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  • For the State-Wide Computer Engineering Transfer Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Graduate from CSM with an Associate of Science in Engineering, Computer Engineering. 
    • Meet the following Gateway Requirements:
      • A grade of “B” or better in ASE courses encompassing the outcomes achieved by UMBC students in CMPE212 Digital Design, CMSC201, MATH151, and PHYS121
      • A grade of “C” or better in ASE courses encompassing the outcomes achieved by UMBC students in ENES101
  • For the Transfer Student Alliance, CSM students must:
    • Earned 12 to 35 college credits.
    • Maintained 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 qualification.
    • Enrollment at UMBC within one year of completion of the associate degree.
    • Not matriculated at any other institution of higher education after program acceptance.
    • Application for the Transfer Student Alliance can be found here
  • For the Honors Articulation AgreementCSM students must:
    • Applied to UMBC by the published priority deadline
    • Admitted to UMBC as a degree seeking student
    • Applied to the Honors College by the published deadline
    • The CSM Honors Curriculum Director will provide confirmation that students have met all requirements of CSM’s Honors Curriculum prior to matriculation to UMBC. In the case of CSM, this means that students complete the requirements for the Honors Curriculum LOR
    • Has earned at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA at the time of application to the Honors College at UMBC (Students may be eligible for admission to the Honors College with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, but only guaranteed admission to the Honors College with a 3.7 cumulative GPA or higher
  • For the State-Wide Computer Engineering Transfer Agreement:
    • Degree will transfer as a "block" to fulfill the first two years of a student's academic program. 
    • Upon successful transfer to UMBC the student will complete the remaining 300 and 400 level courses, including any prerequisite classes that may be missing from their ASE program. 
  • For the Transfer Student Alliance:
    • Access to UMBC facilities and campus services including libraries and computer laboratories.
    • Student activities including cultural and recreational opportunities (fee-based events will be at the expense of the student)
    • Concurrently enrollment at CSM and UMBC at a 25% tuition discount for one UMBC course per term (not to exceed a total of three discounted courses).
    • Upon successful completion of the Requirements detailed above, students will be eligible for the following:
      • 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)
  • For the Honors Articulation Agreement:
    • Guaranteed admission to the Honors College if students meet the requirements stated above.
  • For the Master Articulation Agreement:
    • Students transferring from CSM to UMBC who meet the transfer admissions priority deadline as well as academic requirements applicable to all students, may be eligible for the following schoalrships offered by UMBC:
      • The Academic Achievement Award for Transfers  (AAAT) - awarded to community college transfers on the basis of academic accomplishment. Awards of up to $2,500 per year for two academic years may be used for full- or part-time study. Students must have
        completed 35 or more college level credits at the time of application to be eligible for consideration.
      • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship - awarded to community college transfers on the basis of academic accomplishment. Awards of up to $2,500 per year for two academic years may be used for full- or part-time study. Students must submit proof of PTK membership to be eligible for consideration.
      • Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) Award - awarded to Maryland community college transfers who will complete the associate’s degree prior to transfer and who meet all other TSA program requirements. Awards of $1,500 per year for two academic years may be used for full- or part-time study.

view the state-wide computer engineering transfer agreement information

View our Honors Articulation Agreement

View our Master Articulation Agreement

View our Transfer Student Alliance MOU

IMPORTANT NOTE TO HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS

UMBC awards credit to students who have completed the Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and who score well on those respective tests. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog to find a guide on how credit is awarded based on exam scores.

If you have taken college courses at an accredited institution (such as CSM) while in high school you may receive credit toward your UMBC degree but should still apply as a first-year student.

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