Mary Baldwin College’s Adult Degree Program (ADP)
What are the admission requirements to be an ADP transfer student at MBC?
You must be at least 21 years old or have an associate’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
How do I apply?
Apply online at www.mbc.edu/apply with no application fee.
What is the deadline for applying as a transfer for ADP?
Deadlines for application are August 15 for the fall semester, November 30 for the spring semester, and April 30 for the summer semester.
What other credentials are required?
You will need to submit your application along with official college transcripts and a one page personal goals statement.
If admitted, are there requirements that must be met before enrolling?
Students are required to attend an Adult Degree Program Orientation before enrolling as a student at MBC. Sessions are held at our locations throughout Virginia each fall, spring, and summer before the semester begins.
What previous coursework counts for transfer credit?
Courses are transferable as long as the credit is earned at regionally-accredited colleges and passed at the level of C- or better. The courses must be generally compatible with the MBC curriculum, but they do not have to be identical to courses in our catalog. Transfer coursework may apply to majors, minors, certification, general education requirements, or general electives.
What are the requirements for graduation?
The requirements for ADP students are the same as for students in our Residential College for Women, and you earn the same highly respected degree. Specifically, you must:
- Complete a total of 126 semester hours (including transfer credit)
- Complete a minimum of 36 of the total 126 semester hours required at MBC
- Meet general education and central curriculum requirements (a transfer-oriented associate’s degree from an institution in the Virginia Community College System may count as your general education requirement, in accordance with our guaranteed admission program)
- Complete the coursework required for your major, including a senior project
- Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale overall and in your major
- Meet other requirements outlined in the academic catalog specific to your major and your degree
- In your academic life, act in accordance with the Honor Code
Is there a guaranteed admission agreement with Colleges in the Virginia Community College System?
Yes. Students graduating from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale may qualify for the guaranteed admission. “Transfer-oriented associate degrees” refers to VCCS associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of arts and sciences degrees. The transfer-oriented associate degrees include the General Studies associate degrees. Applied Science degrees are not applicable.
Can I get credit for professional experience and knowledge I gained on my own?
Yes. You can be granted academic credit based on the following:
- Satisfactory scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests for general knowledge and specific subjects
- Credit for college-level learning done through work, community service, reading, travel, and other pursuits by way of a Prior Learning Portfolio (portfolio is evaluated by faculty for knowledge gained)
- Credit for experience or instruction in the military, medical fields, or other kinds of specialized training
Questions? Contact Ashley Buchanan, director of adult and graduate admissions, 1-800-468-2262