Transfer Credits

All transfer credit is evaluated first by the UMBC Registrar’s Office to determine;

  • – what courses will transfer
  • – how transfer courses apply toward UMBC GEP requirements
  • – which transfer courses have a specific UMBC equivalent

UMBC and all other University of Maryland system colleges have made Articulation agreements for deciding which coursework can be counted towards a degree. The official USM Artsys Articulation System provides all articulation information, including course equivalencies, transcripts evaluations and recommended transfer programs.

The Transfer Credit list, available to students on MyUMBC, may include an “INFO NEEDED” notation next to a course title. This indicates that a course description is needed to determine how a transfer course might apply toward UMBC requirements. Once the Registrar’s Office receives the official course descriptions, they are forwarded to specific departments for evaluation.

  • Studio course work evaluated on the basis on a course description generally transfers as art elective credit. Students who wish to apply transferred art elective credit toward a specific UMBC course must meet with a UMBC instructor of that required course to review relevant work.
  • If it is determined that the course has a UMBC studio equivalent, the evaluating faculty will notify the program director in writing and the student file will be updated.