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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Transfer Credit

For current University of Maryland, College Park students

The Office of the Registrar posts all transfer credit that would be acceptable to any of the degree programs at the University of Maryland, College Park. The dean of the college in which the student is enrolled determines which transfer credits are applicable to the student's degree program. In general, credit from academic courses taken at institutions of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting association will transfer, provided that the course is completed with at least a grade of C-  and the course is similar in content and level to work offered at College Park. The title of courses accepted for transfer credit will be noted on the students record; however, the grade will not. Grades from transferred courses are not included in the University of Maryland, College Park, grade point average calculation. See chapter 1 for additional information.

Courses taken at other institutions while attending the University of Maryland, College Park

1. Courses taken at another institution may not be credited toward a degree without approval in advance by the dean of the college from which the student expects a degree. The same rule applies to registration in the summer program of another institution. Permission to Enroll in Another Institution forms are available in the office of the student's dean. This form must be submitted and approved by the college for any course which will eventually be added to the university transcript.

2. Courses taken at other University of Maryland Institutions
For students who began their attendance at the University of Maryland, College Park in Fall 1989 or later, all course work taken at any University System of Maryland institution will be posted as transfer credit. For all students who attended Maryland prior to Fall 1989, courses taken at another University of Maryland Board of Regents institution (UMBC, UMAB, UMES, UMUC) prior to Fall 1989 will be included in the cumulative GPA. Courses taken at any other institution may not be credited toward a degree without advance approval. See #1 above for information.

3.  USM Concurrent Inter-Institutional Registration Program
University undergraduate students participating in the Concurrent Inter-Institutional Registration Program should obtain permission from their dean. Course work counts as resident credit. Students participating in this program must be enrolled full time in a degree program at University of Maryland, College Park, for the semester in which these courses are taken.

4. Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Courses taken through the Consortium are considered to be resident credit. See www.registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/consortium.html for more information.

Transfer Credit Center
The Transfer Credit Center provides articulation information and assistance to students and transfer advisors. More information is available in the section on Transfer Admission in chapter 1 and on the internet at www.tce.umd.edu .

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