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Transfer Information: University of MD College Park (UMCP)

For students and transfer ambassadors to help with the transfer research process.

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Institution Description

Institution Description

“The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 388,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.” 



Six-year graduation rate:

The University of Maryland graduated 85.4% of bachelor degree seeking students in 2017.

Six-year graduation rates reflect the percentage of first-time, full-time, bachelor's-degree-seeking students who enrolled in 2011 and completed bachelor's or equivalent

Transfer Admission and Financial Aid

Admission Requirements:

High school graduates who have completed at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours at a regionally accredited college or university should apply as transfer applicants.  Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credits or placements tests cannot be used toward this requirement. Students in the process of completing 12 college credits are encouraged to email us prior to submitting an application at, using the subject line 12 Credits In-Progress Transfer Applicant for guidance on how to complete their application.

Be sure to review our application checklist for a list of all required materials for a complete application.

Admission Process:

The University of Maryland (UMD) is a proud member of the Coalition for College and the Common App.All applications for undergraduate admission must be completed online.  UMD does not use a paper application.


The transfer early action deadlines are March 1 for fall admission and August 1 for spring admission. The regular deadlines are June 1 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission. 

The University of Maryland will waive the application fee for students who meet certain criteria at the time of their application.
The University of Maryland (UMD) follows the Coalition for College and Common App fee waiver criteria. Requests through the Coalition for College will process in 1 to 3 business days and those through Common App will process in 7 to 10 business days. 

In addition to the criteria for each application platform, UMD waives the application fee for high school seniors who are National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic finalists or semifinalists, as well as on an individual basis for extenuating circumstances.


Listed below are the estimated costs of 2021-2022 annual tuition, room, meals and other fees.


Estimated Costs for a State of Maryland Resident


Annual tuition and mandatory fees2


On-campus residence hall room, cable and phone3


Meal plan (average)


Books and supplies4


Transportation and incidental costs4




Financial Aid and Scholarships

Types of Aid Available:

Transfer applicants that submit a completed application by the March 1 early action deadline for priority consideration are automatically reviewed for some of our Transfer Merit Scholarships.  Maryland residents will be considered for the following need-based grants based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Expected Family Contribution:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • University of Maryland Grant
  • State of Maryland Grant based on the state of Maryland eligibility criteri

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Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1

With 12 schools and colleges, UMD offers more than 90 undergraduate majors

Limited Admission Programs:

Several majors at UMD, known as Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP), have limited space and, therefore, have more competitive admission criteria beyond the university’s general requirements. These majors include:


The Honors College is home to the University of Maryland’s highly acclaimed living-learning programs for students with exceptional academic talents. Living-Learning programs range from two-year programs like the multidisciplinary University Honors (UH) to the more focused Design Cultures & Creativity (DCC), Honors Humanities (HH), Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) and Integrated Life Sciences (ILS), to the multidisciplinary four-year research program - Gemstone (GEMS). Honors students have exclusive access to special honors versions of traditional classes ("H-versions") hosted by academic departments and the opportunity to join upper-level departmental honors programs in their major discipline of study.