| University of
Maryland, College Park
UMCP Transfer Application
Priority Application Deadline for Fall Admission (Entry for semester beginning in September)
MARCH 1, 2014 Apply by this date for best consideration for admission.
March 1: You’ll receive a decision beginning in mid-April if you complete the application by this date. Due to space limitations, early application is strongly encouraged. [MC NOTE: your application is not considered complete unless your transcript(s) and AP Test Scores (if taken)
are also received by March 1]
March 1: If you are an
international applicant and/or an applicant with any non-U.S. academic records, you must apply by this date.
MTAP Students: If you are in MTAP, check the box on the Transfer Application AND mention this in your 300-word Essay. If you have courses in progress in Spring 2014 to finish the 30-credits for MTAP requirements, mention this.
MC Note: If you apply AFTER March 1 through June 1, you will not receive notification of admission until late June/early July. This is also true if your transcripts arrive after the Priority Deadline of March 1, you will not get a decision until early July.
Regular Application Deadline
June 1: You’ll receive a decision in early July if you complete the application by this date. For best consideration, you are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of March 1.
LESS THAN 30 CREDITS SHOWING ON YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT? An
official copy of your high school transcript is needed, as well as official SAT and/or ACT scores, if you have completed fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours. Official copies of your transcripts should be sent directly from your high school. SAT and/or ACT should be sent directly
by the Educational Testing Service (SAT code for Maryland is 5814) or the ACT Program (ACT code for Maryland is 1746).
MARYLAND TRANSFER ADVANTAGE
PROGRAM (MTAP) guarantees admission for students who have 30 to 60 credits completed at MC with a 3.0 min. GPA, including completion of EN 102/109 and a College-Level math – excludes competitive majors (LEP Limited Enrollment Programs). See the MTAP website for application, deadlines and
www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/apply/MarylandTransferAdvantage.asp You must enroll in MTAP a full semester PRIOR to your last semester at Montgomery College. The next application deadline for MTAP is June 1st, 2014 for participation in a
Transfer Spring 2014 or after. See the MTAP website for more information.
Find Pre- Transfer Advising through 15- minute Walk In Advising Appointments (Monday & Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:00pm); 30 minute Advising Appointments (AIM, In Person, Telephone); e-mail (
firstname.lastname@example.org); and through scheduled Community College Visits. Phone (301.405.9448 and 301.405.9449.
- UMCP CORE General
Education Requirements List
- for students who started college PRIOR to Fall 2012.
- UMCP General Education Program Requirements - follow MC's
General Education Program if you graduated from high school in 2012 or after.
UMCP has 14 competitive
majors, called Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP), which have additional "Gateway" course requirements and GPA minimums, see the list here:
housing (dormitory) opportunities for transfer students are very
limited - you may
apply, but also investigate the resources of the
Off Campus Housing Office
You cannot apply for on-campus housing until you have been admitted
and paid the Admissions Deposit fee to UM.
Full List of UMCP Majors:
| Towson University
Towson Transfer Deadline
January 15, 2014: If you missed this deadline, CALL the Towson Admissions Office to ask whether you may still submit a Transfer Application. As of this week (Feb. 10, 2014), they are still accepting applications on a space-available basis. Towson
recommends using the Towson Transfer Application Form over the Common Application Form for Fall 2014 applications.
Business majors must have a
separate GPA of 2.7 for all Core Business courses - see details here.
www.towson.edu/cbe/management/programs/apply.asp The Business major is called Management at TU and requires both MA160 Elementary Applied Calculus and BA210 or MA116 Statistics, as well as MG 201 Business Law.
Towson has 21 “Screened
Majors.” Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to "screened" majors. Some screened majors require prerequisite courses or a specific GPA, other programs require a portfolio review or audition for admission. See Screened Majors here:
Full List of Towson Majors:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC Transfer Application
Priority - March 15 - Decision letters are mailed beginning in late March.
Regular - May 31 - Decision letters are mailed beginning in early June.
UMBC uses the Online Common
Application for transfer students. "School Forms" are
OPTIONAL for transfer students – they do NOT have to submit Letters of Recommendation from faculty or other “School Forms”. See the fine print of Item 6!
Three Departments at UMBC
have Competitive Admissions Policies: Engineering, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts. See each policy below:
ENGINEERING: GATEWAY CRITERIA --EFFECTIVE FALL 2009: Applicants admitted Fall 2009 and later may designate engineering as their intended major. Each major has specific GATEWAY courses required and Repeat Policies. See policies here:
List of Engineering Majors @ UMBC:
VISUAL ARTS – Portfolio Requirements - students must submit portfolios by specific dates prior to admission.
