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Transfer Services

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd.  
P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646

Transfer Checklist

This guide will serve as a general guideline for students transferring to a four-year institution. If you plan to transfer prior without a degree, you should see an advisor to obtain additional assistance.

Prior to completing 30 transferable credits

CheckmarkMake a preliminary career choice.

 Checkmark Begin research to select major or career by visiting Career Services.

 CheckmarkComplete a variety of exploratory courses in your area(s) of interest.

CheckmarkConsult with an advisor before registering.

Checkmark Select a major program of study.

 CheckmarkSelect at least three universities to which you will apply.

 CheckmarkComplete any general education courses.

 CheckmarkAttend CSM‘s Transfer Fairs in the fall and spring semesters.

 CheckmarkContact perspective universities and obtain preview books, catalogs and admissions/financial aid applications.

CheckmarkObtain deadlines for submission of admission application and financial aid for each institution.

CheckmarkCommunicate with admissions representative to discuss transfer admission policies and transferring credits from CSM.

 CheckmarkAttend Transfer workshops.

 CheckmarkMeet with transfer coordinator or program advisor.

After completing 30 transferable credits

CheckmarkSubmit application for admissions and fee. Photocopy before sending. Request that official transcript from CSM and other schools attended to be sent to university.

CheckmarkSubmit financial aid forms. FAFSA’s deadline is usually March 1 for the following academic year. Photocopy before sending.

 CheckmarkSubmit housing application. Photocopy before sending.

 CheckmarkPetition to graduate from CSM and obtain your degree by filing a graduation application with the Advisement and Career Services, if applicable.

 CheckmarkSchedule on-campus visits with university representatives. Attend orientation/welcome/advising days at your transfer university.