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Transfer to the University of Maryland

About University of Maryland (UMD)

Founded in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College, the University of Maryland (UMD) is the state’s flagship university and one of the original land-grant institutions in America.

The university is home to more than 40,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of fearless ideas. Located just outside Washington, DC, they discover and share new knowledge every day through their renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. With over 90 undergraduate majors across 12 colleges, prospective students have options.

As a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten Conference and the Coalition for College, UMD is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent public research universities in the United States. UMD students are fearless innovators, entrepreneurs, creators and doers.

General transfer information

The University of Maryland provides students with several opportunities to receive undergraduate credit for knowledge and achievements gained through prior learning/competency-based education.

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Advanced Level/Advanced Subsidiary Level (A-Level/AS-Level)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Basic Military Training (BMT)
  • Departmental Proficiency Exams (Credit-by-Exam)

Pre-Transfer Advisors assist students with academic planning, including course selection, estimating time to UMD graduation, and major and career exploration. Pre-Transfer Advising is available to prospective transfer students. Financial Aid and Transfer Merit Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Students intending to transfer should complete the admission application for University of Maryland College Park following the third semester of their Associate Degree program.

Transfer Partnership

Transfer Alliance

This articulation agreement demonstrates how you can seamlessly transfer from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) into University of Maryland (UMD) with an associate degree to pursue a bachelor’s degree via the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP).

UMD transfer partnership benefits and application deadlines.
CCBC degree UMD benefits Application deadlines
Any associate degree

Take UMD courses at a 25% reduced tuition rate during the summer and winter sessions while enrolled at CCBC.Have access to transfer advising resources, the university library system, athletic events, Shuttle-UM buses and the Eppley Recreation Center.

Guaranteed admission to UMD upon successful completion of program.

June 1
Nov 15
To become a member of MTAP, you must submit UMD's online application. Students may apply from the time they are admitted to CCBC until the MTAP deadline prior to their last semester. Once your application is submitted, CCBC will be informed and will submit your academic transcript or enrollment verification form. After these items are received, your MTAP application will be complete and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will review your application.

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