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Transfer Step 5 - Search for Colleges


Factors to Consider When Searching for Colleges 
Free College Search Programs on the Web 
Search the Academic Common Market for Savings on Specific Majors

Factors in Choosing A College 

Take your time in selecting the four-year institution when you'll earn your bachelor's degree.  Choosing a college is a big decision, both financially and personally. 
Click here for the factors you’ll need to consider

College Search Programs

Try more than one of these free sites to develop a list of four-year colleges and universities.  Compare the lists from two or more programs to be certain that you've included all schools that may have your major and other important factors.

College Navigator   (search for 2-year colleges, 4-year universities and colleges, and graduate schools) 
The College Board Search 
Search for institutions and majors in the State of Maryland at the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s website.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) 

Find Specific Schools' Home Pages

Considering a Major That's Not Offered in Maryland? Consider the Academic Common Market!

When Maryland students want to major in Ocean Engineering, Commercial Music, or Fabric Design......they look into the Academic Common Market.    Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college while paying in-state tuition rates.

Residents of 16 states may participate in the Southern Regional Education Board's Academic Common Market, an agreement that enables students to pursue unique majors offered at public institutions in the other SREB states while paying in-state tuition. Savings to both states and students are significant. The state saves because the Common Market provides costly, specialized programs that otherwise would have to be duplicated.

This program also includes the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, with some degree programs offered electronically at in-state tuition rates. For more Info. about these programs, click here.
The number of programs offered is revised annually as states tailor their participation in the Academic Common Market as part of their planning for higher education.    
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