Pre-Transfer Programs


Transferring Out:

Transferring In:

Administration (AD) Building, Room 101

Building C, Room 105

John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 101

The College of Southern Maryland has partnered with multiple institutions to allow our students the opportunity to participate in specialized pre-transfer programs. These are programs designed to provide our students access to opportunities and benefits while they are still at CSM. Students can apply for these programs for free while enrolled at CSM. Students do not commit to these institutions by participating in these programs, so if a student changes their mind there are no repercussions. 

University of Maryland, College Park: Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP)

The Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) is designed to ensure that CSM students are well prepared for seamless transfer to University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and that they are well prepared for success when they get there. MTAP helps students that want to begin and complete their college education in the State of Maryland.


  • MTAP students may take classes at UMCP with a 25% course-tuition scholarship during the Winter and Summer terms while enrolled at CSM.
  • Guaranteed UMD admission contingent on meeting the eligibility requirements.


  • Graduated high school prior to applying for the program. 
  • Apply one year prior to your desired transfer semester (for example, apply no later than Fall 2020 if you intend to transfer for the Fall 2021 semester).

In order to be guaranteed admission to UMD, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Associate degree with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA from all previously attended institutions OR
  • Completion of 30 credits of coursework with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, including at least 5 general education courses, coursework that fulfills the UMD Academic Writing (English Composition) requirement, and a college level mathematics course

Ineligible applicants:

  • Spring admitted freshman
  • Students who are re-enrolling at the University of Maryland
  • Students currently enrolled at a four-year institution
  • Students who have been academically dismissed from the University of Maryland
  • Students who apply for MTAP and admission to the university at the same time
  • High School students who are dually enrolled at a community college
To apply, please visit the MTAP webpage.If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Duvall at or Jacqui Rogers at View the Agreement

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Transfer Student Alliance (TSA)

The Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) offers eligible College of Southern Maryland students who intend to earn a bachelor's degree at UMBC upon completion of their associate degree at CSM the opportunity to benefit from joint programmatic efforts, shared resources and other privileges while still enrolled at CSM. Upon successful completion of the program and initiation of transfer to UMBC, eligible students will be guaranteed admission, scholarship, and housing. 


  • Guaranteed transfer admission to UMBC. Please note that selected programs may have additional requirements for students to pursue the intended course of study. Students must meet all other eligibility requirements for admission to UMBC.
  • Priority advising and registration on designated New Student Orientation day.
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing in upper class student housing community upon initial matriculation.
  • $1,500 merit scholarship for each of two years of full-time study. This award can be accepted with other UMBC merit award offers. View our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)


  • Earned 12 to 35 college credits.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Submit the Transfer Student Alliance Application.
  • Completion of an associate degree with a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA within four years of initial Transfer Student Alliance program qualifications.
  • Enrollment at UMBC within one year of completion of associate degree.
  • Not matriculated at any other institution of higher education after program acceptance.
To apply, please visit the Transfer Student Alliance webpageFor questions about the program, please contact UMBC at or Jacqui Rogers at jgrogers@csmd.eduView the Agreement

University of Baltimore: BeeLine Program

new BeeLine program allows eligible community college students to apply for and be admitted to the University of Baltimore while still enrolled at a Maryland community college, which give you the opportunity to take advantage of unique transfer student benefits and services.


  • pre-admission transcript evaluation(s)
  • a dedicated BeeLine admission counselor
  • pre-transfer advising (with a UB academic adviser once per semester)
  • invitations to financial literacy workshops
  • UB’s recreation facilities (limited hours of access)
  • events hosted by UB's Center for Student Involvement, Office of Admission and more
  • The Bob Parsons Veteran Center
  • the Robert L. Bogomolny Library, inter-institutional book loans, and select online research databases
  • the UB housing website and housing fair (as offered)
  • UB parking, at the student rate, as available
  • student BeeCard benefits and discounts at the Hive campus store and select local businesses
  • recognition at commencement as a BeeLine student.


Students interested in the BeeLine program will apply for admission to the University of Baltimore during their time at the community college. Their admission to UB will be provisional, if eligible, until they indicate they are ready to transfer to UB. At that time, a formal admission decision will be made. To be eligible for the BeeLine program, students must:

  • be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a participating community college
  • maintain enrollment at the community college, with no break longer than two consecutive semesters (not including winter or summer)
  • complete the online application for UB's BeeLine program.
  • be admitted to UB, as per stated UB admission requirements
  • meet additional criteria as determined by their community college.

To complete the BeeLine program, students must:

  • be awarded an associate degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.T., A.A.S., A.S.E.) from a partnering community college
  • meet admission requirements and be eligible for admission to the University of Baltimore
  • submit all required admission documentation to UB
  • complete the FAFSA, if able to do so.
To apply, please visit the BeeLine webpageFor questions about the program, please contact Elio Cruz at or Jacqui Rogers at jgrogers@csmd.eduView the Agreement