Plan Your Transfer

A world of opportunities is open to you, whether you study at our home campus in Baltimore or explore the options at UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD. Students who have completed college-level coursework at an institution of higher education after receiving a high school diploma or a GED may apply for transfer admission to UMBC.

Are you also an international student?

If you are an international student, your transfer application will involve some additional steps.

2021 Transfer Class Profile

  • Total Transfer Enrollment: 1,384
  • Average GPA: 3.20
  • Sex: 47.1% male; 52.9% female
  • Racial/Ethnic Diversity:
    • White: 37%
    • Asian American: 17%
    • African American: 21%
    • Hispanic: 15%
    • Other/unknown: 7%
    • International: 14%

How to Plan Your Transfer

While UMBC does not require specific courses to transfer, there are tasks you can complete and resources to tap prior to transferring which can shorten your path to graduation and save you money.

Find Out How Your Credits Will Transfer

We’ve created Transfer Central to help you plan your transfer journey, whether you’re transferring from a 2-year or 4-year college: It’s a tool to help you explore how your credits will transfer and the progress you’ve already made toward the degree (or degrees) you may be considering, learn more about how to finance your investment in a UMBC education, and discover the resources we have to support you.

Community College Partnerships

We welcome community college transfer students and have established strong collaborative relationships with many institutions to help streamline your transfer to UMBC, and we continue to develop partnerships with community colleges in Maryland and beyond.

Transfer Student Alliance 

If you are completing your associate degree at a Maryland Community College, you may be eligible to join our Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) and receive member benefits including a tuition discount for courses at UMBC prior to transferring, an application fee waiver when you apply to transfer, and a scholarship at UMBC.

Four-Year Academic Pathways

Explore four-year academic pathways and develop your individualized degree plan to follow, before and after your transfer.

Upcoming 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

Counselor Spotlight

We’re here to help, no matter where you are in your college search.

Our team of counselors can guide you through questions about what to study, what it’s like to be a Retriever, and even the basics of financing your education. Explore our list of counselors below and find the person who works with students from your area, whether that’s Prince George’s County, Maryland; Arizona; or across the globe.

Anna Conger

Transfer Coordinator