UMBC, in collaboration with the University System of Maryland and The Universities at Shady Grove, offers an opportunity for transfer students to attain their educational goals through various degree programs. UMBC has a strong relationship with Montgomery College and other community colleges, which makes the transfer procedure convenient and efficient.
Applying for Transfer Admission
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.
For prospective transfer students, an application to UMBC consists of the following:
2) Official college transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended; transcripts should be sent by the registrar of each institution to the UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A final transcript must be sent upon completion of any course work currently in progress.
3) A $50 nonrefundable application fee (check or money order payable to UMBC). If you are a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member, your application fee may be waived. Verification of your membership should be enclosed.
4) A list of courses in progress.
Note about Social Work Admission to Shady Grove
UMBC's Baccalaureate Social Work Program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a selective admissions program based upon the need for students to meet the 2.5 grade point average for entry into the program. This is also a requirement for the social work field practicum (SOWK 480 and SOWK 482). Selective admission is defined by the UMBC School of Social Work as a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with a minimum of 45 credits of lower level (100 and 200) courses. Students not meeting these criteria are encouraged to meet with the UMBC-Shady Grove Program Director to learn about strategies for improving a GPA below a 2.5 or alternative admissions pathways.
Priority: March 15
Final: June 1
Priority: Nov. 1
Final: Dec. 15
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 sent to admitted students after receipt of final transcripts.
To download an application and to access information on UMBC's transfer requirements and other information related to registration, please visit*: http://www.umbc.edu/undergraduate/apply_now/shadygrove.html
*This link also includes information on International transfer credit, International students and students with International credentials, Financial Aid, and Transfer Scholarships.