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Transfer Times January 2011

In this Issue:

Transfer Applications - Apply NOW for Fall 2011!
Tips for Transfer Applications
Scholarship Season Begins Now!   


Advising for Business Majors
Opportunities at the Universities at Shady Grove
Transfer Information Days at MC in February



Transferring Next Fall 2011?  Apply NOW! 

Students who want to transfer to another school in Fall 2011 need to submit transfer admissions applications by March 1 (or sooner, depending on the school).  The chart below shows typical application deadlines at sample local schools.  In general, students should have applications for most schools finished by February 1 to March 1 for maximum consideration for admission, scholarships and financial aid.  When looking at schools, be sure to note transfer application deadlines rather than freshman deadlines.

Here are some deadlines at local four-year institutions:


University of
Maryland, College Park 

Priority Transfer Application Deadline: March 1: Due to space limitations, early application is strongly encouraged. Admission decisions will be released  beginning in mid-April for applicants who applied and completed their application before our March 1 priority deadline.  Apply by March 1 for best consideration. 

March 1: Deadline for all U.S. citizens & permanent residents with any non-U.S. academic records.

Regular Application Deadline:   June 1: Applicants who complete their applications after March 1, but prior to or on June 1st secondary deadline will receive their decisions in mid-June.   Completed applications received after June 1st will be reviewed on a space-available basis. 

Find Pre- Transfer Advising via the following methods:  -  15 minute Walk In Advising Appointments(Monday & Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:00pm); 30 minute Advising Appointments (AIM, In Person, Telephone); e-mail (; and through Scheduled Community College Visits.  Phone (301.405.9448 and 301.405.9449)


Towson University 


Transfer Deadline for Fall 2011:  February 15th    "Priority admission is reserved for transfer students from a Maryland community college who have earned at least 56 transferable credits, are in good academic standing, and have maintained a GPA that meets the policies set by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and University System of Maryland policies. 


  • Community college students who take two lab sciences prior to transfer will not need to take a third science at Towson to fulfill General Education Requirements.  Find out more at 
  • Business majors must have a separate GPA of 2.7 for all Core Business courses - see details here. The Business major at TU asks for BA 210/MA 116 Statistics as the only math requirement.
  • Towson has 21 “Screened Majors.”  Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to "screened" majors. Screened majors have additional admission requirements. Some screened majors require students to meet certain academic and/or curricular criteria, such as completing prerequisite courses or attaining a specific average, before they are admitted to these programs. Other programs require a portfolio review or audition for admission.  See the list of Screened Majors here:     

University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

Fall 2011 Transfer Admission Deadlines:  
Priority:  March 15
(for full scholarship consideration)
Regular Decision:  May 31 


University of Maryland, University College 

Admission is granted on a rolling basis - no specific deadlines.  UMUC advisors are willing to meet with current MC students to evaluate transcripts and make recommendations for continued coursework.  Try to go for advising during non-peak times (February - late March). 


American University 

July 1 (March 1 is the deadline to be considered for scholarships/financial aid.) 

Howard University 

February 15 Admission criteria vary among Howard University's schools and colleges. In general, a transfer student must transfer a minimum of 15 credit hours from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution, have earned a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and received a passing grade of C or better in both a college-level English and college-level math course. Additional credentials such as a high school transcript and SAT scores may be requested for admission.


Transfer Application Tips  

1.  Complete the application for transfer admission BEFORE the suggested deadline for best consideration for admission and for scholarships & financial aid.  Aim for February 1st (or earlier!) for most schools. 

2.  Apply on-line when possible.  This is a faster method and allows you to track your application's progress. 

3.  Request that an official copy of your MC transcript be sent to the school(s) of interest.  There is a $5 fee per MC transcript.  MC sends transcripts to Maryland Public schools electronically.  Maryland schools prefer this way to receive your transcript - do NOT hand-carry paper copy of your transcript to Maryland state schools - this will slow up your application process.

4.  If you have fewer than 30 credits showing on your transcript at the time of application, you will probably be asked to submit your high school record and SAT scores as well.  Your college performance is the deciding factor in most cases, not your high school information.  Go to your former high school guidance office to request a transcript to send with your admissions application.  Request SAT scores from

5.  Most schools will not begin to consider transfer applications until March 1.  You should, however, get a reply (usually e-mail) that acknowledges receipt of your application.  If you don't hear anything from the school 4 weeks after submitting the application, contact them to verify that it arrived.

6.  The essay – Be sure to have someone read over your essay.  Ask for help at the MC Writing Center, or from a professor or counselor - and be sure to proofread your final draft.  If the essay is optional , then impress the school by completing it. 

7.  If you have any telephone conversations with an admissions office representative about your application, be sure to write down the name of the person who spoke with you. 

