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Learn about what you can study at Mansfield University!
Will your earned credits transfer well?
Learn about Transfer Credits at Mansfield University!
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Examine Mansfield University's affordable tuition and payment options.
Is the college or university regionally and/or nationally accredited?
Mansfield University and its academic programs are accredited by various regional or national organizations that are recognized by The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). View our accreditations.
Mansfield University maintains a rolling admission policy, but encourages students to apply sooner rather than later. Our academic programs are highly competitive and various academic programs reach capacity annually. Allow yourself enough time to complete the financial aid processes, have your transfer credits processed, and secure an academic schedule for the classes you need and want.
FALL ENROLLMENT: We recommend that you apply in January/February.
SPRING ENROLLMENT: We recommend that you apply in September/October.
Mansfield University requires students to have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA to be considered for acceptance. Some academic programs require a higher GPA (please view requirements below; information is subject to change at any time).
Education: minimum 3.0 GPA
Nursing: minimum 2.7 GPA
Nutrition/Dietetics & Sports Nutrition: minimum 2.7 GPA
Social Work: minimum 2.5 GPA
Radiology & Respiratory Therapy: minimum 2.7 GPA
In addition to submitting your transfer admission application and $25.00 application fee, the following credentials are required and should be forwarded to the Mansfield University Office of Admissions:
Ideally, you should start looking for a four-year school when you start your first semester at your two-year institution.
Mansfield University is happy to communicate with you throughout your semesters at your two-year institution to ensure a smooth transition of transfer credits.
No, an Associate's Degree is not required to transfer to Mansfield University.
There is no minimum number of credits required to transfer to Mansfield University.
Regular communication with your intended four-year institution and guidance from your current academic advisor is highly recommended.
As an "Accepted" transfer student, you will receive a transfer evaluation of your completed credits within two weeks of your acceptance letter.
Not Applied Yet? Our Transfer Coordinators offer an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credits. To take advantage of this free service, click here.
PA TRAC offers course equivalencies for several two-year and four-year institutions in the state of Pennsylvania.
For our partner two-year institutions, we comply with the PASSHE program-to-program transfer, where students with an associate's degree at one of the two-year institutions may enter Mansfield's parallel degree program with full junior status.
To view these programs, visit PA TRAC.
Yes. You can gain an "unofficial" evaluation by sending your unofficial transcript(s) to Jan Yoder at email@example.com. Please include the academic major you are interested in transferring into and identify that you are requesting an "unofficial evaluation of transfer credits." Unofficial Transfer Credit Evaluation
Housing is guaranteed! Transfer Students are afforded the same on-campus privileges as first-year students. We currently offer brand new suite-style housing.
View our housing options online.
Once all of your required transcripts are received, acceptance is determined within a week. Your transfer evaluation will arrive via postal service within a week of your acceptance letter.
The first semester, you will receive a schedule that is made for you by our Registrar based on major, transfer credits, and class availability. If you have special scheduling needs, you may make them known to the Registrar. *The Registrar makes all efforts to accommodate your special needs, i.e. commuter scheduling, work shifts, family obligations, etc.
After the first semester, you will have the opportunity to schedule yourself, with advisement from your academic advisor.
Internships are an important part of your educational experience at Mansfield University. Many students have participated in outstanding internships, including opportunities with the FBI, ESPN, and DEP, to name only a few.
Talk with your Mansfield advisor, and seek assistance from our Career Center.
Although Mansfield University does not give credits for "Prior Learning," we do offer the CLEP tests as a means of gaining credit for such experience.
To view a list of CLEP tests that we offer, as well as their MU course equivalencies, click on the link.
Students may seek Prior Learning Credit through CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning). Mansfield University will gladly accept transcripts from CAEL based on course portfolios that you establish through them. This link will direct you to their site for more information: http://www.cael.org/How-We-Help/Adult-Students
Yes! If you provide your completed application, $25 application fee (if applicable), and transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've attended, we can make an Admissions Decision on the spot!
Exceptions include certain majors that require additional eligibility: Art, Music, Nursing, and Radiology and Respiratory Therapy.