Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Transfer of AP Credit to UMD

Please read the attached note from Mary Bell the University of Maryland credit evaluator regarding transfer of AP credits under their new general education program.   There is no limit maximum to the number of AP credits allowed for transfer, but there are some rules in how AP credit is applied in their new general education program.

In summary AP credits & its applicability towards the new General Education program at UMD is that up to 6 AP exams can be used to fulfill the 8 Distributive Studies areas for General Education. In addition to satisfying these 6 Distributive Studies areas, please note that AP exams can also be used to satisfy the Fundamental Studies requirements but again only 6 courses can be used from AP and IB exams towards the Distributive Studies requirement area for General Education.


Friday, March 15, 2013

Transfer Students: Common Application Directions

What is the Common Application?

The Common Application is a college admission application that students may submit to any of 488
member schools. Go to the website to see which institutions require the Common Application. The CA is completed and submitted online. Do not mix-and- match your application, supplement (s), and payment between online and paper submission. Either submit the application, supplement and payment (or fee waiver) online, or submit them all by mail. There are additional forms which need to be printed, given to the appropriate individuals for evaluation or information, and mailed.

As a transfer student, you will need to fill out or provide information for the following forms:
1. Main application (; follow all directions through submission for the “Transfer Application Package”)
2. College instructor evaluations: Print the PDF of an evaluation form and give it to your
evaluator, preferably with an addressed, stamped envelope. You may want to share your resume with the faculty member writing your recommendation.
3. College Report: This form needs to be printed and brought to the office of the Associate Dean of
Student Services (CC016). Please note that it is requested that you send your official transcript
along with the College Report form. The Associate Dean’s office will complete the sections based on your academic and disciplinary record, put an official stamp/seal on the document and mail.
(Provide an addressed, stamped envelope (s) for the purpose of mailing).
*Note: if you have worked with a counselor who knows you well and/or has taught you, you may ask the counselor to fill out the form and then bring it to the Associate Dean’s office for the “academic and disciplinary record” piece and the official seal.
4. Final Report: This is generally not necessary for a transfer student, as it refers to high
school work. However, check with your institution to ascertain if they want your high school
transcript and standardized test scores.
5. Mid-term Report: Please check with your transfer institution to determine whether they would
like to receive a mid-term grade report. If so, print the report from MyMC.
6. Essays: Some schools require additional essays, portfolios, and/or an interest statement. Check
with each individual school, regarding their requirements.

Note: Some schools prefer that students send a “completed application,” where the student
gathers all the pieces from the various individuals and mails them together in one envelop.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Guaranteed Admission Agreement between American University and Montgomery College

Interested in transferring to American University?

Transition easily under the new Guaranteed Admission Agreement between American University and Montgomery College

What is a Guaranteed Admission Agreement?

A Guaranteed Admission Agreement offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree at Montgomery College, and earn a Bachelor’s degree at American University with an additional two or more years of study. Students have conditional guaranteed admission to American University, provided they meet the requirements of this agreement. Visit the website for the terms of the agreement:

Why transfer to American University under a Guaranteed Admission Agreement?

• Work with an AU academic advisor as soon as you submit a Letter of Intent to plan your course map

• All 60 credits from your Associate’s degree will transfer toward your 120 credit total

• Your Associate’s degree coursework will satisfy the AU General Education requirements

• Enter AU in the fall semester as part of a “cohort” of students

• Begin taking coursework in your major upon matriculation at AU   Requirements:

1) Submit a Letter of Intent upon completion of 15 credit hours (an no more than 45 credit hours) at Montgomery College, by October 1

a. Note: this is a non-binding agreement – students may decide not to apply or enroll with AU at any time

2) Submit an application for admission by February 1

3) Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of admission

4) Complete an Associate’s degree while remaining continuously enrolled at Montgomery College

5) Adhere to the student conduct codes of both Montgomery College and American University

Interested in signing a Letter of Intent? Need more information?

Megan K. Lintott Manager of Special Undergraduate Programs American University 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 101E Leonard Hall Washington, DC 20016 (202) 885-6280

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MC Transfer Days in February 2013

Spring 2013 - Transfer Information Day Schedule
Representatives from colleges and universities will be available to meet with students to answer questions about majors, the application process, scholarships and transfer requirements.
ALL students are encouraged to attend - even first semester freshmen can benefit from Transfer Day.
  • Rockville Campus - Wednesday, February 27, 2013  - 9am -1pm
    PE Physical Education Building
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10am -1pm
    Atrium of Student Services Building
  • Germantown Campus - Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10am -1pm
    High Tech (HT) Building
Contact Information:
  1. Career/Transfer Center Takoma Park/Silver Spring, ST/154, 240-567-1479 
  2. Career/Transfer Center Rockville, CB/215, 240-567-5062 
  3. Career/Transfer Center Germantown, SA/172, 240-567-7772  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Frostburg University Associates Degree Scholars Award

Frostburg University has established a FSU Associates Degree Scholars Award. It was first awarded this spring. The award is available to students who graduate from any Maryland Community College with an AA, AS or AAT with a grade point average of 3.0. Certain AAS degrees qualify as well.

The award is worth $1,250 per semester and will be awarded for a total of four semesters if the student enrolls fulltime and maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Students are automatically screened after they have been admitted to FSU. If the student has attended more than one college their cumulative gpa must be a 3.0. Students must be transferring directly from a community college and students who have already attended FSU are not eligible. In case you haven’t heard about this please spread the word!

For more information call 301- 687-4201 or click on

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New USG Terp Transfer Partnership – USG TTP – Shady Grove

Montgomery College has joined with the University of Maryland, College Park to offer a new Guaranteed Admissions Program for students in three popular majors at the Universities at Shady Grove. The Universities at Shady Grove Terp Transfer Partnership (USG TTP) will guide students through earning an associate’s degree at MC to a bachelor’s degree at UMCP in one of these three UMCP / Shady Grove majors:

• Bachelor of Arts – Communication
• Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice
• Bachelor of Science - Biological Sciences

Upon successful completion of all USG TTP requirements, students seamlessly transfer to one of these high-demand degree programs at USG.

How to apply to USG TTP
1. Submit the USG TTP application by November 15, 2012

2. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.
3. Students will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Transfer Scholarship to Frostburg

There is a new Transfer Scholarship for Frostburg State University!!! Students who get AA degrees (and some AAS degrees - see the press release for specifics!) will get a $1,250 per semester scholarship to FSU - this is NON-COMPETITIVE!!! If they have the degree and the GPA - they GET THE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY!!!!

Please see the link: