Transfer Coordinators

Community College Transfer Coordinators and Faculty

Each year UMBC welcomes more than 1,200 transfer students to campus, the majority of them from two-year colleges in Maryland. We offer 100+ majors, minors, and certificate programs from the arts and engineering to pre-professional studies and social sciences. Plus, you can make your own path by blending disciplines in creative ways. Explore our majors and programs here: Majors and Programs

UMBC recognizes that the needs of transferring students are different from those of first-year applicants. We hope the information gathered on this page helps answer your questions.

Help your students Prepare to Transfer.

Transfer Credit Evaluation and more with Transfer Central

We know the three biggest questions transfer students ask are:

  1. How will my credits transfer?
  2. How long will it take to graduate?
  3. How much will it cost?

That’s why we’ve created Transfer Central. Rather than simply giving you a list of the courses that typically transfer to UMBC, we’ve gone a step further. This interactive tool will give you real-time credit estimates, best-fit major recommendations, and access to important dates, milestones, and transfer resources that you’ll need along the way.

Shady Grove Center

UMBC offers eligible transfer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in computer sciencehistorymechanical engineering, political sciencepsychologysocial work, or translational life science technology at Shady Grove. Students spend the first two years at a community college and the final two years at the Shady Grove Center. For more information on applying to the UMBC-Shady Grove program, visit


Recruitment, Admissions, and Partnerships
Nathan Fanning
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-3818

Transfer Credit and Course Articulation Information
Ciera Clay-Valian
Registrar’s Office
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-2630

Pre-Transfer Advising Coordinator
Desiree Sterling
Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-5687

Shady Grove Program Recruitment
Abby Granger
The Universities at Shady Grove
9636 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-665-6459