Transfer students


We pride ourselves on providing an extraordinarily welcoming environment for transfers, and the large number of transfer students we welcome every semester attests to that. With diverse educational, occupational and geographic backgrounds, transfer students form a large and valuable component of our undergraduate community.

Are you ready to join our Anna Maria College community? We are transfer friendly and can help you with a smooth transition. Contact Emily Williamson, Director of Transfer Admission, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by phone at (508) 849-3485.


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24 Hour Transfer Admission Decision and Credit Evaluation
Complete the Anna Maria College Application and send in your college transcript(s) for an admission decision and an initial credit evaluation within 24 hours. Send your transcript(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants who enrolled in any college courses after graduating from high school are considered transfer applicants. All colleges attended must be indicated on the application, and official transcripts sent, even if no coursework was completed.
Admission to Anna Maria College is on a rolling basis. For fall admission, application review begins in late November. For spring admission, review begins in early September. Applications for the fall semester are requested by June 1, while applications for the spring semester are requested by December 1.


*Have official transcripts from all colleges attended and get an on-the-spot admissions decision!

At this transfer-specific information session and campus tour, learn about our:
• Transfer-friendly admissions and credit process
• Substantial merit scholarships and financial aid
• Leading program and degree options
• Best of both worlds campus experience
Click Here to register for a One-Stop Transfer Day. 
Access Virtual Transfer Information Session

How to Apply as a Transfer Student
For most programs, a minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. Applicants for the limited transfer opportunities into the Nursing program are required to have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0, and admission is on a space-available basis (please refer to the  Nursing Transfer Admission Guidelines  for more information).

To apply, please submit the following:
  1. Application for Admission (students may apply using the Common App, our own on-line application, or by downloading the paper application ).
  2. $25 application fee (this may be waived for those who are eligible).
  3. Official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  4. Official high school transcript with the date of graduation. Alternatives to the high school transcript include the GED, HiSET, or TASC certificate/score report test results.  One of these is required for applicants with fewer than 12 transferable credits; otherwise, an admission decision can be made without this but an official copy must be submitted prior to matriculation).
  5. Personal statement (a brief statement about your previous college experience(s) and why you have chosen to apply to Anna Maria College). Email this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Prospective Music majors: an audition is required for all students interested in admission to any of our Music programs. Music audition guidelines can be accessed here
  7. Prospective Art and Design majors: (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. This allows the college and the Department of Art & Design to gain insight on your application. Portfolio guidelines can be accessed here.
Upon receipt of all documents, a decision will be made. Students who apply while enrolled in their first semester of college will be reviewed on the basis of their high school credentials. Admission as such will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of coursework in progress and receipt of official college transcript. Official transcripts and other documents can be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to: Admission Office
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612
IMPORTANT - Applicants applying for admission will receive a user ID and password to the AMCAT Admission Portal Account.  Please keep this information available as you will be able to track the information required to complete your application in the portal. Admissions decisions will be mailed and will be posted in the portal on a rolling basis.
Transfer Credit Policy
  • 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 at 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 (unless the applicant has earned an Associate’s degree and/or 60 or more credits are accepted in transfer. In such cases, 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 in order 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 7 years.

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.   If it makes more sense to use a chart in place of the link – we can do make this a chart and add in the course equivalents. 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 AMC and were accepted. You may reactivate your application if you applied and were accepted within the last two years.
How do I reactivate my acceptance?

Please send an official note or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the admission office stating that you would like to reactivate your application and specify which semester you would now like to begin.

You will then need to submit the following information:

 1. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended

 2. Official final high school transcript (including your final senior grades and date of graduation) if you have not done so previously

 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.