Explore UMBC Before TransferFest

We want you to spend most of your time at TransferFest connecting with the people of UMBC. That way, you’ll get to know the people who will have an impact on your success as a Retriever. This set of videos will allow you to get a better understanding of our services and offerings so you can bring questions and have meaningful conversations with our UMBC community on Tuesday, April 20.


Academic Overviews

Join our Deans, Chairs, and Program Directors to learn more about our three academic colleges and select academic programs for transfer students. Interested in our Pre-Professional programs including Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Nursing, and Allied Health? View our College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences session to learn more about these programs.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Learn about the majors and other academic opportunities within our College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Learn about the majors and other academic opportunities within our College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

Social Work

Learn about academic opportunities within Social Work at UMBC from Associate Dean, Dr. Shelly Wiechelt and Program Director, Katie Morris.

Pursuing a Career in Teaching at UMBC

Learn about academic opportunities within Education at UMBC from Director of Student Services, Dr. Vickie Williams.

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Learn about the majors and other academic opportunities within our College of Engineering and Information Technology.

Academic Exploration for Undecided Students

Still not sure what you want to study? Check out this recording to learn about advising and opportunities for undecided students.

The Erickson School: Management of Aging Services

Learn about academic opportunities within The Erickson School at UMBC from Director of Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Louise Murray.

Resources for Transfer Students

Learn about multiple resources and departments committed to helping you achieve success at UMBC and beyond.

Research and Premiere Academic Opportunities

Watch for an in-depth look at the many opportunities that exist for transfer students to pursue undergraduate research. You’ll also learn about our Honors College and Premier Scholars Programs and how these communities can expand your learning.

Putting Your Passions to Work

Learn about the Career Center, The Shriver Center, and Education Abroad and see how your UMBC experience can lead to exciting opportunities beyond the classroom. You’ll hear about internships and career opportunities, service learning, and our study abroad programs.

Tips to Transfer to UMBC

Learn about resources aimed to help you plan your transfer to UMBC.

Transfer Admissions Overview

Learn the ins and outs of applying as a transfer student to UMBC. From submitting transcripts and optional letters of recommendation to deadlines and next steps, we’ll cover it all. Not ready to apply? We’ll also share resources to get you on the right path to Retriever Nation.

Transfer Central Overview

Wondering how your credits will transfer toward your intended major to UMBC? This session walks you through Transfer Central, UMBC’s online tool that helps you plan your transfer journey.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Overview

Join staff members from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for an overview of how to apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships at UMBC.

Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) Information Session

Learn more about this transfer program that UMBC developed in partnership with Maryland community colleges. From membership eligibility to pre- and post-transfer benefits, come discover how TSA membership helps students before and after transfer.
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