Transfer students are a vibrant part of the School of Public Health community.

If you've graduate from high school and completed a minimum of 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours at a reginally accredited college or university, we consider you a transfer applicant. All incoming transfer students are expected to attend a day long Transfer Orientation in order to learn more about the University, the School of Public Health, and their major. During the end of this orientation program students will have the opportunity to register for classes. For more information please refer to our Orientation page


Transfer Admissions

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall Admission

  • Priority Application Deadline - March 1
  • Regular Application Deadline - June 1

Spring Admission

  • Priority Application Deadline - August 1
  • Regular Application Deadline - November 15

Confirmation Deadline for Fall/Spring: 30 days from date of admission

For more information please visit the UMD Undergraduate Admissions website.


Transfer Application Checklist

Make sure you have submitted the following items to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  1. The completed online application for undergraduate admission. This includes an essay of no more than 300 words describing why you wish to transfer for the University of Maryland.
  2. A nonrefundable application fee of $65, sent with your application. You may pay online or be billed separately by the University.
  3. An official copy of all college transcripts sent directly from the registrar's office of all former colleges. A final transcript must also be sent upon completion of any courses in progress.
  4. An official copy of your high school transcript, as well as SAT and/or ACT scores. These are not required if you have completed more than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours at the time you apply to the University of Maryland.
  • Optional: A resume or statement of academic and extracurricular activities.
  • Optional: A letter of recommendation. You may submit a letter of recommendation through the online application.

International applicants must submit additional application materials and should review the international applicant guidelines.

For more information please visit the UMD Undergraduate Admissions website.

Transfer Students Next Steps

As  new student to the University, their are steps in place to help ease your transition, help you get familiar with the University and the resources that are available to you.  Please find additional information on the orientation process here https://www.orientation.umd.edu/transfer.html.

Transfer Credit Services

For further information on transferring credits from another University/College to the University of Maryland please contact https://www.transfercredit.umd.edu/ .

For further information on transferring to the University of Maryland please contact the UMD Pre-Transfer Advising Office.