Welcome Transfer Students

When you transfer to UMBC, you’ll work with professors recognized nationally for their commitment to undergraduate teaching…and you’ll be a part of a community that provides the support and resources to help you be your best self.

Transfer to UMBC

As a UMBC student, you’ll build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Plan Your Transfer

Explore how your credits will transfer, learn how to finance your education, and discover resources and services to support you.

Evaluate Your Credits

We’ve created Transfer Central to help you plan your transfer journey. It’s a tool to help you explore how your credits will transfer and the progress you’ve already made toward your degree.

Honors College and Scholars Programs

Competitive programs with financial awards and opportunities for advanced research, unique seminars, directed internships, study abroad, and more.

Majors & Programs

We offer 100+ areas of study, from the arts and humanities to STEM majors—and often crossing disciplines in creative ways.

Transfer Student Alliance (TSA)

Earning your associate degree at a Maryland community college? Join TSA and enjoy these benefits: application fee waiver, tuition discounts, TSA merit scholarship, and more.

International Transfer Students

Will you need a non-immigrant visa to study and live in the United States? Learn more about what it means to be an international student at UMBC!

Funding Your Education

Cost is a huge factor in college decisions, so we focus on making sure that we’re giving you plenty of bang for your buck.

Application Deadlines


Fall Enrollment Application Deadlines

Priority Admission to UMBC Honors College Priority Admission
Regular Admission to UMBC Honors College Regular Admission

Spring Enrollment Application Deadlines

Priority Admission to UMBC Honors College Priority Admission
Regular Admission to UMBC Honors College Regular Admission
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Serving our Transfer Students

We’ll help you start off on the right foot with unique orientation programs and specialized seminars–and then help you stay connected and supported throughout your time at UMBC.

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UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove

Do you live in the Washington, D.C., metro area? Consider UMBC at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD, where you’ll have access to UMBC’s best faculty, dynamic learning environment, and individualized advising without commuting to Baltimore. 


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