8.  Recommendations from college instructors - submit these ONLY IF they are required.  Some schools may not request recommendations - they will admit you on the basis of your college record. 

9.  When requesting recommendations from professors, allow a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the deadline.  Provide the professor with a brief resume of your experience and academic goals ( link to an information questionnaire you can fill in for instructors) - this gives the professor the ability to elaborate on your good points and interests.  If you're going to apply to multiple schools, give the instructor all the forms at once, or warn them that more are coming - most will save the letters in case additional letters are needed.


Opportunities at Montgomery College:  The Macklin Business Institute 

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus.  The Macklin Business Institute offers an honors and mentoring program to sophomore-year business students. The college-wide program includes participation in business honors courses, a seminar each week, and mentoring by both a faculty member and a corporate executive. A business internship and scholarship support will also be available to students accepted into the Institute.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK'S Robert H. Smith Business School Requirements    

Click on the link above to see a list of MC courses recommended for transfer to the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, either Main Campus or Shady Grove.  This is also a good list if you're undecided about where to transfer.    Applications for Smith are now due on March 1st (this is the same deadline as the Priority Transfer Admissions application date for UMCP).  Students who submit a regular Transfer Admission Application should list Business as a major, and include the following information in the Essay section of the on-line transfer admissions application: A description of your extracurricular activities during college:  Create a personal statement / resume / list of activities, job experiences, recommendations, awards/accomplishments, community service, and/or any other information you feel will strengthen your application for a business major. Indicate leadership positions held, honors, special academic programs, etc.  

Business Programs Within A 50-Mile Radius of the MC Rockville Campus  
  • There are many schools offering a major in business.  Click on the link above to see over 30 different nearby colleges and universities.

Options for Business Majors - Creating Your "Plan B" 
  • If you're applying to a competitive business program, make sure you have choices in case Plan A doesn't work out.  See this link above for alternate majors and alternate business schools - there are many possibilities.

  • Watch our Podcast, "So You Want to Be a Business Major" 



Start searching for scholarships using the MC Transfer Scholarship Page.

Also check with each transfer school of interest.  For most schools, you can type "scholarships" in the search box on the home page to zoom you to the right spot.  Pay close attention to deadlines!  Remember that most scholarship programs require that you file the FAFSA, even if you know that you won't qualify for aid based on need.  The FAFSA for Fall 2011 can be filed starting January 1, 2011.


Students attending one of the nine different universities offering bachelor's degrees within the Universities at Shady Grove may apply for both school-specific and general USG awards.  

and Scholarship Opportunities here: 

Undergraduate Majors Offered at the Universities at Shady Grove: 

Biological Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park
B.S. in Biological Sciences 

University of Maryland University College
B.T.P.S. in Biotechnology

University of Maryland, College Park
Robert H. Smith School of Business
B.S. in Accounting 
B.S. in General Business
B.S. in General Business w/ Specialization in Entrepreneurship 
B.S. in International Business 
B.S. in Marketing

University of Maryland University College
B.S. in Accounting
B.S. in Business Administration
(Daytime & Evening)
B.S. in Human Resource Management

University of Maryland, College Park
B.A. in Communication

University of Maryland University College
B.A. in Communication Studies

Computer and Information Sciences
University of Maryland University College
B.S. in Computer and Information Science
B.S. in Computer Information Technology
B.S. in Computer Studies
B.S. in Information Systems Management
(Daytime & Evening)

Construction Management Technology
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
B.S. in Construction Management Technology

Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland, College Park
B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Towson University
B.S. in Early Childhood Education
B.S. in Elementary Education / Special Education (EESE—Integrated Program with Dual Certification)

Health Systems Management
University of Baltimore
B.S. in Health Systems Management
(Weekend Format) 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.A. in History

Homeland Security Management
University of Maryland University College
B.S. in Emergency Management
B.S. in Homeland Security
B.S. in Cybersecurity

Hotel and Restaurant Management
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Investigative Forensics
University of Maryland University College
B.S. in Investigative Forensics

Laboratory Management
University of Maryland University College
B.T.P.S. in Laboratory Management

University of Maryland, Baltimore
B.S. in Nursing

Political Science
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.A. in Political Science

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.A in Psychology

Public Health Science
University of Maryland, College Park
B.S. in Public Health Science

Respiratory Therapy
Salisbury University
B.S. in Respiratory Therapy

Simulation & Digital Entertainment
University of Baltimore
B.S. in Simulation & Digital Entertainment

Social Work
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.A. in Social Work


Montgomery College's Spring 2011 Transfer Days  





Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

10am -1pm

High Tech (HT) Building


Thursday, February 24, 2011

9am -1pm

PE Physical Education Building


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

10am -1pm

Atrium of Student Services Building









































































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