I have some past college credit. Can I transfer my credits to UMUC?
Yes, our flexible transfer policy helps accelerate your degree plan. We accept credits from other approved institutions if they are applicable to your chosen degree program.
UMUC accepts up to
- 70 credits from two-year colleges
- 90 credits from four-year institutions
How can I transfer my credits?
Please follow these steps:
- To receive an official evaluation of your transfer credits, you will need to apply to UMUC.
- Once UMUC receives all of your official transcripts, an official evaluation will be completed for you automatically.
- View your evaluation online by logging into MyUMUC and selecting "MyAdvising" and "View My Advisement Report."
- Once you review your evaluation, contact your local Academic Advisor at so that he or she can review program requirements with you and answer any other questions.
I'm in the military. Can I get credits from my years of service?
Yes, you can transfer credits from your military education, training, and experience. For more information, please visit the Military Experience page.
I am here for only one or two years, and I've never taken a college class before. What can I do?
You can start by test-driving our flexible online class format by attending UMUC 411. You can familiarize yourself on achieving your educational goals through UMUC's worldwide Distance Education (DE) program. Once you've completed the coursework, you're able to apply it towards a free application waiver. Learn more here.
Many of our courses are also available On-Site to give you the benefit of one-on-one instruction and the experience of the traditional classroom environment. Once you enroll full time, you can earn your Associate's Degree in two years, and continue on with us in reaching your Bachelor's Degree since UMUC can serve you no matter where you are, anywhere in the world.
Please visit with your Academic Advisor and local Enrollment Specialists to help you get started in managing your degree plan. To find your local UMUC Education center, please click here
I do not know which programs are available or which program is best for me. How can I get help?
You can simply visit your local UMUC education center and get all the help you need from our dedicated Enrollment Specialists and Academic Advising team to inform you of all your opportunities and resources that will benefit you in your college career. They will be happy to assist you in determining which degree path may be the right one for you. You can also view our wide variety of academic programs here.
I want to apply. How can I get started?
To apply online, please click here.
To apply in person, please visit your local UMUC Education Center for help on the admission process.
For more information in making the transition into a new UMUC student, please read the New Student Checklist.