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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017


Permission to Enroll at Another Institution

Obtaining Permission to Enroll at Another Institution (Transfer Credit)

Undergraduate students already enrolled at the University of Maryland must obtain permission prior to taking courses at another institution using the following forms:

  • Permission to Enroll at Another Institution (PTE) form must be submitted to, and approved by, the advising college prior to enrolling at another U.S. institution. This form is available online at www.registrar.umd.edu/petitions-forms/PermissionToEnroll.html or in the student’s advising college office.
  • Permission to Study Abroad (PSA) form must be submitted to, and approved by, the advising college prior to enrolling at an International Institution. This form is available through the Education Abroad office ( http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad ).

This permission is required for courses taken away from the University of Maryland in all semesters, summer and winter term. Failure to obtain permission prior to enrolling in course(s) away from the University of Maryland may result in the course not being accepted for transfer by the university and/or applied to degree requirements.

Upon completion of the course(s), the student must request an official sealed transcript be sent from the institution they attended to the University of Maryland.

The student and advisor will work together to decide how the transfer course(s) are applicable to the student’s degree program. The title of course, term in which the course was taken and the number of transfer credits awarded will be noted on the student’s official transcript; but the grade earned will not be displayed. Grades from transferred courses are not included in the University of Maryland grade point average calculation.

Questions regarding Courses Taken at Another Institution (Transfer Credit) should be directed to the student’s advising college: www. transfercredit.umd.edu/advcollege.html . 

Courses Taken at Other University of Maryland Institutions

For students who began their attendance at the University of Maryland in Fall 1989 or later, all course work taken at any University System of Maryland institution will be posted as transfer credit. For all students who attended the University of Maryland prior to Fall 1989, courses taken at another University System of Maryland institution (UMBC, UMAB, UMES, UMUC) prior to Fall 1989 will be included in the cumulative GPA. Courses taken at any other institution may not be credited toward a degree without advance approval.

For information about Consortium or Inter-Institutional Programs, please see Chapter 4 – Registration, Courses at Other Institutions.

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