Internal Transfer students are those students who are currently enrolled at the University of Maryland who have not yet been admitted into the Clark School. All non-engineering students at UMD interested in pursuing an engineering degree are required to submit an application through the internal LEP (Limited Enrollment Program) process.
As a non-engineering student, it is important to begin the academic planning process early. In order to learn more about the specific course outline for your intended major, we encourage you to review the Four-Year Plans page. You should also review the sample plan for your intended major:
While the Clark School cannot guarantee a seat in an engineering course to a non-engineering student, students are welcome to submit an online form to request a seat in one of our classes. Non-Clark School UMD students requesting permission to register for any ENES course (with the exception of ENES100A) must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the University of Maryland and a grade of C- or better for ALL co- and prerequisite classes or have AP credit. For more information, please refer to the Keystone website.
External Transfer students are those who have not yet applied to the University of Maryland. As a prospective transfer student, you should begin by first reviewing the transfer application requirements as outlined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please be advised that students must first be admissible to the University of Maryland prior to being reviewed for engineering. The Clark School is not a part of the application review process for external transfer students.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply to the A. James Clark School of Engineering?
Admission to the University of Maryland College Park and admission to the A. James Clark School of Engineering are separate processes combined into one application. For information on transfer student requirements, please visit http://admissions.umd.edu/apply/transfer.php.
Please be advised that all external transfer students should submit an application to the University of Maryland by the priority deadline.
Priority Deadline: March 1
Priority Deadline: August 1
Regular Deadline: June 1
Regular Deadline: November 15
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.