Fall 2022 Transfer Policy Changes

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Fall 2022 Transfer Policy Changes

During the 2021 Maryland Legislative Cycle, the Transfer with Success Act was signed into law by Governor Hogan. 

As part of these legislative changes, the College of Southern Maryland has made updates to our transfer credit policy, effective August 1, 2022.

To view the list of Maryland Public Colleges & Universities, please visit this webpage

Students Transferring from Maryland Public Colleges & Universities

Steps for Transcript Evaluation

 

1. Request an Official Transcript Evaluation

In order to request a transcript evaluation, two steps must be completed.

First, students must submit an official transcript to the College of Southern Maryland. 

Submit your official transcripts or test scores to an academic advisor or have your transcripts sent using a method listed below. Please note: All physical transcripts must be sealed by the issuing institution. Any opened envelopes will not be accepted by CSM. 

Second, students must complete the form below.

Transcript Evaluation Request Form

2. Evaluation

Once the official transcript and the Transcript Evaluation Request form has been received, the evaluation process will begin. This process can take up to 20 business days. 

Please note that the College of Southern Maryland will only transfer in courses that apply to the requirements of your Program of Study. When submitting the Transcript Evaluation Request form, it is important that the student indicates the correct Program of Study. 

3. Meet with an Advisor

The evaluation process can take up to 20 business days. While you wait, please schedule to meet with an academic advisor. Each CSM Advising Office maintains its own appointment and student walk-in schedule. Click here to contact the campus most convenient to you.

 

4. Report

Once your transcript evaluation is complete, you will receive confirmation via e-mail and instructions on how to log in to your my.CSMD account and track your progress.

The Transfer Summary will show you whether or not your courses have transferred in. If the course was denied in transfer, you will see a "grade." This "grade" will tell you the reason the course did not transfer in. Beginning August 1, 2022 students transferring in from a Maryland Public Institution will be able to view what college credit was not applied and the reasoning by using the following key:

TD0 - Program Requirement Already Fulfilled

TD1 - Not Applicable to Program

TD2 - Unique Discipline or Course

TD3 - Does Not Meet Objectives/hrs

TD4 - Developmental Course

TD5 - Graduate Level Course

TD6 - Institution Not Accredited

TD7 - Unsatisfactory Grade

TD8 - Course in Progress

TD9 - Received Credit at Another Institution

TDP – Transcript Evaluation Pending

TDN - Request to Not Evaluate

TDT - Credit Through Testing

As well, you may see a course where instead of listing a number, it says "GENR." This means that while the course is not equivalent to a course offered at the College of Southern Maryland, it is considered a general education course and it can be used to fulfill a corresponding open general education requirement. 

Transfer of credits will be considered on the basis of applicability to the student's chosen program of study at the College of Southern Maryland. This is done to ensure maximum financial aid eligibility for the student.

There may be exceptional instances in which students are excused from taking a required course in their program of study. A course substitution is initiated by an advisor and approved by the Division of Academic Affairs. Please schedule to meet with an advisor to initiate this process.

 

Students Transferring from Maryland Private Colleges & Universities and Out-of-State Institutions

Steps for Transcript Evaluation

 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Providing your Social Security Number is optional at the time of applying to the college but will be required to complete the registration process and to apply for financial assistance. You may be asked to provide proof of residency in person at a campus location.

Submit your official transcripts or test scores to an academic advisor or have your transcripts sent using a method listed below. Please note: All physical transcripts must be sealed by the issuing institution. Any opened envelopes will not be accepted by CSM. 

SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST

The evaluation process can take up 4-6 weeks. While you wait, please schedule to meet with an academic advisor. Each CSM Advising Office maintains its own appointment and student walk-in schedule. Click here to contact the campus most convenient to you.

Once your transcript evaluation is complete, you will receive confirmation via e-mail and instructions on how to log in to your my.CSMD account and track your progress.

There may be exceptional instances in which students are excused from taking a required course in their program of study. A course substitution is initiated by an advisor and approved by the Division of Academic Affairs. Please schedule to meet with an advisor to initiate this process.

If you would like to appeal a decision regarding the transfer of credits, please click here and follow the transfer appeal procedure. 

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