Welcome to RetrieverNation! As a transfer student, you bring tremendous collegiate experience with you, and we know this experience will serve you well as you continue your studies at UMBC. We hope that you will extend beyond your classroom experience and explore all that UMBC has to offer. Below, we have highlighted just a few resources to assist you in your transition and help you make the most of your honors university 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) designed to assist in your transition to the UMBC Community.
Through a coordinated approach and an unwavering commitment to student success, the Academic Success Center fosters a welcoming environment that provides a one-stop opportunity through Academic Policy, Academic Resources, and Academic Advocacy for students to achieve their academic goals and claim their future with a UMBC degree.
If you would like to get involved with undergraduate research or want to learn more about prestigious scholarships 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 a 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