Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Students are considered for transfer into Mount de Sales for grades 10 or 11 if space is available and the Admissions Committee deems an acceptance appropriate. Potential transfer students should carefully consider their reasons for transferring and read our transfer process below.

  • Candidates and their parents must understand and be fully committed to supporting the mission and vision of Mount de Sales Academy.
  • Candidates must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing at their previous institution, with no outstanding financial obligations.

The Mount de Sales Academy Administration and Board of Trustees assess enrollment every spring for the following school year. Transfer applicant admissions decisions will be issued after this review of enrollment.

A complete applicant file contains the application, $50 fee, high school records, middle school records, recommendations, and completion of the interview. All items should be submitted to the Admissions Office, except documentation to apply to the Sacred Heart Program. Those items should be directed to Patrick Martel.

  • During the first semester of the current year, transfer applicants may apply, submit the $50 fee, request middle school records, and schedule/attend the interview.
  • After completion of the first semester, transfer applicants may request high school records and recommendations.

The transfer application process is unique for each applicant. The Admissions Office will work with families to set a time frame for the process and complete required steps. It is most helpful for both applicants and their parents/guardians to engage in the process.

Application Process

List of 7 items.

  • Shadow Requests

    Shadow requests can be submitted to the Admissions Office and can take place in either semester of the current year. Please note that some days will not be available due to MDSA's schedule, especially in the later part of spring semester.
  • Application

    Submit the PDF application by mail or email. Remember to save the PDF on your computer before populating the fields!
  • $50 Fee

    The Admissions Office will process an application once the fee is received.

    Checks can be made out to Mount de Sales Academy and mailed to the school or delivered in person.
  • Records

    High School: Official transcripts are required from every high school the student has attended. Transcripts for completed and current high school grades should include: Grades, attendance records, behavioral records, standardized test scores, and results of any academic, psychological, and emotional/behavioral testing. If a school does not have its own form, the Mount de Sales Request for Records form may be used.  The Admissions Committee requires an official transcript for a complete first semester of the current school year. We recommend that a student request records and recommendations together as early as January 2020.
    • Students enrolled in a homeschool program that issues transcripts: Sign and submit the Mount de Sales Request for Records form to the program after January 1. The program should send records directly to Mount de Sales.
    • Students homeschooling through local school district approval: The home educator must provide a list of courses, textbooks, and progress for all high school work, including the current year up to January 1. For students who do not earn numerical or letter grades, the home educator should provide a summary of the student’s progress for each class in each year.
    Middle School: If the student’s current high school hasthe applicant's middle school records on file, they may send them with the high school transcripts. Transcripts should include for grades 6, 7 and 8: Grades, attendance records, behavioral records, standardized test scores, and results of any academic, psychological, and emotional/behavioral testing.
  • Recommendations

    Recommendation forms from two teachers at the applicant's current school should be submitted by mail, email or fax. For homeschooled students, adults who work with the applicant in an instructional capacity may complete her recommendation forms. Click here for the Standard Recommendation Form.
    Letters of recommendation are optionalAll recommendations are confidential and should be sent from the recommender directly to Mount de Sales (not through the family).
  • Interview

    Every applicant and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend a 30-minute interview. Interviews can be scheduled through the Admissions Office.
  • Other Considerations

    We encourage families to consider the following when thinking about a transfer. If you are applying for any of the following, please adhere to the appropriate deadlines and contacts.
    • Sacred Heart Program: Students applying to the Sacred Heart Program must submit all necessary documentation directly to Patrick Martel at  or 410.744.8498 ext. 267. Click here for program information and documentation guidelines.
    • Tuition Assistance: Mount de Sales Academy has limited tuition assistance for families in financial need. To apply for tuition assistance, the application and necessary supporting documentation are due to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.  Transfer applicants, please note: We understand that the transfer admissions decision time frame set by MDSA means that tuition assistance opportunities may be more limited at the end of the school year. Therefore, we encourage transfer applicant families applying for tuition assistance to complete a FACTS application as soon as possible to show serious interest in MDSA and any financial opportunities. Click here to access tuition assistance application information.
    • Please note that there are no scholarship opportunities for transfer students.
Mount de Sales Academy for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policy, athletic or other school administered programs.

When applying, applicants “understand and acknowledge that receiving the application does not constitute a commitment by Mount de sales Academy, and that Mount de Sale Academy may deny admission if they determine that enrollment of the Applicant in the Academy would not be appropriate.”

All acceptances are conditional upon the successful completion of eighth grade. As a condition of acceptance, students may be required to attend and satisfactorily complete remedial summer math and/or reading programs prior to admission. All decisions regarding the acceptance of a student into Mount de Sales Academy are done with the highest emphasis placed on what is in the best interest of the individual girl.

Admissions Brochure 2018-2019

Sacred Heart Program

Applicants interested in the Sacred Heart Program must indicate their intention to apply for the Program on their applications. Sacred Heart Program applicants are required to submit documentation and/or direct questions about the program to:

Patrick Martel
Director of the Sacred Heart Program 
410.744.8498 ext. 267

Admissions Contact Information

Allie Sapienza '11
Admissions Director
410.744.8498 ext. 270

Jen Blake '15
Assistant Director of Admissions
410.744.8498 ext. 276

Admissions Office Email

Mount de Sales Fax (please notate Admissions on your fax)

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