Appendix D: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY AND PROCEDURES ON THE DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT EDUCATION RECORDS III-6.30(A)
Appendix J: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF ALLEGED ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS GRADING--UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS III-1.20(B)
Appendix M: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON THE COLLECTION, USE AND PROTECTION OF ID NUMBERS VI-26.00(A)
Appendix O: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE ACTION IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT V-1.00(J)
Admission to the University of Maryland is competitive. Review the Statement of Philosophy (www.admissions.umd.edu/requirements/AdmissionPhilosophy.php) of Undergraduate Admissions and Admission Review Factors (www.admissions.umd.edu/requirements/AdmissionReviewFactors.php) for more information regarding our admission process. When the number of students desiring admission exceeds the number that can be accommodated at this institution, or in a particular professional or specialized program, admission will be based on the overall strength of the student's academic performance.
In accordance with Maryland Higher Education Commission and Board of Regents (www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/13b/13b.06.01.02-1.htm) transfer polices, certain applicants from Maryland public institutions are given special consideration and are admitted when space is available.
The Admission Committee considers the student's academic record and grades received in all college-level courses. Students are expected to have completed English Composition (the equivalent of UM's ENGL 101) and college level mathematics (the equivalent of UM's Math 110 or above).
Students who graduate from high school and subsequently complete a minimum of 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours during a regular term excluding summer school, at a regionally accredited college or university are considered transfer applicants. Students who complete fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours are expected to submit high school records and SAT I and/or ACT scores for review. When an applicant has attended more than one institution, a cumulative average for all previous college work attempted will be computed. To be considered, course work must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university.
Transfer from Maryland Public Institutions
Articulated transfer programs are available at each Maryland community college. An articulated transfer program is a list of courses that best prepare applicants for a particular course of study at the University of Maryland. Applicants who take appropriate courses specified in the articulated program and earn acceptable grades are guaranteed transfer with no loss of credit. Articulated transfer programs help students plan their new programs after changing career objectives. More information about ARTSYS, the articulation system, is available online at artweb.usmd.edu ( http://artweb.usmd.edu/ ). Applicants can eliminate all doubt concerning transfer of courses by following articulated programs.
General Transfer Information
Transfer of course work completed at Maryland public colleges and universities is covered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) transfer policies (see complete text later in this section). Maryland will accept grades of "D-" (as of Fall 2012) or better from appropriate course work completed at a regionally-accredited Maryland public institution.
The Transfer Credit Center provides articulation information and assistance to students and transfer advisors. The Center, a joint effort between the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of the Registrar, has computerized and consolidated the transfer credit evaluation process. It provides incoming students from domestic institutions with information on acceptability of credits and transfer equivalencies, subject to adjustment by advisors within the student's individual program. Certain courses (e.g., those not appearing or not fully elaborated in the sending institution's current catalog) may require additional information such as syllabi, portfolios, etc., before evaluation.
Information on transferability of specific courses to the University of Maryland, College Park may be accessed on the web at www.tce.umd.edu/TCE .
Each college-level course will be evaluated individually, with applicability toward major or general education requirements determined by the appropriate academic unit. The university does not transfer blocks of courses, such as those completed through the Associate's Degree. See "Departments, Majors and Programs" for specific general education and major requirements.
Credit will be posted to your Maryland record only from official transcripts sent from the institution at which the credit was completed. Students who have earned credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject area exams must have scores sent directly from the testing board, even if they are already posted on a transcript from another institution.
1. Courses must be similar in depth and scope to University of Maryland courses. Applicability is determined by the appropriate dean.
Statement on Transfer of Course Credit
Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Accepted
Maximum Number of Credits Allowed for Non-Traditional Learning
Minimum Number of Credits Required Through Classroom Instruction in the Major Field and for the Degree
Statement on Transfer of General Education Requirements
Transfer credit Policy - Maryland Higher Education Commission (Title 13B)