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  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, DC – Regular Decision – July 15
  • COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE, MD – Rolling Admission – July 31
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, DC – Regular Decision – April 15
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY, DC – Regular Decision – Aug. 1
  • McDANIEL COLLEGE, WESTMINSTER MD – Regular Decision – June 1
  • SALISBURY UNIVERSITY, MD – Priority Deadline – March 1
  • ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND Rolling Deadline, Preferred Deadline – Jan. 15
  • STEVENSON UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE MD, Rolling Admission – July 31
  • TOWSON UNIVERSITY, PRIORITY DECISION – DEC. 1. REGULAR DECISION – Jan. 15. Applications continue to be accepted on a space-available basis after this date.  If the Transfer Application still appears on the Towson website, then applications are still being accepted or call the school directly to ask.  Applications are often continued to be accepted so don’t be dismayed if you miss the Jan. 15 deadline.
  • UMBC, CATONSVILLE, MD – Transfer Priority Deadline – March 1, Regular Decision – June 1
  • UMD, COLLEGE PARK, MD – March 1 for fall, Aug. 1 for spring

For other schools, search “Transfer Application Deadline” on their websites.

Tips for Applications

Plan ahead.  Create an earlier deadline for yourself – especially if the school states that admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis – the earlier that you apply, the earlier your application will be considered.


  • From MC: MC sends your transcript electronically to all Maryland public schools.  This is the best way to go – your transcript is sent like a fax usually within 48 hours of your request.  Electronic transcripts immediately enter your application file, unlike paper transcripts which may take much longer to process.
  • From any other colleges attended – all transfer schools will ask if you have attended any other colleges.  Your application will not be complete until you request transcripts fro mall schools – check each school’s website for “How to Request a Transcript.”

Some schools will require your high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores, usually if you have less than 30 credits showing as completed at Montgomery College when you apply for transfer.  Your high school grades and test scores will not weigh as much as your college grades.  You need to send your high school information if you have less than 30 credits finished EVEN if you are in MTAP for UMD!

All schools will want to see AP/IB scores if the credits were accepted at MC, even if the scores do not meet your next school’s minimum requirements.  If you see any “CR” notations on your MC transcript, your next school will want to know where that credit came from:

  • Send AP Scores from
  •  Send IB scores from
  • Credit from International Colleges & Universities– even if international credits accepted by MC will not transfer to your next school (for example, credit from a business certificate that was accepted by MC but you now have a different major),transfer schools still need where the credits came from. Request official, unopened copies of your JS&A, WES, or ECE official evaluations to be sent to your transfer school.

Military credit for HLTH & PE and any other military courses – you should send your JST to the four-year school.


Not all transfer schools will require recommendations.  Check each school’s transfer requirements.  If you are asked for recommendations, follow the directions carefully.  Many now use an electronic system where you supply a recommender’s name, address, and email address.

Ask recommender’s early – at least 2 weeks prior to a deadline.  Provide them with a resume or a list of your educational goals (major & career goal), activities, and employment.  

Who should write your recommendations?  Professors who know you and can describe your work habits in the classroom are best.  Counselors are less effective recommenders at the college-level unless you have also had them as classroom professors. Some schools state that  you can use either professors or employers and internship supervisors.  

Meeting the Minimum GPA of a Transfer School does not assure admission.  Search each school’s website for “profile of admitted students” to see how competitive the school is.  Have alternate schools and “plan B” schools in mind.  Find additional schools using a search program like