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Transferring Out:
advisor@csmd.edu

Transferring In:
transeval@csmd.edu

Administration (AD) Building, Room 101
301-934-7574

Building C, Room 105
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John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 101
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Earn scholarships to top colleges and universities by transferring out of CSM. Below is a list of transfer scholarships, contact transfer@csmd.edu with any questions.

Institution Name

Scholarship Information

Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market allows students to pay in-state tuition rates for out-of-state institutions if their desired program is not offered within their state. For example, we do not have any Marine Biology programs within the State of Maryland, so a student could use the Academic Common Market to attend Coastal Carolina University at an in-state tuition rate. 

American Public University

Through our Articulation Agreement, the student does not have to pay an application fee or technology fee. 

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College offers these out-of-state scholarships (each of which are renewable):

  • If the student possesses a 2.20-2.49 cumulative GPA, they are guaranteed $14,500/year.
  • If the student possesses a 2.50-2.99 cumulative GPA, they are guaranteed $17,000/year.
  • If the student possesses a 3.0-3.34 cumulative GPA, they are guaranteed $19,000/year.
  • If the student possesses a 3.35-3.69 cumulative GPA, they are guaranteed $21,000/year.
  • If the student possesses a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher, they are guaranteed $23,000/year.
  • If a student is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, they qualify for $3,000/year that can be used in conjunction with the other transfer scholarships.

Capella University

Through our Articulation Agreement, eligible CSM faculty, staff, and graduates will receive a 10% tuition discount on all Capella University courses, excluding residential colloquia and fees.

Coastal Carolina University

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship offers a 10% reduction of full-time tuition. This award is extended annually to no more than thirty eligible transfer students. 

Delaware State University

Through our Articulation Agreement, CSM graduates who qualify for Guaranteed Admission will receive an extra $500 scholarship for the first semester and for each additional semester if they maintain a 2.75 GPA. 

DeSales University

Through the ACCESS Program, students are eligible to receive a discount, making their tuition $180.00/credit for their online programs if the student has a 2.75 or higher GPA, complete an Associate’s degree, and transfers to DeSales within 6 months of completing their Associate’s degree. Their online programs include: 

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theology

Frostburg State University

  • Through our Articulation Agreement, students who are participating in the Associate to Bachelor’s for Nursing program will have their application fee waived. 

For all transfer students, they can only receive one of the scholarships listed below. Admission applications are automatically screened by the Admissions Office to select recipients of these awards:

  • If a student has earned an Associate’s degree (A.A., A.S., A.S.E., A.A.T) and possesses a minimum 3.0 GPA, they are eligible for the Associate Degree Scholarships. This scholarship is for $2,500/year and is renewable for up to 4 semesters.
  • If a student has earned at least 12 credits and possess a minimum 3.25 GPA, they are eligible for the Old Main Scholarship. This scholarship is for $1,000/year and is renewable for up to 6 semesters depending on number of credits student is transferring.

George Washington University

Through our Articulation Agreements, students who are applying for the GWU College of Professional Studies or the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will have their application fee waived if they graduate from CSM and apply within one year of their graduation from CSM.

Goucher College

Through our Articulation Agreement, students enrolling in the Bachelor of Professional Studies program, they will pay $300 per credit, and $275 technology fee (only assessed in the fall and spring semesters).

Hood College

Hood College offers the following scholarships to Transfer Students:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, worth $2,000, which is awarded to full-time students who have indicated their induction cycle and institution of their Hood application. Please indicate on your application if you have been inducted into PTK.
  • Honors Scholarship, worth $2,000, which is awarded to students who have been admitted to the Hood College Honors Program. 

Transfer Students who apply to Hood College will be considered for the following special scholarships:

  • Founders’ Scholarship, covering one-half of tuition
  • Trailblazer Scholarship, covering one-third of tuition
  • Recognition Award, covering one-quarter of tuition
  • Opportunity Award, covering $5,000

Immaculata University

Immaculata University offers a Grant for Two-Year College or Community College Students. This scholarship is awarded to new traditional undergraduate transfer students for the 2018-2019 year who have received an associate degree from either a community college or a two-year institution. Students must have a GPA of 2.5.