Art History & Museum Studies;
PERFORMING ARTS – Audition Requirements for Dance, Music, and Theatre Majors
Guaranteed Admission Program - UMBC’s Transfer
Student Alliance (TSA) offers scholarships, guaranteed admission and housing for qualified students. This program is open only to new MC students who have completed 30 credits or LESS at MC. See the TSA Page for details:
- UMBC has a foreign language requirement for all majors. Check out the specific ways to meet this requirement
- Students who are in
Phi Theta Kappa
, the MC Honor Society, may qualify for
scholarships at UMBC.
- UMBC List of Majors:
University of Maryland, University College
Admission is granted on a rolling
basis - no specific deadlines. UMUC advisors will 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).
UMUC has generous transfer
scholarships, offered both in Fall and Spring, to community college students who have completed an associate's degree:
Curriculum Planning Worksheets
will help you develop a comprehensive four-year plan.
Guaranteed Admission Program Many Montgomery College degrees transfer to UMUC in their entirety through the Alliance Program. Find Alliance Worksheets at this
UMUC List of Majors:
| American University
Apply by March 1 to Transfer
in Fall 2014. Final deadline July 1 (March 1 is the deadline to be
considered for scholarships/financial aid.)
Minimum Admissions Requirements
Students who wish to be considered for transfer admission must be in good academic and social standing at all previously attended schools. Competitive transfer applicants have a GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 at their current institution. The following AU academic units have specific minimum GPA
Kogod School of Business: 2.5; School of Communication: 2.5; School of Education: 2.7; School of International Service: 3.0; School of Public Affairs: 2.5
List of Majors at American University:
| Howard University
Transfer in Fall 2014: Apply by Feb. 15th ;
call to see if Transfer Applications are accepted beyond this
Regional Representatives , Toll Free: 1-800-822-6363 ,Phone: (202) 806-2763 or (202) 806-2755
| YOUR School
|| If you didn't see your transfer school listed, search for the Transfer Admissions section of your school's page for application deadlines and instructions. |
Tips for Completing
1. Request your MC Transcript through MyMC. There is a $7 fee per MC transcript. MC sends transcripts to Maryland public/state schools electronically. Maryland schools prefer this way to receive your transcript - do NOT hand-carry a paper copy of your transcript to Maryland
state schools - this will slow down the application process. Transcripts should be sent BEFORE the Application Deadline and a second copy should be sent at the end of the Spring semester.
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, impress the school by completing it.
3. 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 a school 4 weeks after submitting the application, contact them to verify that it arrived.
4. 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
5. 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. 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 - 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.
Students: Common Application (CA4) Directions
What is the
Common Application (CA4)?
The Common Application (CA4) is an on-line college admission application that students may submit to over 500 member schools. Go to the website to see which institutions require the Common Application. The new on –line CA4 became active on August 1,
2013. (Please note that Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari is needed to properly download and submit the CA4). Transfer students must submit the CA4 application electronically. Transfer students will only be able to download and print the following two forms:
- “Transfer Registrar Report” – DO NOT FILL OUT AN E-MAIL ADDRESS; INSTEAD, PRINT OUT THE TRANSFER REGISTRAR REPORT and take the form to the Dean of Student Development’s office on your campus
- Germantown: Dean Karen Roseberry, SA 120
- Rockville: Associate Dean (Acting) Debra Bright, CC 016
- Takoma Park Silver Spring: Dean Clemmie Solomon/ Associate Dean Tonya Mason ST 231
Academic Evaluation Form” (for letters of recommendation). These two forms will be populated with the student’s name once they set-up their CA4 application profile. Students can also choose to have the Transfer Academic Evaluation Form sent electronically (by e-mail address) to
Instructors for the recommendation.
Transfer students need to fill out or provide information for the following Common Application forms:
- Main application (
www.commonapp.org) Follow all the directions through submission for the “Transfer Application Package”.
- Transfer Academic Evaluation Form: This is the Instructor Recommendation – you may designate an instructor by providing an e-mail address OR print the PDF of an evaluation form and give it to your evaluator, preferably with an addressed, stamped
envelope or electronically send it to an evaluator. You may want to share a resume with the evaluator writing the recommendation. Be sure to ask your instructor before sending their name in by e-mail!
- Transfer Registrar Report: This form must be downloaded (with the student information populated on it) and brought to the Dean of Student Development’s Office (see Item 1 above). This form “DOES NOT” go to the Registrar or the Admissions Office.
- Final Report: This is generally not necessary for a transfer student, as it refers to high school work. However, check the “Supplement Page” of the four year institution to ascertain if they want the student’s high school transcript and standardized test scores.
- Mid-term Report: Please check with your transfer institution to determine whether they would like to receive a mid-term grade report. If so, print the report of your mid-term grades in late March from MyMC.
- Essays: Some schools require additional essays, portfolios, and/or an interest statement. Check the “Supplement Page” of the CA4 for each college for additional information the student has to provide.