University of Maryland College Park Transfer Agreement

Students can save up to


by completing their associate degree at College of Southern Maryland and then finishing up at University of Maryland, College Park (based on average costs 2020-21).

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.

The College of Southern Maryland has partnered with University of Maryland, College Park's Clark School of Engineering to offer the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in St. Mary's County at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, called the Southern Maryland Engineering Partnership.

  • For admission into the Clark School of Engineering, the student must:
    • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all college level coursework taken at the University of Maryland and all other institutions is required for internal and external students
    • Have taken the following gateway courses:
      • Completion of the Fundamental Studies English requirement (ENG 1010)
      • Completion of MTH 1210 with minimum grade of 3.0 or better
      • Completion of PHY 1210 (lecture and lab) with a minimum grade of 3.0 or better
      • Completion of CHE 1350 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or better
      • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all college level coursework
      • Completion of at least one Distributive Studies course from the humanities or social sciences
  • Grade and Retake Policy:  Only one gateway or performance review course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. When more than one course can satisfy a gateway requirement, taking a second course from the list will count as a repeat. (Please note that a grade of “W” is considered an attempt and must be repeated).

If you are interested in the Southern Maryland Engineering Partnership, please complete this interest form

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. 

  • Students apply for MTAP as a new student entering CSM or as a student currently enrolled at CSM. Upon acceptance, students take classes at CSM in preparation for transfer to UMCP. Also, MTAP students may take classes at UMCP with a 25% course-tuition scholarship. 
  • For more information regarding the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program, please contact Jacqui Rogers, Coordinator of Transfer and Articulation, at 301-934-7571 or
  • For more information about transferring to University of Maryland, College Park and course selection, please contact an Academic Advisor on any of 3 campuses or email 

To participate in the UMD Air Force ROTC Crosstown Agreement, CSM students must do the following: 

  • Complete the UMD ROTC Registration Form.
  • Contact Jacqui Rogers, CSM Coordinator of Transfer and Articulation, at prior to each semester to have the Permission to Enroll in Another Institution form completed. 
  • Be available to attend training at the UMD campus every Thursday morning. Each day will typically end at around 1pm. It is recommended that students do not register for classes on Thursdays, except evening courses. 
  • For more information, please contact 

Limited Enrollment Programs:

Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP) have specific gateway requirements for admission and determine their enrollments on a space-available basis. As such, these programs have more competitive admission criteria beyond the university's general requirements. These majors include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Policy: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • Government and Politics
  • Journalism
  • Psychology

View our Air Force ROTC Crosstown Agreement

View our Clark School of Engineering Articulation Agreement

View our Maryland Transfer Advantage Program

View the Air Force ROTC Detachment 330 Brochure

View the Air Force ROTC Fall 2020 Application Guidance