Bachelor's Degree Transfer
Students who matriculate to the University with a bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited college or university will be considered to have satisfied the University's general education requirements, regardless of when the degree was received.
In order to determine if a student has earned a degree, advisors should check the PI screen in SIS to see if Transfer Credit Services has documented the degree.
UMD Policies on students who have already received a Bachelor’s degree
Students who matriculate to the University with a Bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited U.S. college or university will be considered to have satisfied the University's general education requirements, regardless of when the degree was received.
Second Degrees Taken Sequentially: A student who has completed the requirements for, and has received one baccalaureate and who wishes to earn a second degree from the University must satisfactorily complete all of the prescribed requirements for the second degree and enough additional credits so that the total, including all applicable credits earned at the University or elsewhere, is at least 150 credits (180 credits if one of the degrees is in Special Education). At least 18 of the credits applied to one degree must be in course work not applied to the requirements of the other degree program. In no case will a second baccalaureate be awarded to a student who has not completed a minimum of 30 credits in residence at the University.
All candidates for undergraduate degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park must take a minimum of 15 credits in courses numbered 300 or above, including at least 12 credits in the major field.
All candidates for undergraduate degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park must take a minimum of 30 credits in residence. Normally these 30 credits will be the final 30 credits counted toward the degree. However, credits from University-approved study abroad and internship programs, and a maximum of 6 credits that are not part of such programs, may be included in the final 30 if approved in advance by the dean of the academic unit from which the student expects to receive the degree.
US Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
US Bachelor’s degree that is from a non-regionally accredited institution
PLEASE NOTE: International post-baccalaureate degrees must be earned at an institution recognized by that country’s Ministry of Education and must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree before determining if the general education requirements are satisfied.
International degree that is equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree
International degree that is not equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree