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Transfer to St. Matthew’s University

Learn more about our streamlined credit transfer process for U.S., Canadian, and international students.

Advance your MD Journey at St. Matthew’s University.

At St. Matthew’s University (SMU), we are dedicated to helping you achieve your MD dream. We welcome U.S., Canadian, and international transfer students who value diversity and excellence within their medical school community. SMU’s small class sizes create a welcoming, personalized learning experience with close student-faculty interactions. Our professors know their students by name and are here to support you from your very first class through to graduation day. 

When you choose to continue your studies at St. Matthew’s University, you’ll benefit from:

  • An accredited MD curriculum prioritizing hands-on and personalized learning.
  • Small class sizes and an impressive 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Opportunities to secure your residency in the U.S. and Canada with our 96% placement rate*, including transfer students.**
  • Transfer scholarships are available to support your MD goals.
  • Dedicated support from day one, ensuring your success is our top priority.
  • Our inclusive community, where you will integrate and thrive alongside other passionate students.

*96% Four Year Residency Placement Rate is the percent of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 who were active applicants in the NRMP match or attained a residency outside the NRMP match.

**100% tuition refund guarantee applies to transfer students who start from MD1 (medical school year one).

How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Follow these three simple steps to submit your application:

1. Gather your documents:

  • MCAT scores
  • Personal statement
  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Work history/resume
  • Recommendations
  • Dean’s Letter (Letter of good standing from the registrar’s office, outlining academic progress and any record of disciplinary action.)

2. Complete your application through SMU’s application portal.

3. Upload your unofficial transcripts directly to the application portal.
Please note that official transcripts from all previously attended colleges are required before enrollment.

Transfer Evaluation Process

St. Matthew’s University may accept transferred course credits exclusively from accredited medical schools listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools. We do not award credits for Basic Medical Science courses completed online, through distance education, from non-accredited institutions, or from other transitional programs (e.g. chiropody, dentistry, osteopathy, or podiatry).

Our Office of Admissions evaluates each candidate’s application and supporting documents on a case-by-case basis to determine acceptance, credit recognition, and program entry points.

Transfer Scholarships

Upon admission to the MD program at St. Matthew’s University, transfer students are automatically considered for our Transfer Scholarship.

Candidates:Citizens, dual citizens, or permanent residents of the United States and Canada.*
Academic Criteria:Candidates will be reviewed based upon a combination of several criteria that have been submitted with their application. This includes MCAT, undergraduate GPA, work history, and recommendations.
Award Amount:$10,000 upon acceptance into the program. The award is disbursed over 10 semesters and directed against tuition only.**
Ongoing Eligibility:After matriculation a student must remain in good academic standing and progressing in a timely manner (no remediation) toward completion of the program.
Awards:Candidates will have three business days to accept the award by notifying the Scholarship Committee at scholarship@StMatthews.edu. Scholarship Awards will only be disbursed as a credit against tuition.

*Transfer Students – individuals who attended the MD program at another school.
**Effective for students matriculating during or after January 2024.

Find out more information on our other scholarships.

Speak to an Advisor About Your Transfer

You are not alone during your transfer process and admissions journey. If you need assistance with your application, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our advisors. We are here to address your needs and questions. Schedule a virtual appointment today and see how St. Matthew’s University can help you succeed.

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