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Transfer Students

Apply Now: Transfer Students

We’re grateful you’ve decided to add your light to MVNU.

We also know you’ve worked hard to earn your credits and believe you should keep them. That’s why we accept up to 90 credits of coursework from other accredited universities.

Application Process

We’ll perform a transfer credit evaluation free of charge so you have a good idea of which credits will transfer. You’ll also be assigned your own personal financial aid advisor to ensure that your scholarship potential is maximized.


Most students receive an official admissions decision within seven days of MVNU receiving your application and necessary transcripts. To ensure this happens quickly, official academic transcripts must be sent directly to Mount Vernon Nazarene University from each previous institution attended.

Academic standing is determined from these transcripts, subject to the following conditions:

Transfer credit from other accredited institutions may be granted for courses that apply to MVNU academic programs.
Credit from non-accredited institutions is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer credit applicable to MVNU’s general education core will be granted for courses in which a grade of C- or better was earned.

MVNU requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be accepted as a transfer from another institution.

Students on academic or disciplinary probation or dismissal from another institution must contact the Admissions Office to determine the necessary steps to be considered for admission to Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The Admissions and Recruitment Committee makes the final decision.


Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll want to watch for our emails detailing your next steps.

  • You’ll get your own MVNU email address, which you’ll want to check often.
  • You’ll be assigned an academic advisor who will schedule your courses.
  • You’ll be required to attend a New Student Orientation. These are scheduled depending on your enrollment status (part time or full time).

Application Deadlines


Schedule a Personal Campus Visit

We can customize your day by setting you up with professors, students, and a full-day MVNU experience. Personal visits are also available with Financial Aid, specific classrooms, and the registrar to talk about transfer credit. Please call us at 1-866-462-6868 option 1 to schedule your visit or register online.

MVNU Open House Days

MVNU Open House Days are all about you! You'll learn more about what makes MVNU shine from a professor and current student, as well as how you can apply!

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