Apply for Admission
- A. Complete an Application
Most applications are available online on the transfer college’s homepage. If the application is not easily found, click on the Admissions or Prospective/Future Student buttons or do a search. Here are few local links to applications:
Frostburg State University (http://gobobcats.frostburg.edu/appentry.htm)
West Virginia University (http://apply.wvu.edu/applyNow)
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (http://ship.edu/admissions/apply/)
University of Maryland, College Park (http://www.admissions.umd.edu/)
Shepherd University (http://unexpected.shepherd.edu/admweb/unexpected/apply.html)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (http://www.iup.edu/applynow/default.aspx)
In some instances, a paper application may be recommended. Colleges may have special offers to waive the application fee. Students should call the transfer institution’s admission office to inquire.
- B. Request a Current ACM Transcript
At the time a student applies, the transfer school will need a current academic transcript from ACM and one from any other college attended. Transcripts may be requested through the ACM Admissions/Registration Office or by completing the electronic form at http://www.allegany.edu/x117.xml. A nominal fee is charged for each transcript requested.
For a first semester student, the ACM transcript will be blank, so a student will need to request a transcript be sent at the end of the semester. Likewise if the current semester is nearly completed, it is best to request that a transcript be sent at the end of the semester. ACM will not release transcripts for students who owe an obligation to the college. The obligation may be an unpaid bill, overdue book at the library, or a bill or fine from campus housing.
The ACM Admissions/Registration Office cannot forward transcripts from high schools, other colleges, or credit by exam (such as CLEP) to another college. This information must come from the original source.
- C. Complete the FAFSA
Students who plan to apply for financial aid at the transfer school should request that the FAFSA information be forwarded to the new school. To add a college to a FAFSA list (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/fotwfaq14.htm ), students may use the FAFSA username and password to access your financial records and enter the code for the new college. For assistance, students should visit the ACM Financial Aid Office.
- D. Apply for Scholarships
Financial Aid Search Programs
When applying for scholarships, students should be aware of deadlines and carefully follow the instructions. A transfer advisor or ACM academic advisor can help you prepare the documentation. The ACM Writing Center can assist with the essays and proofreading of the final draft. Also be aware that most scholarships are geared toward fall transfers. Few scholarships are available for transfers in the spring. The following are some FREE financial aid search programs.
http://www.finaid.org - A "free, comprehensive, independent & objective guide to financial aid." This extensive page lists several scholarship search programs, instructions for the federal form, information on loans and lenders, and college planning sites. The site also includes a free "Financial Aid Estimation Form," which allows parents/students to enter data to estimate aid qualifications.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov - Students/parents who are going to file a free Federal Financial Aid Form can do so online through this address. It may be helpful to fill out the standard form prior to filling it out on-line as tax records must be used to complete the form. NOTE: The FAFSA Code # for Allegany College is 002057.
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/Students- This site gives detailed information from the US government regarding colleges and financial aid information.
http://www.studentservices.com - Free scholarship information, sorted by major.
http://www.freschinfo.com - A private page full of links to scholarships and college information.
http://www.scholarship-page.com - Browse scholarships, search for scholarships, and helpful links.
www.uncf.org - The United Negro College Fund.
http://www.aauw.org/3000/felgrawa.html - Fellowships, grants, and awards by the American Association of University Women.
http://www.hispanicfund.org - Scholarship information for Hispanic students.
http://www.iefa.org/public/search.html - Scholarship search for international students.
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/index.asp - The MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION offers these programs for Maryland residents. This site offers descriptions of programs, eligibility and the application process.
www.marylandmentor.org - The mentor website offer a variety of Maryland and National sources of financial aid and scholarship.
Special Transfer Scholarships
This section provides information about special scholarships. Additionally, students should contact the Financial Aid Office of each institution to which they plan to apply for more transfer scholarship information.
Boren Scholarship – This scholarship provides support for U.S. undergraduates who are studying abroad.
Transfer Scholarship Guide for MD Community College Students
This guide assists transfer students in identifying and obtaining scholarships at four-year institutions and is produced by the Maryland Community College Financial Aid Directors with support from Sallie Mae, Inc., and cooperation from the Office of Student Financial Assistance (Maryland Higher Education Commission), and Maryland Association of Community Colleges. The information in the guide was provided by four-year institutions and is subject to change. If a school is not listed in the guide, contact the Admissions or Financial Aid Office at that school directly to ask about transfer scholarships.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
Frostburg State University Scholarships
Frostburg State University offers a variety of institutional and departmental scholarships. The amounts of these awards vary, and each has its own set of requirements that must meet in order to be eligible. Several scholarships are for transfer students only, and a few are specifically for Allegany College of Maryland transfer students.
Frostburg State University Transfer Scholarship
Maryland community college graduates who complete a transfer program or selected career program with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average are automatically awarded a scholarship equivalent to half of the in-state tuition at FSU. Call the FSU Admissions Office at 301-687-4201 for more information.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
The mission of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. They focus in particular on scholarships for outstanding individuals with financial need. Undergraduate Transfer This program awards scholarships worth up to $30,000 each to students and recent alumni from community colleges or two-year institutions who will pursue bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions.
University System of Maryland - Regents Scholarships - for the following institutions: University of Maryland, Baltimore (Professional Schools); University of Maryland, College Park; Bowie State University; Towson University; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Coppin State College; Frostburg State University; Salisbury University; University of Baltimore; University of Maryland University College; University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). The Regents offers a variety of scholarships; many cover the full cost of attending of one of the above schools.
Morris K. Udall Foundation – Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who are pursuing careers related to the environment, including science, educations, engineering, and social science fields.
Teach Grant/Loan Program - The Federal Government recently implemented a TEACH grant program for students preparing to become teachers. Students must meet all qualifications and agree to teach. For those students in the program who do not satisfy the requirements, the grant will be converted to a low interest loan. Visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp for more information.
Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship – The University of Maryland, College Park offers scholarships for transfer students. This highly competitive scholarship awards full or partial tuition for up to four consecutive semesters to especially talented students. Applicants must be Maryland residents who are transferring from a Maryland Community College.