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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 Theta 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

Note to Undergraduates:  While 12 registered credits meets the minimum course load for full-time status for scholarship maintenance purposes, we encourage you to consider the many benefits of enrolling in at least 15 credits per semester (or, on average, 30 credits per year), including graduating in four years.  To learn more about strategies for on-time degree completion and four year graduation, visit Finish 15.

APPLY FOR ADMISSION! Visit Transfer Central to plan your transfer. You’ll be able to review how your credits will transfer, learn more about transfer services, and explore the benefits of UMBC’s Transfer Student Alliance.