Transfer students should expect to be treated as a native student (someone who started their college experience at the school). For transfer to another Maryland college or university, a student's rights are clearly described under Student Rights and Responsibilities. For other states, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling publishes the following rights and responsibilities:
When Applying to Transfer from one College or University to Another, You Have Rights:
When You Are Offered Admission:
When You Apply to Transfer from one College or University to Another, You Have Responsibilities:
Before You Apply:
You have the responsibility to research and understand the transfer policies and procedures of each college and university to which you plan to apply, including admission, financial aid, scholarships and housing. This includes being aware of any deadlines, restrictions and other transfer criteria. You also have to be sure that you understand the policies of each college or university regarding deposits that you may be required to make before you enroll.
As You Apply:
You must complete all materials required for application and submit your application materials on or before the published deadlines. You should be the sole author of your applications.
After You Receive Your Admission Decisions:
You must notify each college or university which accepts you whether you are accepting
or rejecting its offer. You should make these notifications as soon as you have made
a final decision as to the college you wish to attend.
You may confirm your intention to enroll and, if required, submit a deposit to only one college or university. The exception to this arises if you are placed on a wait list by a college or university and are later admitted to that in situation. You may accept the offer and send a deposit. However, you must immediately notify a college or university at which you previously indicated your intention to enroll.
If you think your rights as a transfer applicant have been denied, you should contact the college or university immediately to request additional information. In addition, you should notify: NACAC, 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818. NACAC will notify the president of the NACAC state or regional affiliation who will initiate an investigation of your complaint.
If you would like a copy of a Transfer Rights brochure, contact the NACAC national office:
Transfer Students' Rights and Responsibilities
c/o National Association for
College Admission Counseling
1631 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2818
FAX (703) 836-8015