Choose a Major
Students who decide early on both a major and a transfer college are more likely to graduate on time AND transfer successfully. If you are currently undecided, advisors are here to help you. ACM offers many advising services including:
Visit the Advising Center or call 301-784-5654 to schedule an advising session.
Select a Transfer College
With nearly 3,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. to choose from, selecting a transfer college can be a challenge. Each college has its specific setting and set of educational opportunities, along with graduation requirements and transfer credit policies. When looking at colleges that offer your major, also consider the following characteristics.
College Search Links
Try one or more of these free sites to search for potential colleges and universities.
Other College Search Links
Campus Transfer Coordinators
Transfer advisors are available to assist with the selection of colleges and education planning.
Call your campus Coordinator to schedule an advising session.
Develop and Monitor Your Educational Plan
Careful planning is critical to ensure both graduation from ACM and a smooth transfer to another college or university. You should develop an educational plan which includes both general education requirements and course requirements in your intended major. Consult the Advising Center to establish an educational plan..
Students can monitor their progress toward graduation on Self-Service. Students with specific transfer plans should also consult the Advising Center ensure that they are meeting both the ACM graduation requirements and recommended transfer requirements.
Apply for Admission
Application deadlines vary by institution, so students should consult the admissions office of the transfer college. Generally, students who plan to transfer in the fall should apply between October 1 and March 1, while spring transfer should apply between September 1 and October 15. In Maryland, March 1 is an important deadline for state financial aid and scholarships.
Complete the Transfer Process
Once, accepted, transfer colleges may request additional information, including health records and proof of vaccinations. All will require a final ACM transcript.