Policy 210.18 - Transfer Credit Evaluation and Appeal Process

  This Replaces
File: 210.18 210.18
Date: 5/25/11 7/29/05

ORIGINATOR: Associate Provost, Student Affairs

SUBJECT:Transfer Credit Evaluation and Appeal Process

  1. Undergraduate Transfer Credit
    1. UMUC conforms with the Board of Regents Policies III-4.00 Policy on Undergraduate Admissions, revised December 4, 2009; III-7.20 University Of Maryland System Policy On Undergraduate General Education Transferability Between USM Institutions, approved on June 10, 1994; III-1.40 Policy On Credit By Examination And Portfolio Assessment, approved on February 22, 1990; and COMAR 13B.06.01.09.
    2. UMUC may accept up to 90 semester hours of transfer credit from an approved four-year college or university. A maximum of 70 semester hours may be transferred from approved two-year community colleges. UMUC may also accept transfer credits from military and other non-traditional sources.
    3. Information regarding acceptable sources of credit, the criteria for transfer credits, and official evaluation requests are available in the Undergraduate Catalog, on the UMUC website, or through the Office of Student Affairs.
    4. Undergraduate students at UMUC-Adelphi, UMUC-Europe, and UMUC-Asia must be currently enrolled, have successfully completed at least 6 semester hours of credit with UMUC, and have earned a minimum 2.00 GPA for all UMUC coursework to receive an official evaluation. Maryland public community college students, however, are excepted from this rule if they are enrolled in their final semester or have earned an Associates degree. No transfer credit will be awarded without official transcripts.
  2. Graduate Transfer Credit
    1. UMUC may accept up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit toward a graduate degree program at UMUC if earned at an approved institution and if related to the student's program of study. The Graduate School of Management and Technology may accept up to 3 graduate transfer credits for certificate programs. The MBA, Executive programs, Doctor of Management, and Cybersecurity programs do not accept transfer credit. Information regarding acceptable sources of credit, the criteria for transfer credits, and an evaluation request is available at UMUC website or through Graduate Advising.
    2. Requests for an evaluation of transfer credit can be made after a student has been admitted. Only courses with grade of B or better will be considered for transfer. If approved, a transcript must be on file with the Office of Student Affairs for the transfer credits to be released or posted to the student's permanent records.
    3. Requests for evaluation of courses to be taken at other institutions can also be submitted. When completed, an official transcript must be submitted for the transfer credits to be added to the student's permanent record.
  3. Transfer Credit Evaluation Appeal
    1. Students who wish to appeal the evaluation of transfer credit must write a letter within 20 working days (4 weeks) of receiving the evaluation. The letter must include:
      1. The name(s) of the previous institution(s) attended, the name and number of each course for which the student was denied transfer credit, and the date(s) of enrollment in each course.
      2. A copy of the catalog description (from the appropriate year) for each course in question.
      3. A copy of the syllabus or course outline (from the appropriate year) for each course in question. This information can be obtained from the sending institution.
      4. A statement indicating why the credit(s) should be accepted.
    2. For UMUC-Adelphi undergraduate students, the appeal must be addressed to the Office of Student Affairs; for UMUC-Adelphi graduate students, the Office of Student Affairs; and for UMUC-Europe or UMUC-Asia students, the Director, Student Services.
    3. The appropriate UMUC office will respond in writing within 10 working days (2 weeks) of receiving the appeal.