Begin your academic journey at UMBC with an Academic Transition Program! We recognize the unique experiences of our transfer students in transitioning to a new campus culture, and we celebrate all that you bring to our academic community. Our unique opportunities are open to all new students and include a blend of seminar style courses and co-curricular opportunities that are meant to help you acclimate to the expectations of a research university. These opportunities are all about YOU and YOUR success. Plan to explore all the possibilities with your academic advisor during orientation. We look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Laila M. Shishineh
Before You Begin Your UMBC Experience:
Register for Orientation and Advising
Send your final transcript to the Registrar’s Office
Review the Fall Schedule of Classes online
Review the Academic Pathway that connects with your major interests
Check out the area around UMBC for housing
Register for Fall Classes
~ Consider registering for a Transfer Seminar (TRS), Introduction to the University Seminar (FYE) Seminar, or First Year Seminar (FYS). Talk to your advisor about which option is best for you.
Visit resources on campus, follow up with the Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Financial Aid, and others who can help you.
~ It is important to follow up with how your courses are being transferred