Attend USM Transfer Tuesday on Oct. 10 or Nov. 7!


Transfer Tuesday is your one-stop solution for transferring to Saint Mary!

1. Event begins at 10:30 a.m. — but you can drop in anytime, so long as you arrive before 2 p.m.

2. Learn about our transfer scholarships worth up to $12,000 (renewable annually).

3. Bring an estimate of your taxes from two years ago and receive a financial aid estimate (remember: this is an   estimate and may change!).

4. Explore campus, and hear about our recent renovations and plans for the future.

5. Meet with a faculty member to discuss your program of interest.

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Right @ Home!

We're confident you'll feel right at home at Saint Mary. We make tranferring to USM simple — and if you need help, you're always welcome to stop by, call, or email.

USM Transfer Admissions checklist

 Requirements: a minimum GPA of 2.25 on your prior college coursework (based on quality and transferability of courses taken) Applicants with a GPA below a 2.5 will be subject to review. Applicants who have earned an AA or AS from a Kansas or Missouri Community College will be given expedited consideration.

 Find your interest: Explore our majors.

 Apply for admission.

 Send us your college transcripts for an admissions evaluation.

USM participates in Kansas Reverse Transfer (See more info below).


What makes USM unique?

Since 1923, Saint Mary has been a leader in liberal arts education. Today, USM is well known and routinely recognized for its dedication to academic excellence. The Princeton Review has repeatedly named the Saint Mary a “Best Midwestern College*” every year since 2005 (not a small honor, and not one we're planning to give up any time soon!).

Saint Mary has a long list of amazing faculty and an even longer list of awesome students (like you). You'll thrive here. We offer transfer scholarships and departmental awards that can mean lower tuition and costs than you'd find at other private universities.

With an enhanced learning experience focused on critical thinking, ethics, and expert communication skills, USM offers specialized preparation that will ready you for graduate school or the workforce.


The Saint Mary Advantage

  • Small classes and individualized attention from expert instructors.

  • Specialized coursework requirements designed to round out your education.

  • Dedicated senior-success programming preparing you for success beyond USM.

Kansas Reverse Transfer at USM

The University of Saint Mary (USM) participates in a universal reverse transfer program with Kansas' community colleges. 

This innovative program allows you to receive your associate's degree from your most recent community college by combining the credits you earned at the community college AND the credits you earn while here at USM.

Incoming transfer students to USM from any of Kansas' 19 public community colleges or either of Kansas' two non-profit two-year colleges are eligible to receive the benefits of the reverse transfer program.

How Does It Work?

  • Any student who transfers at least 45 credit hours from either an accredited public Kansas community college or two-year private non-profit college may participate. A full list of eligible institutions is available here.

  • At the end of the academic year, if you have earned a total of 60 credit hours (at least 45 from the community college plus the remainder at USM), we will submit your official transcript back to your community college.

  • Your home community college will review your complete transcript, and if you have met the degree requirements, the community college will award you your associate's degree and mail it to you.

That’s it! You will officially have an associate’s degree, which directly links to increased lifetime income and lower unemployment rates. Congratulations!

How Do I Sign Up?

It's easy. Download and complete » this form « and turn it in to the USM Office of the Registrar. Then, study hard and do your best here at the University of Saint Mary.


The University of Saint Mary has been named a "Top 100 Most Affordable Small College West of the Mississippi" by Great Value Colleges, a site which dedicates itself to helping students get the best possible education for their money.

The University of Saint Mary ranks near the top for most affordable small colleges in Kansas and Missouri, according to the site. USM's election to the overall list was based on its "individual attention and extreme college affordability."


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* The Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges, 2018. (c)2017 TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information about reprints from The Princeton Review visit PARS International Corp. at