Transfer Requirements

Application Process

Transfer students must forward all official college transcripts from previously attended institutions. Transfer students may request an interview for an evaluation of credits before they file an application. Transfer students who do not have an Associate's Degree or higher must submit a copy of their high school transcript as proof of high school graduation. Transfer students should have applications and all necessary transcripts submitted by January 1 for admission in the Spring semester and by August 15 for admission in the Fall semester.  Programs with limited enrollment capacities may have earlier deadlines.   

Admissions Requirements

Transfer students must be in good academic standing at their previous college in order to be accepted into Molloy College, carrying a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for most majors.  

  • Allied health applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in previous college work in order to considered for admission.
  • Education applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in previous college work in order to be accepted into Molloy's teacher certification programs (Childhood, Adolescence and Special Education).
  • Nursing applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in previous coursework to be considered and have taken at least secondary school biology and chemistry in recent years. The program is highly selective and a 3.0 GPA does not guarantee admissions. Registered nurses must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and must hold a New York State license for registered professional nurses valid for the semester in which they intend to enroll.
  • Social work applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 and are required to arrange for an interview with the Director of Social Work for formal acceptance into the program.
  • Speech language pathology applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in previous college coursework in order to be considered for admission.  

Transfer of College Credits

Transfer students who have attended two-year colleges will be awarded credit for their previous coursework up to a maximum of 64 credits. Programs with established articulation agreements may award additional credits.  

Students transferring in with an AA, AS, or AAS degree will have all General Education Requirements waived except for three credits in Theology and Religious Studies and three credits in Ethics unless these credits are transferred in and accepted at the time of admission.

Transfer students who have attended four-year institutions will be awarded credit for their previous coursework up to a maximum of 98 credits.  

Students entering into a bachelor's degree program at Molloy who already hold a bachelor's degree from another accredited institution will receive 98 credits in transfer and will have all General Education requirements waived.  

Transfer credit is awarded only for courses with grades of "C" or better from the institution at which these courses were completed. Courses with grades lower than "C" are considered only if a degree was completed at the school where the credits were taken. In such a case, "D" credit, which was part of the program leading toward that degree will be acceptable or unacceptable in the same way a grade of "D" at Molloy would be applied (i.e., not in the Major, where a grade of "C" or better is required).  

For Nursing and Allied Health Programs, a minimum grade of C+ is required for credit in all science courses.  

For all transfer students, the grade of "P" will be considered for transfer credit, to be used in the same way that the Pass/Fail rules at Molloy allow. The "P" grade must be the equivalent of a "C" grade at the institution where the credits were completed to be considered unless, again, a degree was completed.  

Transfer students coming from unaccredited colleges or schools are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence before receiving credit for their previous applicable coursework.  

The total number of credits earned prior to admission through independent study, advanced placement and credit by examination (CLEP, RCE, REDE), may not exceed 46.  

Only credit hours are accepted in transfer; the cumulative average begins with a student's first semester at Molloy.  

The last 30 credits toward graduation normally must be completed at Molloy. In addition, students must take at least one half of the major requirements at the College.

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