Jack Kent Cook Foundation

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes: - Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school. -Ability to pursue any area of study. - Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid. - Multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience.

Loyola University Maryland

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students with strong academic records. Scholarships range from $5,000-$22,000 per year. These awards are renewable for up to 3 years of full-time undergraduate study. You will automatically be considered for merit scholarships with your application for transfer admission.

Mary Baldwin University

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Prospective and current MBU Online undergraduate students who have earned or will earn a transferable associate’s degree and are PTK members may apply for this $1,500 scholarship, awarded in the spring. 

Maryland Higher Education Commission

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution. You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must be currently enrolled at a community college in Maryland and have earned an associate’s degree by the end of the semester in which you plan to transfer. You must also be accepted for admission to a degree program at a public 4-year higher education institution or a private nonprofit 4-year institution of higher education in Maryland and intend to enroll in order to complete a bachelor’s program. You must have demonstrated financial need, defined as a federally calculated expected family contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less as reported on the student's FAFSA.

Mount St. Mary’s University

Transfer students are eligible for the following scholarships:

  • If the student possesses a 2.50 to 2.74 cumulative GPA, they are eligible for $9,000/year.
  • If the student possesses a 2.75 to 2.99 cumulative GPA, they are eligible for $13,000/year.
  • If the student possesses a 3.00 to 3.49 cumulative GPA, they are eligible for $15,000/year.
  • If the student possesses a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, they are eligible for $18,000/year.
  • Mount St. Mary’s University also offers a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship for $3,500/year.

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Transfer Women’s College Students with at least 30 credits and 3.2 GPA or higher are eligible for transfer scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. As well, for Transfer Women’s College Students who are current members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for $2,000 in transfer scholarships. 

Regents Scholarship

Regents Scholarship offers two types of scholarships for transfer students who are attending a University System of Maryland institution: full scholarships and partial scholarships. Applicants go live around the end of March/beginning of April. Students must apply through CSM. 

Salem University

Through our Articulation Agreement, CSM graduates enrolled in the undergraduate program full-time will pay $325/credit hour, which includes required course materials and fees, provided they complete all courses and graduation requirements in no more than 3 calendar years.

Salisbury University

Salisbury University offers merit scholarships that are automatically awarded based on the following criteria:

  • If a student possesses a 2.5 to 3.2 GPA, they will be awarded $500/semester for up to 6 semesters
  • If a student possesses a 3.2 to 3.5 GPA, they will be awarded $750/semester for up to 6 semesters
  • If a student possesses a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA, they will be awarded $1000/semester for up to 6 semesters

Shepherd University

Through our Articulation Agreements, CSM graduates who enroll through the Guaranteed Admission Agreement will receive a 25% discount off the out-of-state tuition rate if they meet all the program requirements.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Through our Articulation Agreement, CSM graduates who enroll through the Guaranteed Admission Agreement will receive an additional $500 scholarship. 

Stevenson University

Through our Articulation Agreement, CSM graduates who enroll in Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies Adult Undergraduate program will receive a 20% tuition discount. 

Strayer University

Through our Articulation Agreement, CSM graduates will have the application fee waived. 

Towson University

Students who transfer directly from a Maryland Community College are eligible for the Transfer Achievement Award. Students must submit their admission application and all supporting documents by December 1 and must be transferring directly from a Maryland Community College. Students are evaluated based on credits completed by December 1 (excluding fall courses in progress at the time of application). Budget is limited so minimum GPA/credits will be determined by the strength of the applicant pool.

Trinity Washington University

Through our Articulation Agreement, students who are participating in our Nursing Guaranteed Admission program will have the application fee waived if they apply online. 

University of Baltimore

Incoming transfer students will be automatically considered for merit scholarships based on your cumulative transfer GPA from all previously attended schools. Full-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater may receive up to $3,500 per academic year.

