Transfer after One Year at MC
Students with this aim need to earn 30 credits, or roughly two-to-three semesters worth of credit course work. Most schools want to see completion of 12 credits (four courses) and an overall grade point average of a 3.0 or higher by the end of the Fall to be considered a true “transfer” student.
- WHEN TO APPLY: If you were admissible as a high school senior (that is, if your grade point average [GPA] and SAT scores met the school's freshman admission requirements), you can apply from July on for transfer admission the following Fall. Watch each school's Transfer Admissions webpage to find out when the transfer application becomes available. Most schools want to see your first semester's grades at Montgomery College (grades from Fall). Many schools require that you earn at least 12 transferable credits to be considered as a transfer student. If you were NOT admissible based on your high school record, then you'll still need to submit your high school record and SAT's, but your grades from Fall at M.C. will be THE most important factor. Many schools will ask that you send a second copy of your transcript at the end of your Spring MC semester before they can make a final decision to admit you.
Transfer after Two Years at MC
Students may wish to complete 56 credits or an Associate’s degree (60 credits). The majority of transfer scholarships are granted to students who have completed an associate's degree. See any counselor or departmental advisor for assistance in choosing courses and planning for transfer. Consider General Studies as the most flexible transfer degree; or, if you have a specific major in mind, such as Engineering or Business, discuss your degree options with a departmental advisor.
- WHEN TO APPLY: If you have between 24 - 30 credits on showing as completed on your transcript, and your GPA meets the transfer requirement (for UMCP, a 3.0 is preferred, for many other MD schools, a 2.5 or higher; out-of-state schools, check each website for a suggested GPA), you can apply any time from December through March for transfer admission for in the Fall.
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