Transfer R​esources

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My Transfer Plan

is a booklet that will guide you through the transfer process and assist you in navigating the information on this website. You can print this booklet or pick up a copy in the Career & Transfer Center.

 


Searching for a College

 

Things to Consider


If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, there are several factors you should consider:

Academic Offerings 

 • Is the major or degree program you're interested in available?

Cost

 • Is the cost of attendance within reason for you? Does the college participate in financial aid or offer scholarships?

Admission Requirements
 • Do you meet the admission requirements for the college? Does the major or degree program you're interested in have additional admission requirements?

Accreditation
 • Is the institution accredited by a regional accreditation board?

Quality of Education
 • Does the program or institution have a good reputation for providing high quality educational experiences?

Student Support Services
 • Are adequate and high quality student services available?


Tips for Finding Your College Match Handout

Resources

Here are some helpful resources to assist you in locating colleges with the criteria you require:

For Colleges Throughout the US

 

 
For Maryland Colleges

 
Online Programs


 Find the right four-year school for you based on important criteria (like major, location, size). Use helpful online search engines.

  • Transferring Credits
    Learn about the factors that affect how courses transfer so that you can carefully plan your courses. Use transfer credit databases to determine how your FCC courses will transfer to Maryland and other area colleges.

  • Transfer Articulation Agreements
    See a list of partnership agreements that FCC has with other colleges and universities.

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
    Learn about the different types of financial assistance and link to transfer scholarship information for specific four-year schools.

  • Transfer FAQs


It’s a good idea to contact an academic advisor  for help finding a degree program and selecting the appropriate FCC courses for you.

 

Transferring Credits


One of the most frequently asked questions from students considering transfer schools is "Will my credits transfer?" With careful planning and a little research, you can increase the likelihood of the answer to this question being "Yes."

Important Factors


Here are some of the most important factors influencing transfer of credits:

 • General Education or Core Requirements
Each college establishes its own general education requirements — requirements that form the foundation of a student's academic experience at that institution. By selecting a transfer school early, you can better select courses that will satisfy your transfer school's general education requirements. General education courses taken at FCC will be accepted as general education at Maryland four-year public colleges, but that is not necessarily to case with Maryland private colleges or out-of-state colleges. This is why early planning is so important.

 • Major Requirements
Every academic degree offered by an institution consists of both general education requirements and specific courses required for that particular major. Deciding on a major early can ensure that you select the most appropriate courses for your intended major.

 • Maximum Transfer Credits
Each college determines the maximum number of credits from a community college they will accept in transfer. Often this maximum is 60 credits, which is half of the number of credits required for a bachelor's degree. However, some schools offer greater flexibility and accept a higher number of credits. Be sure to research the maximum number of credits a college accepts to help ensure that every credit counts.

 • Out-of-State Colleges/Universities 
Transferring to an out-of-state college requires more planning, and since out-of-state colleges are often not as familiar with our courses as other Maryland schools, it may require a bit of guess work and direct communication with the four-year school to determine the most appropriate courses to take while at FCC. Meeting with an FCC transfer counselor can be a good first step, but also visit the college's website to learn about course requirements, and make contact with a transfer admission staff person at that school for assistance.

Check for Yourself

Use ARTSYS, an online articulation program, to check the transferability of your FCC credits to the following Maryland colleges:

 • Bowie State University
 • Capitol College
 • College of Notre Dame of Maryland
 • Coppin State University
 • Frostburg State University
 • Goucher College
 • Hood College
 • McDaniel College
 • Morgan State University
 • Salisbury University
 • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
 • Stevenson University
 • Towson University
 • University of Baltimore
 • University of Maryland Baltimore
 • University of Maryland Baltimore County
 • University of Maryland College Park
 • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
 • University of Maryland University College
 • Washington College

Here are some other area colleges with their own online transfer equivalency databases:

 • Penn State University
 • Shepherd University
 • Shippensburg University
 • University of Maryland College Park
 • Virginia Tech

FCC also has many Transfer Articulation Agreements that involve curriculum guides that show what courses students can take at FCC to fulfill major program requirements at particular four-year colleges.  Below is a list of those articulation agreements. 


Transfer Articulation Agreements


To assist students in transferring, FCC has articulation (transfer) agreements with a variety of institutions. The agreements generally maximize the number of credits students will be able to transfer from FCC by detailing required curricula policies that result in a smooth transition from one institution to the other.

