Maryland Community College Students
There are a number of programs that may help ease the transition for transfer students between a Maryland community college and the University of Maryland (UMD). On-site advising now available at AACC, CSM and MC!
Maryland Transfer Advantage Program
The Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) is designed for community college students who intend to complete a bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland. Students participate in the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program while completing a program at the community college. To be eligible for MTAP, students must have graduated from high school and be enrolled at one of the partner community colleges. For more information regarding partner schools, how to apply to the program and eligibility, please visit the MTAP homepage.
If you are attending a Maryland public community college, visit ARTSYS to identify courses at UMD that may transfer to your intended major from your current institution. Also consider using UMD's Transfer Course Database to ensure that your courses transfer.
Completing an Associate's Degree
It may be to your benefit to consider earning an associate's degree at a Maryland community college before transferring to UMD. In addition to being cost-effective, a completed associate's degree can often satisfy the lower level general education requirements at UMD. Review the General Education policy for further details.
Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship
Maryland community college students who have excelled at their community college may be eligible to apply for the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship, which can cover some or all of your tuition expenses for four consecutive semesters.