University of Maryland, College Park

Pre-Transfer Advising for Montgomery College

Leslie Lindeman

Program Manager

Learn more about Leslie

Yenti Sunarto

Program Manager

Learn more about Yenti


UMD Pre-Transfer Advising for MC

Do you need help planning for transfer to the University of Maryland, College Park?

UMD Program Managers are available for individual pre-transfer advising sessions via email, phone, or Zoom to help students with:

Pre-Transfer Advising is open to all students who are interested in a program offered at the College Park campus location.  It's never too early to meet with Leslie or Yenti to develop your plan!

Please note, most UMD courses are offered in-person and not online.

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Prepare for a Pre-Transfer Advising Appointment

There are two ways to schedule an appointment: 

Once you've scheduled your appointment:

Need to cancel or reschedule your appointment?  Follow the instructions in your confirmation email.

Profile of a Competitive Transfer Applicant

In order to be a competitive candidate for transfer to College Park, students are encouraged to do the following before applying for admission​ by an early action transfer deadline:

Questions about the admissions process?  Please email

Check out the benefits of earning an associate's degree prior to transfer!

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Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP)

The Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) provides a pathway for MC students to earn a bachelor's degree at UMD.

Students who participate in MTAP may take discounted courses at UMD in the summer/winter and are guaranteed admission to the university upon successful completion of the program and submission of a transfer application by an early action application deadline.

Questions about the program?  View this video and email

Limited Enrollment Programs (LEPs)

Limited Enrollment Programs (LEPs) at UMD are majors that have specific gateway course and GPA requirements for admission

See suggested MC courses for some popular LEP and non-LEP majors in the Google Slides.  Please keep in mind, the information is unofficial.  Ultimately, the department for your major at UMD will do an official evaluation of your transfer credits and make any decisions about potential requirement exemptions or course substitutions. 

Navigating the Transfer Course Database

UMD has a Transfer Course Database where you can look up courses taken at MC (and other colleges and universities) to determine if/how your credits may be accepted.  You can view this video for instructions on how to use the database or you can follow this step by step guide.

Do you have Advanced Placement (AP) scores or other credits for prior learning?  Be sure to review UMD's charts as the credit awarded may differ from MC

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Applying to Transfer

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with any questions about your chances of admission, the online application, application deadlines, transcripts, transfer scholarships, etc.  You can email them at using the subject line: Transfer Student Inquiry from Montgomery College.

Want to see tips for completing the application through the StandOut Admissions Network?  Review this infographic