Current UMD Student - Domestic

Permission to Enroll

All current UMD students must obtain permission from their advising college to take courses away from UMD by completing a Permission to Enroll (PTE) form. Students are required to complete the form with the college of their primary major. Completed and approved PTE forms are not given to Transfer Credit Services (TCS), unless specifically requested. Failure to obtain permission to enroll in courses away from UMD may result in the course not being accepted for transfer by UMD or applied toward a student's degree requirements.

Questions regarding the PTE for should be directed to the student’s advising college.

Database of Transfer Course Evaluations

Before the PTE form can be completed with the advising college and be approved to take a course away from UMD, the course must first be evaluated for acceptability by UMD. Students should check the Database of Transfer Course Evaluations to determine if the course they are interested in completing at another institution is included as already being evaluated for acceptability for transfer by UMD. Make sure to check the database to see if/how the course you completed is listed.

When searching the database for a transfer course, make sure the course ID and title of the course from the transfer institution matches with what is in the database. Please note the database is constantly being updated and is subject to change.

Please review Transfer Credit Database Help to learn how to read the database.

Transfer courses that have already been evaluated will have a notation of the acceptability (Accepted, Not Accepted or Pending Credit) in the UMD Evaluation Course ID column for each course. The course evaluations are noted as term-sensitive with start and end terms to indicate during what timeframe the course evaluation is valid.

Some of the courses have footnotes that could impact the evaluation by either restricting or expanding how the course is accepted by UMD or applied to a student's major. Hover over the footnote in the database for additional information about the footnote or refer to the list of footnotes.

Transfer courses that are not acceptable by UMD will say “Not Accepted” next to the course and zero credits will be awarded by UMD for the course.

If a course is NOT listed in the database, the course has not been evaluated for acceptability by UMD. It does not mean the course is not accepted for transfer. Students should request the course be evaluated by following the directions below. If a course has an end date and no other entry with a new start date, students should request the course be re-evaluated by following the directions below.

For an example:

If a student took BIOL230 before Summer II of 2008, the student would receive BSCI230 at UMD. If a student took BIOL230 starting or after Fall 2008, the course has not been evaluated and requires a syllabus for evaluation (NS - Need Syllabus).

Acceptability of Transfer Courses by UMD

Generally, college-level courses completed at regionally-accredited institutions will transfer, provided the course is similar in level, scope, content and expected learning outcomes to courses offered at UMD and a grade of "C-" or higher is earned. Grades of "D-" or higher are accepted for courses completed at Maryland public institutions. A course that is considered accepted for transfer to the University of Maryland will receive one of the following types of evaluations:

  • direct equivalency to a University of Maryland course (whether within or outside of the major),
  • no direct equivalency, but satisfies general education requirement, or
  • no direct equivalency, but is accepted as a general elective.

Acceptability vs. Applicability of Transfer Courses

A transfer course must be acceptable by UMD before it can be applicable toward satisfying a degree requirement (e.g. general education, specific major requirements, and total credits needed to graduate). A course that is deemed not acceptable for transfer CANNOT be applicable to a degree requirement.

A transfer course may not be applied toward satisfying a student’s general education requirements if the course has not been approved for general education during the evaluation process that determined the acceptability of the course by UMD.

How a course applies (applicability of a course) to a student’s degree requirements is determined by a student’s advising college. Students need to work with an academic advisor in their advising college in determining the applicability of the transfer courses toward their degree requirements. This is typically completed during orientation, but may require a follow-up advising appointment.

Please note Transfer Credit Services does not provide advising services.

Transfer Course Evaluation Request

Submitting an Evaluation Request - Domestic Transfer Course

Submission of Final Official Transcript to UMD

Students are responsible for submitting all final official transcripts detailing their entire academic record prior to enrolling at the University. Transfer courses will post to a students' UMD record only from official transcripts received from the institution at which the credit was earned.

Once a student has been admitted to UMD, the transcripts should be sent to:

University of Maryland
Office of the Registrar
1113 Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Building
College Park, MD 20742