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Incoming Transfers

UMBC offers competitive merit scholarships for incoming Maryland community college transfer students, including undocumented and DACA students. Transfer scholarships are awarded based on academic accomplishment, timely and complete application. Students may collect either the AAAT or the PTK award, but not both. Merit scholarships do not require separate application.

Priority Deadlines*

March 1 for Fall applicants
October 15 for Spring applicants

*Admissions Application (Common App) and college transcripts must be received by the deadline above in order to be eligible for priority admission and merit-based scholarships.



For additional information, please visit the Transfer Student Alliance Program website.

No combination of UMBC awards/scholarships can exceed the cost of attendance for an academic year. However, if a student qualifies for additional awards/scholarships, the Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) Award can be combined/stacked with the Academic Achievement Award for Transfers (AAAT) OR the Phi There Kappa (PTK) scholarship.

Award Maintenance/Requirements

  • May be used for full or part-time award (award amount is pro-rated for part-time enrollment 6- 11.5 credits)
  • Must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA