Transfer Students


Students who transfer to Mars Hill will find that our community is very welcoming and helpful.

Complete your degree at MHU!

If you are transferring from a North Carolina Community College with an A.A. degree or an A.S. degree you will enter Mars Hill University as a junior. If you have an A.A.S or other miscellaneous credits,  the registrars office will do a transcript evaluation to clarify the remaining credits you will need to complete a bachelor’s degree at Mars Hill University.  Our university is a participant in the Independent College Articulation Agreement with the North Carolina Community College System.

We have three guaranteed admission programs with area community colleges. 

Learn More about Transfer Agreements

traditional undergraduate transfer application process

1. Complete and submit an Application for Admission.  There is no application fee!

2. We are test optional. If you have scores and would like to submit them, you may request your SAT (college code: 5395) or ACT (college code: 3124) scores be sent to Mars Hill University. If you do submit them, they could increase scholarship eligibility.

3. Contact your high school guidance office to request that an official copy of your Final High School Transcript be sent to Mars Hill University.

4. Request that official copies of all College/University Transcripts be sent to Mars Hill University.

5. When the Admissions Office receives all required items listed above, your admission file is “complete,” and the review process begins.

6. Your Admissions Counselor will notify you regarding acceptance, and you will receive complete information and necessary documents via U.S. mail.

7. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more about funding your college education and to begin the financial aid process.

8. Submit your $250 Advance Tuition Payment. This payment will allow your new student housing and meals account to be created. Watch your email for a link to log in to your new account. All freshman and sophomore students must live and eat on campus, unless they meet commuter student requirements. If you meet commuter student requirements, submit your $250 Advance Tuition Payment. This payment will allow your Commuter Account and Meals plan account to be created.

9. Visit the Admitted Students page to learn more about final steps in the enrollment process, including Transfer Student Orientation and Lion’s Roar.


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Kristie Vance
Director of Admissions

If you are an adult student, over 24 years old, interested in beginning or finishing your college degree, you may be interested in the Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS)  program. The Adult and Graduate Studies program offers courses in a short term format in the following programs:

  • Business Management, B.S. (Online Program)
  • Criminal Justice, B.S. (Online Program)
  • Education, B.A.
  • Psychology, B.A. (Online Program)
  • Social Work, B.S.W. (Program offered online or in-person)

Learn More about AGS