University of Maryland-Baltimore County Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More
This is the complete guide for transferring to UMBC. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to UMBC.
I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.
At UMBC, 39.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.
To read about regular admission requirements for University of Maryland-Baltimore County, click here
What are the transfer requirements for UMBC?
UMBC requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:
|High School Transcript||Recommended of Some|
|College Transcript||Required of All|
|Essay or Personal Statement||Required of Some|
|Standardized Test Scores||Recommended of Some|
|Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution||Required of All|
In addition to the above requirements, UMBC also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.
UMBC requires a minimum of 24 credits.
What are University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s Transfer Deadlines?
Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down UMBC transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.
|Closing Date||Reported Deadline|
|Fall Transfer Deadline||June 1|
|Winter Transfer Deadline||December 1|
|Spring Transfer Deadline||December 1|
|Summer Transfer Deadline||June 1|
Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.
We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.
In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉
When are decision dates for University of Maryland-Baltimore County transfer applicants?
If you applied to transfer to UMBC on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.
|Fall Transfer Deadline||two weeks after decision|
|Winter Transfer Deadline||two weeks after decision|
|Spring Transfer Deadline||two weeks after decision|
|Summer Transfer Deadline||two weeks after decision|
Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.
What is University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s transfer acceptance rate?
In 2019, UMBC received 2242 transfer applicants.
The school accepted 1828 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for UMBC is 81.53%.
This indicates how hard it is to transfer into UMBC. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.
Additionally, of the 1828 accepted transfer students, 1168 students enrolled - that means the yield was 63.89%.
UMBC accepts 82 out of every 100 transfer applicants.
How can you afford UMBC
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What are the University of Maryland-Baltimore County transfer GPA requirements?
UMBC requires a minimum college GPA of 3.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.
In addition, UMBC requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.
Will you enjoy transferring to UMBC?
There are a lot of reasons to transfer to UMBC. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.
Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.
Or perhaps you’re drawn to Baltimore...
Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community
Finding success at UMBC is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?
These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.
If you’re considering transferring to UMBC then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.
Final Verdict: How to transfer into UMBC
Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the
for more info.
UMBC accepts 81.53% transfer applicants, which is competitive.
To have a shot at transferring into UMBC, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.9 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.06. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.
The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of UMBC students.
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Average|
|2018 Total SAT Score||1120||1320||1220|
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Average|
|2018 Total ACT Score||46||58||52|
University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s average SAT score is 1220. To be a competitive applicant for University of Maryland-Baltimore County your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.
If you’re considering transferring to UMBC, you may also want to consider the schools:Transfering to Rowan University
Transfering to Kean University