The Admissions Committee evaluates transfer applicants on the basis of their academic record at previous institutions. Cumulative grade point average, performance trends, strength of curriculum and performance in courses related to the intended area of study are considered. Applicants must be eligible to return to their most recent institution. UMBC accepts credits only from regionally accredited institutions. Generally, courses passed with a grade of "C" or better are considered for transfer. A detailed transfer credit evaluation will be available online for admitted students after receipt of final transcripts.
Priority (for full scholarship consideration): March 15
Final: May 31
Priority (for full scholarship consideration): Nov. 1
Final: Dec. 15
HOW TO APPLY FOR TRANSFER ADMISSION
1). Complete the Common Application (including the application essay) and UMBC's Common Application Supplement. Indicate your interest in the Shady Grove campus within the Supplement section. The "School Forms" section of the Common Application is not required for transfer students.
2). Pay the nonrefundable $50.00 application fee. Using a credit card or e-check, submit the $50 application fee required for all applications. If you are a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member, your application fee may be waived. Verification of your membership should be enclosed.
3). Submit all three of the above sections in order for UMBC to receive and review your Common Application.
Prior to the deadline, make sure that there are green "complete" triangles next to each of these sections in your "My Colleges" dashboard under UMBC.
4). Send your official college transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended. Transcripts should be sent by the registrar of each institution either electronically via eSCRIP-SAFE's electronic delivery program (preferred) or mailed directly to UMBC:
UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
An additional final transcript must be sent upon completion of any course work in progress at the time of the application.
Please note, high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores are not required for students who have completed more than 30 college credits. Recommendations (optional) and any other additional application materials may be sent to the above address as well.
CHECK STATUS OF SUBMITTED APPLICATION
Once your application for admission is received and processed, you may view the status of your application online by selecting the "Check Your Admission Application Status" link from the myUMBC portal. The myUMBC portal provides
a streamlined way to access your academic, professional and personal information and to engage the rest of the UMBC community.
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TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICATION TIMELINE
The timeline below is meant to give applicants a general idea of the steps involved in the application process.
1). Application and supporting documents are received by UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation.
2). Once the application is processed, an acknowledgement e-mail is sent to applicants which includes instructions on how to create a myUMBC account in order to monitor their application status.
3). Complete application packet is reviewed by UMBC Admissions Committee. Additional information may be requested via the applicant's myUMBC account at this point.
4). Applicant is notified by mail of the admissions decision. Applicants are welcome to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation at email@example.com with questions.
Priority - March 15 - Decision letters for complete applications are mailed beginning in late March.
Regular - May 31 - Decision letters for complete applications are mailed beginning in early June.
Priority – Nov. 1 - Decision letters for complete applications are mailed beginning in late October.
Regular – Dec. 15 - Decision letters for complete applications are mailed in December and January.