MC Transfer Students (B.A.)

Did you know that nearly half of all Marymount Interior Design graduates began their undergraduate education at another institution?

The Interior Design department and Office of Undergraduate Admissions are committed to making the transfer process for Montgomery College students as smooth as possible. The following information is provided specifically for MC students interested in completing their B.A. Interior Design degree at Marymount University. If you already have a Bachelors degree, you can learn more about transferring credit towards our First-Professional Masters in Interior Design here.

Transfer Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid available for MC students transferring to Marymount. You can review the full list of scholarships and grants here.

Four-year Pathway

The Interior Design departments at MU and MC have worked together to develop a four-year suggested transfer pathway.
Download the Four-Year Pathway Advising Grid
    MC Transfer Students (B.A.) 

Download the Four-Year Pathway MC Advising Sheet
    MC Transfer Students (B.A.) 

Questions about the MC portion of this pathway should be directed to Chantal Vilmar, Department Chair at Montgomery College. Questions about the Marymount portion of this pathway should be directed to Doug Seidler, Department Chair at Marymount University.

More Info on Transfer Credit

Marymount University requires a grade of C or higher to consider transfer credit for undergraduate courses. In addition to that requirement, the Interior Design department requires a placement portfolio to receive transfer credit for some Interior Design courses. A course-by-course articulation grid is provided below.

You can read more about the Placement Portfolio process here.

MU Course / Title MC Course Transfer Requirements
Intro to Interior Design
IDES 101
Interior Design I
Grade of C or higher
Foundation Studio I
IDES 111
Interior Design II
Portfolio and grade of B- or higher
Freehand Drafting
IDES 110
Technical Drawing and Drafting
Portfolio and grade of B- or higher
Sketching and Rendering for Ideas
IDES 116
Adv Presentation Techniques
Portfolio and grade of B- or higher
Foundation Studio II
IDES 221
Interior Design: Residential
Portfolio and grade of B- or higher
Foundation Studio III
IDES 222
Interior Design: Commercial/Contract
Portfolio and grade of B- or higher
Presentation Drawings
No course identified Portfolio and grade of B- or higher

Note: Portfolio must show strong understanding of presentation drawings using Revit.

Textiles and Finish Materials
IDES 234
Grade of C or higher
History of
Interior Design I
IDES 211
Historic Interiors I or
IDES 212
Historic Interiors II
Grade of C or higher
Intro to Art History II
ARTT 201
Art History: 1400 to Present
Grade of C or higher
Intro to Color and Design
ARTT 102
Design Studio: 2-Dimensional Design
Grade of C or higher
Intro to Digital Tools
ARTT 116 / GDES 116
Digital Tools for the Visual Arts
Grade of C or higher