Both external (outside UMCP) and internal transfers (meaning current UMCP students whose major is NOT engineering) will be admitted on a space-available basis to the Clark School if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • 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 CHEM 135 OR CHEM271 OR CHEM134 with a minimum grade of C- or better.  (Students who complete CHEM134 must also complete CHEM131 with a minimum grade of C-.)*
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all college level coursework
  • Students interested in applying to Bioengineering prior to Spring 2018 must also completed BIOE120 with a minimum grade of B- or better.

* Only one 'gateway' or performance review course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. A "W" and Audit counts as a repeat.

If needed the equivalent of these courses can be found through the Transfer Credit Service.

External applicants (non-University of Maryland, College Park students) are to follow the procedures provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If you seek admission to engineering, then all requirements must be met. If you are currently completing one or more of the requirements (including GPA), you may be admitted to the University, but not to the Clark School of Engineering.

Internal applicants (current students at University of Maryland College Park) are to complete the internal online application by the appropriate deadline.

Applications are due by the 5th business day of January or June. All admission requirements must be completed prior to the deadline. Reference the internal application instruction sheet for more details. You can only apply to the Clark School one time as a current University of Maryland student.



Engineering is a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP). Visit for admissions requirements. Select engineering as the program of choice at the bottom of the page.

External transfer students—those who come the the University of Maryland, College Park from another 2- or 4-year institutuion and meet the gateway admission requirements—should follow the deadlines found on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

For current University of Maryland, College Park students, the LEP application is due by the fifth business day of the month as follows:

  • Spring semester: January
  • Summer semester: June

Admission application forms can be downloaded from the Undergraduate Admissions website. 

If you are not directly admitted as an external applicant, you will either be given your second major choice or placed into Letters & Sciences. If you are an external applicant currently completing the admission requirements (gateway) but will have them completed by the time you start at University of Maryland, College Park, you can request that Office of Undergraduate Admissions re-review your final transcript for engineering once your grades are in for the gateway requirements.

If the admission requirements are not complete prior to your starting at UMCP, 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 you are not admitted as an internal transfer, you then have the opportunity to file an appeal.

Once you are admitted, you are required to attend either a transfer orientation (for external applicants) or a Virtual Change of Major Workshop, meet with your intended engineering major department, and with the Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support office advisor (for internal transfers). During either session, you will learn the specific Clark School policies and procedures, review your prior course work, and have the opportunity to meet with advisors. With the help of advisors, you will select courses and register for classes based on prior course work and the major you choose.

Your anticipated graduation date will depend on your major, your prior coursework, and your planning. Some majors do not offer all of their courses every semester, so you will need to plan very carefully. Work with your departmental advisor to develop a graduation plan to map out your coursework.

Yes. Students must have MATH 140 to meet the graduation requirements for an engineering degree. Engineering is a math and science based discipline. MATH220 does not cover all the required material that is needed for future math, science, and engineering courses within the engineering curriculum.

As a non-engineering student, you must get permission to take any engineering course. Seats in ENES courses are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on seat availability. Interested students should visit the ENES/Keystone website. 

Prospective transfer students are not able to talk face-to-face with an advisor, but they can email their questions to

Engineering is an extremely demanding field of study. It requires many hours of study time and group work. As a transfer student, the rigors of the content may be overwhelming at first. It is advised that new engineering students do not work during their first semester in the program to make appropriate adjustments. Depending on your major, content may be more time consuming. The Clark School, however, understands that some students may need to work, for financial or other reasons, and we encourage you to speak with your advisor to make sure you take advantage of all of the resources available to you.

Transfer Credits

You must have official transcripts from all previous institutions sent to:

University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
College Park, MD 20742-5235.

Please contact your school’s registration or registrar’s office to request official transcripts. For AP credits, you will need to contact the College Board.

There is a difference between acceptable and applicable credits. Many of your transfer credits will be accepted by the University of Maryland, but engineering may only accept those applicable to your engineering degree. Therefore, you may lose some credits when transferring to the Clark School.

If you are accepted to engineering, you can talk with your advisors about the transfer credits in question. Be prepared to have a course syllabus and other supporting course work material to submit for evaluation. You can also review the university's Transfer Credit Services website to see if the course has already been evaluated.

Check out ARTSYS - Recommended Transfer Programs. ARTSYS is a web-based search tool for students transferring from a two-year institution to four-year institution in Maryland. Search recommended transfer programs, select your current institution and the University of Maryland, College Park, and type in "engineering" to see see the courses from the sender and receiver institution.

Engineering Student Services

Transfers students have access to all Clark School resources. 

If you find you are struggling in any of your courses, please start by taking advantage of your professors’ office hours. If the office hours are in conflict with your schedule, ask your professor if you can set up an appointment. Check with the department to determine whether tutoring is available for that particular course. You can also download the Resources for Academic Success document from Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support. Department student lounges are also a good place to find peers studying and doing group work. You may find a fellow student who is willing to provide you with some assistance.

Yes, once you are in the Clark School of Engineering, you will have access to the Engineering Co-op & Career Services office. Check out their website and sign up for eLink. The Engineering Co-op & Career Services office offers workshops and seminars on resume writing, career fair preparation, job search strategies, and more.

  • Visit the student societies page for links to all student societies.
  • Pay attention to the Engineering FYI emails.

There are also opportunities for involvement for women and minority students:

  • The Center for Minorities in Science & Engineering is a great resource for prospective and current students. The center provides academic assistance as well as social networking.
  • The Women in Engineering program is dedicated to the recruitment and retention of women engineering students at the pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.