Although you are officially a part of our #RetrieverNation, we understand that transfer students bring a whole set of experiences and needs for support in their transition to UMBC.
Your voices have been heard, and we are here to help! The following four offices are ready to assist you in developing the skills and relationships needed to make the most out of your UMBC experience.
OCSS coordinates the Transfer Student Network (TSN). TSN hosts events throughout the semester and is a great place to connect with other transfer students. The OCSS staff are great resources for helping you get involved in leadership roles across campus!
AETP is a great office to connect with if you want to ensure that you are on an Academic Pathway that works for you, or are trying to figure out a plan to make the most of your UMBC experience. AETP staff members enjoy hearing transfer students’ individual stories and learning about their goals and priorities. If you are a first-year transfer student, you may want to consider taking a Transfer Student Seminar (TRS) specifically designed to assist in your transition to the UMBC Community.
If you would like to get involved with undergraduate research, or want to learn more about prestigious scholarship such as the Rhodes, Truman and Marshall scholarships, stop by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Workshops are available to all students who need getting started with their research.
The Career Center is the place to go if you would like to connect with internship opportunities (many of which connect to our 70,000-strong global alumni community). The Career Center can assist you in putting together or refining your resume to start your internship search. They can also help you find an on-campus job, a summer position, or a permanent job after graduation.
The Shriver Center can connect you with Service Learning experiences throughout the Baltimore area. Volunteering is an important way to give back, but also can be a great achievement to highlight on a resume.
THREE HELPFUL TIPS
1. Start connecting with UMBC faculty, staff, and fellow students. Create your UMBC network.
2. Think about how you can build on the activities and experiences you participated in at your previous institution.
3. Be open to fellow students who want to connect and network with you to learn about your experiences.
If you have completed 15 or more credits at community college and have not completed your Associate’s degree, we encourage you to explore our Credit When It’s Due Initiative to learn more about the reverse awarding of the Associate’s degree:
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS AT UMBC
CAMPUS VOTE PROJECT
One of the biggest barriers for students to register and vote is the lack of understanding of registration deadlines, where to register (their home or school address), ID requirements, and other information on voting. The Campus Vote Project has developed state-specific guides to help students understand their rights and how to register and cast a ballot in their school or home community.