Information for Prospective Students

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Transfer Students

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Transfer students to the University of Maryland who are interested in applying to the Honors College have several options.

Students transferring the equivalent of one year of coursework to the university

Students who are transferring approximately one year of coursework to the University of Maryland can apply to join the University Honors living-learning program in the Honors College. Admission is highly competitive and the number of spaces available varies considerably from year to year. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required to apply. The Transfer Student Application to University Honors for fall 2019 will be available by May 1, 2019. Applications are due by August 1, 2019.

Students transferring more than one year of coursework to the university

Students should consider applying to a departmental honors program in their major or college. Students who were not previously in the Honors College and are admitted to departmental honors automatically become members of the Honors College. Students should review the entrance and academic requirements for the departmental honors program in their major for more information.

Students interested in cybersecurity

Students should consider applying to the ACES Minor in Cybersecurity. Students who were not previously in the Honors College and are admitted to the ACES Minor automatically become members of the Honors College. The application is available every fall and spring semester.

Additionally, there are different options available depending on a student's number of credits and major. For example, students may join University Honors and enroll in departmental honors.

Questions?

Please contact Dr. Erin Wessell, Associate Director, at ewessell@umd.edu.