International Transfer Courses

  • Prospective Undergraduate Students - International
    A prospective student with international transfer courses must apply for admission to UMD and be admitted as a degree seeking student before the transfer evaluation process can begin.

    All degree-seeking undergraduate applicants for admission to the University of Maryland are required to submit an official credential evaluation for ALL international post-secondary transcripts from one of the two evaluators:

    • ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators)
      www.ece.org/ECE/Individuals/Education-Reports
      The ECE third party evaluation provides a comprehensive review of the official transcript, which includes credit and grade conversions, grade point calculation and upper division course designations. Students should select the "Course by Course" report option for ECE.
    • Josef Silny & Associates
      Application form: www.jsilny.org/pdf/universityofMaryland.pdf
      The JSA third party evaluation provides a comprehensive review of the official transcript, which includes credit and grade conversions, grade point calculation and upper division course designations for students with more than 1 year of post-secondary/university education completed. Students should select the "Post-Secondary/University Course-by-Course + GPA" option, and the "Upper Division Course Identification" if applicable.

    To ensure all transfer courses the student completed will be posted to the student’s University of Maryland record, a FINAL official transcript in the original-language and a literal (exact) certified English translation must be submitted to the University of Maryland after all coursework has been completed.

    On occasion, a student may be required to provide an updated official credential evaluation. This would be in cases (not limited to):

    • when the student earned a bachelor’s degree since the credential evaluation
    • a significant number of coursework was completed that is not listed on the credential evaluation
    • there are discrepancies between the transcripts provided to the credential evaluator and the University of Maryland
  • Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students - International
    For transfer work prior to enrollment at UMD
    Also for current students with transfer work prior to enrollment at UMD
  • Education Abroad
    (Includes ALL current students taking courses at any international institution)