*Maryland Public Institutions - The state of Maryland's computerized articulation system, called ARTSYS, outlines individual course equivalencies and recommended transfer programs for a variety of majors offered by all Maryland Public Institutions and a number of private institutions. Students can access ARTSYS at http://artweb.usmd.edu. 


American Public University (Online) - Allows concurrent enrollment at FCC while completing a bachelor's degree. Students are awarded block transfer of credits at the time of AA completion.

Ashford University (Online) - Students completing the AA or AS will satisfy all lower division general education requirements at Ashford.

Capella University (Online) - Allows concurrent enrollment at FCC while completing a bachelor's degree.

Charter Oaks (Online) - Program articulation for AAS in Emergency Management to the COSC concentration in Public Safety Administration.

Frostburg State University - Dual Admission agreement to provide seamless enrollment to FSU and access services offered on the main campus of FSU or at the Hagerstown Campus while enrolled at FCC. Program articulation for AA in Criminal Justice to Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies (BTPS) in Criminal Justice, and for the AS in Nursing to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
 


Governors State University (Online) - Students who are dually enrolled at FCC and GSU can transfer up to 80 credits from FCC.



Hood College - Program articulation for AAS in Bioprocessing Technology to BS in Biology.


Johnson & Wales - Program articulation for AAS in Culinary Arts & Supervision to BS in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management.

FCC AAS to Johnson & Wales BS in Culinary
 
Kaplan University (Online) - Facilitates the
transfer of FCC degrees to baccalaureate programs at Kaplan. Students may also be eligible for tuition reduction. For more information, click on the links below and contact Steve Shinham at 301-258-3804: 


 
Rockville Site

• List of Programs
• Steps for Transfer
• View video

 
Mid-Maryland Healthcare Consortium - Enrollment and in-county tuition benefits for students interested in the following health programs not offered at FCC: AAS in Physical Therapy at Carroll Community College, AAS in Cardiovascular Technology at Howard Community College, and AAS in Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic at Howard Community College.

Mount St. Mary's University - Program articulation for AAS in Police Science to BA in Criminal Justice.



Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Online) - Program articulation for AAS in Emergency Management to BS in Unified Public Safety Administration. 

Pennsylvania College of Technology - Program articulation for AAS to Bachelor's in Construction Management.



Salisbury University - Program articulation for AA in Human Services: Social Work Transfer Option, AA in Psychology, and AA in Sociology to BA in Social Work. The Social Work program is offered in Hagerstown, as well as on Salisbury's main campus.
 

• Salisbury AA Human Services
• Salisbury AA Psychology
• Salisbury AA in Sociology

 
Shepherd University - Dual admission agreement with special advising at FCC and tuition reduction when students continue their study at Shepherd. Students must complete at least 30 credits at FCC to be eligible.
 
Shippensburg University - Dual admission agreement with tuition reduction when students continue their study at Shippensburg. Students must apply for dual admission prior to completing 30 credits at FCC.



Stratford University - Facilitates the 
transfer of the AAS in Culinary Arts & Supervision to complete the Bachelor in Arts in Culinary Management.

Stevenson University - Program articulation for the AAS in Bioprocessing to Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, AA in Human Services to Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and AS in Pre-Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
 

• FCC AAS in Bioprocessing to BS
• FCC AA in Human Services to BS
• FCC AS in Pre-Nursing to BSN


Strayer University - Institution with evening, weekend and online delivery of courses. Students completing the AA or AS will satisfy all lower division general education requirements at Strayer, and can transfer in up to 84 credits.

Towson UniversityProgram articulation for AA in Digital Media Design to Bachelor of Science in Film/Video/Digital Media Concentration, and AAS in any of our Allied Health Programs to Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies (BTPS) in Allied Health.


Universities at Hagerstown - Program articulation agreements for some of the majors offered by Frostburg, Salisbury, Towson and UMUC on the Hagerstown campus. Course offerings are primarily late afternoon and evening.

Universities at Shady Grove - Program articulation agreements for some of the majors offered by Salisbury, Towson, University of Baltimore, UMB, UMBC, UMCP, UMES and UMUC on the Shady Grove campus. Course offerings are primarily during the day.

University of Baltimore - Program articulation for  AAS in Nuclear Medicine, AAS in Respiratory Therapy, and AAS in Surgical Technology to Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management. The Health Systems Management program is offered in Shady Grove, as well as on University of Baltimore's main campus.



UMUC Alliance Program - Dual admission and program articulation from associate to bachelor degree for over 40 majors offered online and on campuses in Hagerstown, Shady Grove and Adelphi.