University of Mary Washington

Out-of-state transfer students are eligible for up to $8,000.00 in merit-based scholarships. 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

If CSM students participate in the Transfer Student Alliance (TSA), they will receive the following monetary benefits:

  • · $75 transfer application fee waiver
  • 25% tuition discount for one concurrent UMBC course per semester while enrolled at CSM
  • Guaranteed annual $1,500 merit scholarship for up to two years if they possess at least a 3.5 composite GPA when applying to UMBC (calculated based on coursework at all institutions attended)
  • UMBC also offers a Phi Theta Kappa Award for $2,500/year for up to two years. Consideration is based upon a numerical standard and competition of the applicant pool. Students must have completed at least 30 credits at the time of admission application submission. Proof of PTK membership must be included with admission application submission. Community college membership in PTK does not automatically guarantee receipt of this scholarship. 
  • UMBC also offers an Academic Achievement Award for Transfers for $2,500/year for up to two years. Consideration is based upon a numerical standard and competition of the applicant pool. Students must have completed 35 or more credits at the time of admission application submission.

University of Maryland, College Park

If CSM students participate in the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP), they will receive the following monetary benefits:

  • 25% tuition discount for one concurrent UMD course per summer and winter term while enrolled at CSM https://www.csmd.edu/student-services/advising/transfer-services/outgoing-transfer-students/maryland-transfer-advantage-program/

University of Maryland, College Park also offers various transfer merit scholarships. To be considered for these scholarships for the fall semester, students must complete their undergraduate admission application by the March 1 early action deadline. Students are only eligible to receive one merit scholarship. All merit scholarship decisions are based on academic and applicant information at the time of applying, not current or ongoing work:

  • The Frederick Douglass Scholarship (formerly known as the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship or TAES) is a prestigious University of Maryland scholarship for academically talented transfer students from a Maryland community college. This exceptional academic scholarship honors the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. This scholarship offers 30 full tuition and 15 half tuition scholarships.
  • The Maryland Transfer Scholarship provides partial-tuition awards ranging from $5,000 distributed equally over two semesters to $10,000 distributed equally over four consecutive semesters. Only in-state students transferring to the University of Maryland from a two-year or four-year institution are eligible. Students must apply for admission by the early action deadline and must submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline of January 1. Students are considered for this award on the basis of academic talent and demonstrated financial need. To maintain the scholarship, students must be enrolled full time beginning this fall academic semester and maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.20. Each fall, roughly 200 Maryland Transfer Scholarship recipients are welcomed to campus.

University of Maryland, Global Campus (formerly UMUC)

Through the Maryland Completion Scholarship, students who graduate from CSM will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree program for $12,000 or less. If selected to receive the Completion Scholarship, students will pay no more than $199/credit for 60 credits. If you need more than 60 credits at UMUC, you will be charged regular tuition and fees for those additional credits. You can receive Completion Scholarship funds during the summer, fall, and spring. terms.

University of Phoenix

Through our Articulation Agreement, CSM graduates who enroll at University of Phoenix will receive a 5% tuition reduction and a 100% Prior Learning Assessment reduction when entering into a Bachelor level program. 

Washington Adventist University

Transfer students are eligible for the following academic scholarships:

  • If the student possesses a 2.75 to 3.19 GPA, they are eligible for $1,500/year.
  • If the student possesses a 3.20 or higher GPA, they are eligible for $3,000/year. 

Webster University

Through our Articulation Agreement, CSM graduates who participate in our Guaranteed Admission Agreement will have their application fee waived. 

West Virginia University

WVU offers guaranteed scholarships for out-of-state transfer students:

  • WVU offers guaranteed scholarships for out-of-state transfer students:
  • If the student possesses a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA (based on all institutions they have previously attended), they are guaranteed $11,000/year for up to 8 semesters.
  • If the student possesses a 3.0-3.49 cumulative GPA (based on all institutions they have previously attended), they are guaranteed $8,000/year for up to 8 semesters. 
  • To qualify for scholarships, students must apply to WVU by July 1st. If students are going through the Academic Common Market, they are no longer eligible for the scholarship.
  • If a student is interested in applying, have them email Jeremy Long to receive an application waiver.