Pre-Transfer Programs

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.

The STEP program is designed to give College of Southern Maryland students an edge on completing their bachelor’s degree at St. Mary’s College while saving both time and money. 


  • STEP students may take classes at SMCM with a 50% discount of billable SMCM tuition and any mandatory fees. Students can take 1 course a semester, for a total of 4 courses at SMCM.
  • SMCM will send copies of SMCM transcripts free of charge for STEP students to CSM at the end of the fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. 
  • STEP participants will be able to utilize campus tutoring services specifically related to their SMCM courses.
  • STEP participants will receive a SMCM ID card and will have access to SMCM library, recreation facilities, and can attend campus student events while enrolled in SMCM courses.
  • STEP participants will also be permitted to obtain a per semester parking decal at non charge. 
  • Application fee is free. 


  • Complete the STEP Interest Form
  • Possess a 2.75 cumulative college GPA an have completed a minimum of 15 college credits prior to enrolling in your first STEP semester. These 15 credits may come from multiple institutions.
  • Provide your most recent academic transcript (including any in-progress coursework) for review prior to the semester you are planning to participate.
  • When you wish to transfer to SMCM you complete the Intent to Enroll Form by the application deadline date for the entry term of interest and shall meet the minimum SMCM admission requirements. The application fee is free to you.

To apply, please visit the STEP webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact Deena Kelly at or Jacqui Rogers at

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Temple recognizes that students access their undergraduate education through different pathways. Temple’s Dual (or Guaranteed) Admissions program is our partnership with participating two-year institutions through which you can enroll at Temple.


  • Guarantees admission to most majors at Temple. 
  • Academic scholarships based on full-time enrollment at Temple (enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester): Students with a 3.30-3.64 final CSM GPA will receive $1000 per year (up to $3000 total). Students with a 3.65-4.0 final CSM GPA will receive $2000 per year (up to $6000 total). Students must select a specific School or College major (not Undeclared). Admission into some competitive Temple undergraduate majors (e.g., art, architecture, music, dance, nursing, and health information management) is not guaranteed and depends on specific School/College requirements that are not affected by this agreement. 
  • Academic scholarships based on part time enrollment (enrolled in 6-11 credits per semester): Students with a 3.30-3.64 final CSM GPA will receive $500 per year (up to $1500 total). Students with a 3.65-4.0 final CSM GPA will receive $1000 per year (up to $3000 total).
  • All scholarships may be renewed each year for up to three years, contingent upon the students maintaining a 3.0 cumulative Temple GPA and continuous enrollment. This scholarship is separate from the New Student Transfer scholarship that may be awarded to qualified transfer students. Qualified transfer students may be eligible for both scholarships. 


For questions about the program, please contact Jacqui Rogers at

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A 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 webpage

For questions about the program, please contact Elio Cruz at or Jacqui Rogers at

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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 webpage

For questions about the program, please contact UMBC at or Jacqui Rogers at

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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

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