Admission to the BLS Degree Program


To be admitted to the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree program, applicants must demonstrate their ability to succeed in college level coursework by accumulating at least 30 transferable credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.5/4.0. Students interested in pursuing a degree-completion program in the liberal arts and sciences at the Fredericksburg campus are encouraged to apply. Mary Washington students who have earned more than 30 credit hours at UMW may transfer into the BLS program if they have not actively pursued studies in another UMW-degree program.


Applications are available ONLINE at You may also apply by calling the UMW Office of Admissions at 540/654-2000, 540/286-8088 or by email at The completed application along with a forty- five dollar ($45) application fee should be returned to the Office of Admissions. Applicants should request that official transcripts from their high school and each college and/or university attended be sent to the Office of Admissions. Additionally, any standardized test scores or official military and professional coursework transcripts should be forwarded for consideration for academic credit.

The university accepts only certain types of degrees from community colleges. For detailed information students should contact the Office of the Registrar. More information is found here: