Course Selection and Transfer

Community College Course Selection Prior to UMD Admission

In order to choose what classes to take, students should have in mind one or two majors that they are planning to pursue at UMD. Community college students may use the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) option on ARTSYS to see what courses to take at the community college that will apply to a UMD degree. In addition, students may:

  • Review the list of majors offered at UMD. Some majors are considered
    Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP) because they have a set of requirements which must be completed before a student can apply to them.
  • Review the four-year plan for the intended major. This shows what courses students take each semester in order to graduate on time.
  • Review the general education requirements for all students. The
    General Education Transfer Policy states that UMD requires students to complete a minimum of 40 credits of general education. Students who have completed their associate's degree at a Maryland community college, will be considered to have completed their general education requirements with the exception of an upper-level writing course and any additional credits necessary to complete the minimum number of general education credits.

Will credits earned at other institutions transfer into UMD?

Transfer students may apply a maximum of 60 credits from a community or two-year college or 90 credits from a combination of two and four-year toward a degree at UMD. Transfer Credit Services is the official resource to use to determine how courses transfer to UMD, as well as how credit may be granted for scores on AP, IB and CLEP exams. This online transfer course database is available for anyone to view.

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