Transfer Credit Policies
“In Maryland, a student may be able to progress from one segment of the public higher education system to another without loss of time or duplication of courses. To help accomplish this, Maryland’s public colleges and universities follow certain statewide policies.”
For detailed information please review the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Transfer Policies and Student Guide to Transfer among Maryland Colleges and Universities.
Specific to UMBC, the Policy on the Awarding of Undergraduate Transfer Credit articulates the standards for the assessment and awarding of undergraduate transfer credit including academic credit for coursework earned at other institutions, competency-based education, and military training, experience, education and coursework.
For information regarding the transfer of graduate credits, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.
Course Articulation Database
The Transfer Evaluation System (TES) is an interactive tool that will allow you to compare course descriptions and view classes that have been previously evaluated by our academic departments. Courses not found in TES may still be acceptable for transfer; however, those courses will be assessed upon submission of a Course Description Review Request. Additional schools and courses will be added to the UMBC Transfer Evaluation System as they become available. Students must be admitted to UMBC before submitting a request.
Students who are considering studying abroad should not complete the Verification of Transferability form. Instead, Study Abroad students will be provided with the appropriate transfer review forms when they obtain a pre-departure packet from the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education Services.