application essay in place of this requirement).
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a former professor or other person who can describe your academic abilities (we welcome more letters if you have them).

Transfer student campus visit: We strongly encourage you to schedule a campus visit. You may find it a great opportunity to ensure a good fit between you and Mount Ida. Visiting our beautiful, suburban Newton campus, learning about our career-focused degree options and seeing our close-knit community for yourself is a great way to know if Mount Ida is right for you.

International transfer students: If you do not speak English as your first language, then you must also submit a TOEFL score or other documentation of English proficiency. Please visit the International Student section for other requirements. You can also learn more about our on-campus ESL programs.

Transfer students interested in our Dental Hygiene program: Please review additional Dental Hygiene admission requirements, prerequisites and details in the College Catalog.