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FAQ/How to Transfer

We understand that students often have many questions during the college admissions process.  Some of our more frequently asked questions are listed here.  However, if you have a specific question that you don't see, just send us an email at if your question is non-nursing related.  If it is a nursing related question you can email

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Non-Nursing Transfers: Middle 50% enter with a GPA between 3.00 and 3.44.

Nursing Transfers

Associate Degree in Nursing (AD.N) To be considered for admission you must have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.5 GPA on your Science courses and must complete the application process by the application deadline.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS.N) To be considered for admission, students must have 3.0 Overall with a 2.7 in the sciences.

Accelerated BSN Completed baccalaureate degrees at accredited colleges or universities with a minimum GPA of 3.0


How much does it cost?

Tuition and fees for our traditional undergraduate students is $31,924 for tuition and fees. On-campus housing is approximately an additional $10,530

These costs are for the 2012-13 academic year. Click here to see the housing breakdown and costs.

Can I get Financial Aid?

Yes. Approximately 92% of our students received some sort of financial aid. You will need to complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive funds. If you would like more details about deadlines or applying for financial aid, click here to be directed to Student Financing.


Do you have family housing?

No, we do not have family or married student housing. Please visit the Residence Life portion of our site to get more information on our housing facilities.

Are there quiet hours for the dorms?

During the following hours, the halls are to remain quiet for study and sleep: Sunday through Thursday 10:00 pm to 8:00 am, Friday and Saturday, 12:00 am (midnight) to 8:00 am. Courtesy hours will be in effect during the times not covered by quiet hours.

Where do the men nursing students sleep?

There is limited housing for men at the Chalon Campus.

Can you describe the residence halls?

Please click here to read a description of each of our residence halls.

When is move-in day?

Move-in day is usually the weekend before the semester begins.


Where is Mount St. Mary's College?

We have two campuses. Our baccalaureate programs are taught on the Chalon Campus, which is located in the Santa Monica mountains in the City of Brentwood.  Our Associate of Arts program is administered on the Doheny Campus located in the historic West Adams District. For directions to either of our campuses, click here.

Where do I shop or hangout when I'm off campus?

Both of our campuses are located near great shopping areas and places to hang out. The Chalon campus is about 5 to 10 minutes away from Westwood, Santa Monica and the beach. There are great places to shop, eat or just grab a cup of coffee with friends. The Doheny Campus is minutes away from the fashion district and the best deals in town.

Can I bring a car to campus?

Mount St. Mary’s College resident students are not permitted to bring cars to campus for their freshman year. The College will not sell parking permits to freshmen resident students. A number of solutions to help freshmen get off campus for social, public service, and other discretionary purposes have been created.

For more information, you can contact the Facilities Department office at (310) 954-4340 or Residence Life (310) 954-4325 or (213) 477-2661.


Can I bring a computer on campus?

Yes, you can. All of our dorms and lounges are equipped with network ability that allows for printing and connecting to the internet. Follow this link to the Office of Information Technology page for specific details on what you'll need to get connected.

Click HERE get general information about technology on campus.

Can I get my schedule online?

Once you are admitted, you will be given (via mail) a username and password to access the College's WebAdvisor tool. You will be able to check your schedule here.

How do I check my application status online?

Once you are admitted, you will be given (via mail) a username and password to access the College's WebAdvisor tool. WebAdvisor allows you to check your admission status AND financial aid, if applicable.

Is there online registration?

Online registration is not yet available but is currently in the planning stages. You will be notified and trained when it’s completed.

How many computer labs do you have?

Check out the Office of Information Technology website for all the details on the number of computers in each of our labs and wireless connections.


How would attending a women's college benefit me?

Statistics show that women who attend all women colleges tend to earn a greater salary compared to those who attend a coed institution. A women's college will not only provide you with an excellent education but also with the experience, confidence and self-esteem you need in order to level out the playing field. Statistics also show that women who graduate from women's colleges become the doctors, lawyers and CEO's of this nation. Take a look at some great women college graduates:


What % of students go on to graduate or medical schools?

59% of our graduates go on to graduate or medical school.

What is the deadline for the application?

There are various deadlines for the specific programs:

Majors other than Nursing:

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

What is the average transfer student's age?

The average age of our transfer students is roughly around 22-24. For more information about transferring to The Mount, click here.

What types of internship opportunities are available to students?

Click here to visit our Internships page.


What types of activities are available to students?

Here is a quick list of clubs and organizations on our campuses:

What learning resources do you have available?

On both of our campuses we provide learning resources for our students. Follow the links to see what each campus has to offer:

What's Experiential Learning?

Experiential Learning is a program here at the Mount where you get your hands dirty! You engage in areas that allow for growth as an individual and in your field of study. The "experience" you gain through participation in this program speaks volumes of who you are as a student and as a contributor to the community.