Students can transfer to UB from another four-year institution.
The University of Baltimore isn't just for community college transfer students - in fact, almost half our students transfer from another four-year institution. Students transfer to the University of Baltimore for a number of reasons, including our excellent cost and scholarship opportunities, our location, the unique programs we offer, and our flexible schedules.
Will you transfer my credits?
Yes! UB will transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year institution: up to 70 at the 100- and 200-level, and up to 90 credits if you have earned 300- or 400-level coursework. What transfers, and how it applies, depends on what courses you took, what major you are interested in, and what grade you earned in the class. Check out our TES system to see how your credits may transfer.
Regardless of how many credits we transfer, you will still need to meet our graduation requirements (general education, major requirements, and electives) and our 30-credit residency requirement.
How do I apply?
All transfer students (with 30 credits or more) need to submit the UB admission application, the Maryland Residency Form, official transcripts from all previously attended institutions, and the $35 application fee (which can be waived; contact an admission counselor for details.) Learn more on our apply now page.
Do you offer programs online, in the evenings, and in other formats?
We offer evening, daytime, online, and weekend classes, as well as fully online programs. Courses delivery is decided by the individual major, so it's important to speak with your academic adviser about opportunities. You can often talk to an adviser during one of our many admission events.
We also offer two undergraduate programs at the Universities at Shady Grove, in Rockville, Maryland, which may be of interest to you.
Am I eligible for scholarships?
Yes! We award merit-based scholarships based on your cumulative G.P.A. and the number of credits you have earned, regardless of where the credits come from.
How do you support transfer students?
Since most of our undergraduate students have transferred, we provide opportunities and support specifically for you. We offer a transfer orientation, student clubs and organizations, tutoring, mentoring, and more though our Rosenberg Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion. Transfer students are eligible to enroll in the Helen P. Denit Honors Program, to participate in internships and research opportunities, and to take part of our accelerated graduate programs.
Do you offer credit for prior learning?
We accept credits earned via exam, like CLEP and DSST, and we award credit for both Military Occupation and Service. In the immediate future, we will also be offering credit by portfolio and for recognized credentials. Learn more by viewing our prior learning web page.
How can I learn more?
Speak to your designated admission counselor to learn more. Counselors are available to meet via appointment, on the phone, or via email.