University of Maryland College Park Transfer Agreement

  • Priority Deadlines for Transfer Students:
    Fall Enrollment: March 1st
    Spring Enrollment: August 1st
  • Physical Address:
    7999 Regents Dr., College Park, Maryland 20742
  • Phone:
    (301) 405-1000
  • Main Website
  • Admissions Website
  • Limited Enrollment Programs Website
  • Transfer Website
  • For questions regarding transferring to UMD, please contact
  • For questions regarding transferring to UMD for Engineering, please contact Byron Brezina at or Jehnell Linkins at 
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.

Articulated Program Requirements:

  • 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).

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, please contact an Academic Advisor on any of 3 campuses or email 

For more information on our Southern Maryland Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Partnership through the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Naval Air Warfare Center Center Aircraft Division, please click here

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 Maryland Transfer Advantage Program

View our Clark School of Engineering Articulation Agreement