A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the University of Maryland and all other institutions is required for internal and external transfer students.
Completion of MATH 141 with minimum grade of B- or better.
Completion of PHYS 161 with a minimum grade of B- or better.
Completion of either CHEM 135 or CHEM 271 or CHEM 134 with a minimum grade of C- or better. (Students who take CHEM 134 must also complete CHEM 131 with a C-).
Limited Enrollment Programs guidelines:
Only one gateway or performance review course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. When more than one course can satisfy a gateway requirement, taking a second course from the list will count as a repeat. (Please note that a grade of "W" is considered an attempt and must be repeated).
Currently UMD students may apply only once to an LEP. (Note: The external transfer student application will not count as an attempt.)
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 after admission to an LEP. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the major.
All external transfer students should submit an application to the University of Maryland by the early action deadline.
Early Action Deadline: March 1
Early Action Deadline: August 1
Regular Deadline: June 1
Regular Deadline: November 15
Engineering students tend to have a strong background in science and mathematics; however, continuous education in these fields is required for a successful future. We recommend you start your path to a successful career by exploring all of the majors available to you. Please begin by watching a virtual information session.
Students are also encouraged to attend a Transfer Information Session. This one hour information session will guide prospective students through the transfer process, give an in-depth explanation of the Clark School's nine majors, and share with you academic, professional, and extra-curricular opportunities at the University of Maryland. For details, please see the Transfer Students' Information Sessions Registration Form.
The structure of each engineering program is unique, with courses being offered in a variety of sequences (some more lockstep than others). In order to learn more about the requirements for the major you are applying for, please review the following departmental websites:
How will I be notified if I am accepted into the Clark School of Engineering?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will contact you via email. The Clark School does not have information on the admission status of applicants.
What happens if I am not directly admitted into Engineering?
If you are not directly admitted as an external applicant, you will either be given your second major choice or placed into the Division of Letters & Sciences.
If you are an external applicant currently completing the gateway requirements (but will have them completed by the time you start at UMD), you can request the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to re-review your final transcript for engineering once your grades are in for the gateway requirements. In order to attend UMD, you must accept your offer of admission by the deadline given in your acceptance letter.
If the gateway requirements are not complete prior to your start at UMD, external transfer students must complete at least one semester and then apply as an internal transfer applicant once all engineering admission requirements are satisfied.
If admitted to Engineering, what do I do next?
Once admitted, you are required to attend a transfer orientation session
where you will learn about specific Clark School policies and procedures. There, with the help of an academic advisor, you will review your prior coursework, select courses for the upcoming semester, and register for classes based on your major of choice.
How long will it take to graduate after I transfer?
Your anticipated graduation date will depend on your major, your prior coursework, and your academic plan. Some majors do not offer all of their courses every semester, so you will need to plan very carefully. You can being this planning process by reviewing the following departmental websites:
Students transferring from Maryland community colleges may be eligible to receive funding to help them catch up on coursework that they were unable to complete while enrolled at their community college. For more information, please review the following application for our Summer Pathways Scholarship.
How will my credits transfer?
The University of Maryland will accept a maximum of 60 credits from a community college and a maximum 90 credits from a four-year institution.
*No more than 90 credits will be accepted towards a UMD degree.
If you wish to see how the courses at your current institution will transfer to UMD, please utilize UMD's Transfer Credit Database, which available at the Transfer Credit Services website: http://www.transfercredit.umd.edu/
What benefit will an Associate's Degree provide?
In general, prospective engineering students are strongly encouraged to earn an associate's degree prior to transferring to UMD. If a student earns an associate’s degree from a Maryland public institution and has completed a total of 40 general education credits, the student may be waived from the UMD General Education Program requirements.