University of Phoenix (Online) - University of Phoenix (Online) - Agreement which provides a course transfer guide and tuition reduction upon admission to students completing an AA.
 
Wilson College - General agreement which provides increased accessibility for admission, registration and financial aid, and the recognition of FCC general education.


Financial Aid/Scholarships


A variety of programs are available to students to help defray the costs of higher learning. Financial assistance falls into three general categories: scholarships, federal aid, and state aid.

 
Federal Financial Aid

Two general types of assistance are available: Pell grants and student loans.

The Pell Grant

This program provides grants to eligible full-and part-time students. Eligibility is determined by a formula established by the government and based on information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (link to https://www.fafsa.ed.gov )(FAFSA), which students must submit. Unlike student loans, Pell grants do not require repayment by the student.

Student Loans 

This program provides low interest, long-term loans offered by the federal government and various state banking agencies. Students qualify for these loans by demonstrating financial need through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (link to https://www.fafsa.ed.gov ) (FAFSA). Generally students must begin to repay the loans within six months of completing their schooling.
 
State Aid

Through the State Scholarship Administration ,  the State of Maryland provides a number of scholarship and grant opportunities to Maryland residents to further their education beyond high school. In addition, tuition tax credits for eligible families can help offset the cost of a college education.

Scholarships

Colleges and universities, as well as individual organizations, offer scholarships and grants to help pay the cost of higher education.
MARYLAND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS & APPLICATIONS
 The State of Maryland provides a number of scholarship and grant opportunities to Maryland residents to further their education beyond high school. In particular, the programs listed below are available to community college students transferring to four-year colleges.

University System of Maryland Regents Scholars Program
 The Regents Scholarships will provide financial assistance to exceptional community college students earning the Associates Degree or 56 credits. The awards are for the full cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees as well as living expenses (comparable to on-campus room and board) and a book stipend for students attending on a full-time basis. There is one scholarship designated for a part-time student. For some scholarships, students must demonstrate financial need. By maintaining the appropriate academic standing, the Regents Scholars may receive this generous support for two years (four semesters).

MARYLAND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS & APPLICATIONS
The State of Maryland provides a number of scholarship and grant opportunities to Maryland residents to further their education beyond high school. In particular, the programs listed below are available to community college students transferring to four-year colleges.

University System of Maryland Regents Scholars Program
The Regents Scholarships will provide financial assistance to exceptional community college students earning the Associates Degree or 56 credits. The awards are for the full cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees as well as living expenses (comparable to on-campus room and board) and a book stipend for students attending on a full-time basis. There is one scholarship designated for a part-time student. For some scholarships, students must demonstrate financial need. By maintaining the appropriate academic standing, the Regents Scholars may receive this generous support for two years (four semesters).
 
Transfer Scholarship Websites for State and Local Colleges

Bowie State University 
Coppin State University 
Frostburg State University 
Hood College 
Morgan State University 
Mount Saint Mary's University 
Salisbury University
Shepherd University 
Towson University 
University of Baltimore 
UMBC 
University of Maryland 
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 
University of Maryland University College 
 
Other Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Frederick County
 
The Community Foundation has over 100 scholarship opportunities available in a wide variety of academic disciplines.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you may be eligible for a national PTK scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program
This is the largest scholarship offered in the US to community college transfer students. Students across the country compete for approximately 50 scholarships. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the final two to three years of the baccalaureate degree. The maximum available per student is $30,000 per year.


For Transfer Representatives


On Campus Recruitment
FCC's Career and Transfer Center invites area four-year college transfer admissions representatives to visit our campus to do on-site recruiting. Our on-campus recruiting space is located in our Classroom and Student Center. If you are interested in participating in program, please let us know by contacting our office by phone at 301.846.2594 or by email at transfercenter@frederick.edu to check availability and to schedule a visit.


One-on-One Advising
Each semester, FCC's Career and Transfer Center hosts visiting transfer advisors from several MD four-year colleges for one-on-one appointments with FCC students to assist them in their transfer planning and preparation for admission to these specific schools. If you are interested in more information about this unique opportunity for our students, please contact our office by phone at 301.846.2594 or by email at transfercenter@frederick.edu.

 

 

 

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Career & Transfer Center
Location: J-201
Phone: 301.846.2594

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday & Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m


Career & Transfer Staff

Lorraine Dodson, Director

Marsha Mason-Sowell,
Transfer Services Counselor

Beth Reilly,
Career Services Counselor

Shelby Carmon
Office Manager