Course Description Review
Purpose: To have transfer coursework reevaluated for general education (GEP) credit or for equivalency for major, minor, or certificate requirements.
Procedure: Complete the electronic Course Description Review form and attach a syllabus or outline (PDF only).
Processing Time: 3-4 weeks depending on academic department’s turn-around time. Student is emailed directly once the coursework is reviewed.
Verification of Transferability
Purpose: To check the transferability of non-UMBC courses prior to enrolling at another institution to be taken by a UMBC student.
Procedure: All current UMBC students are required to obtain permission from the Registrar’s Office to take courses away from UMBC. Failure to obtain permission prior to enrolling in courses off-campus may result in the course not being accepted for transfer by UMBC and/or applied to degree requirements.
Complete the electronic Verification of Transferability (VOT) form and include all necessary information. Only courses required for the major or minor require departmental approval. Student must seek advisor’s permission and obtain advisor’s signature on the form. Signed forms will be emailed back to the student.
The form must be submitted at least 3 weeks before the course begins. Note: Montgomery College and University of Maryland University College require an approved VOT prior to registration.
Processing Time: 1-2 weeks.