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Transfer Checklist

Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Education. We recognize the challenges transfer students face in transitioning into a new culture, and celebrate the unique experiences you bring to our academic community. To help ease the transition, we have developed resources and programs designed to support transfer students. Successful transfer students advise you to “actively engage in the university community.” Our FYE courses are a great way to start engaging.

Laila Shishineh
FYE Assistant Director
(410) 455-3737


More information or getting connected can be found here!


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Half the Sky

Before You Begin Your UMBC Experience:

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Review the Academic Pathways that connect with your major interests
Check out the area around UMBC for housing

Orientation Course Selection Day:

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~ Consider registering for a Transfer Seminar (TRS), Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Seminar, or First Year Seminar (FYS). Talk to your advisor about which option is best for you.

checkBox 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

After Your Orientation Course Selection Day:

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~ Half the Sky
by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


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For more information about transfer student opportunities at UMBC: