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How to Apply
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: June 1
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). Indicate your interest in the Shady Grove campus within the "My Colleges" dashboard. The "Additional Forms" section 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). Complete and submit the residency e-form. This online form should be completed by applicants seeking in-state residency for tuition purposes. This form is located in the Help Center of the "My Colleges" dashboard after clicking on the "Questions" tab.
4). Submit the Common Application and application fee so that UMBC may receive and review your Common Application. Prior to the deadline, make sure that there are green "complete" checkmarks under the application in your "My Colleges" dashboard under UMBC.
5). 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
6). An additional final transcript must be sent upon completion of any course work in progress at the time of 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.
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