is considered a transfer student?
2. What are the minimum credits for transfer?
3. Can I transfer if I haven’t completed 30
4. What is the minimum GPA for admission?
1. Who is considered a transfer student?
Applicants for admission are considered transfer students if they
have completed at least 12 credit hours at a two or four year
college (most commonly for UM, applicants are from a Maryland
community college.) Most transfer students have not yet completed
a Bachelors degree, although some students do return for an additional
degree. Visiting students (students from other institutions taking
courses at UM with no intention of receiving a degree) and other
non-degree seeking students are often considered in the transfer
What are the minimum credits for transfer?
Anyone with at least 12 credits of transferable coursework subsequent
to high school graduation is considered a transfer applicant.
Anyone with fewer credits is considered a freshman applicant.
Can I transfer if I haven’t completed 30 hours?
Yes. A student with less than 30 credits hours can apply for admission
by submitting both college transcripts and high school information
(transcripts and SAT or ACT scores). All information is evaluated
for the admission decision.
What is the minimum GPA for admission?
There is no minimum GPA for admission. However, a successful transfer
applicant typically meets the following standards:
• 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours (one full year of
• Above average grades from all schools previously attended.
For admission purposes, a cumulative GPA will be calculated that
combines grades for all completed college-level courses.
• Good academic, judicial and financial standing at all
previously attended schools.
• Completion of an English composition class that transfers
as UM’s ENGL 101 and a college-level math course such as
College Algebra, Probability, Statistics or Pre-Calculus.