Take Advantage of Alliance Program Benefits

Designed specifically for out-of-state students, UMGC's Community College Alliance program allows you to transfer your college credits seamlessly so you can get on the path to earning your bachelor's degree. Our transfer representatives visit each campus regularly to provide you an easy, hassle-free transfer process.

Your Degree Could be Closer Than You Think

  • UMGC accepts up to 70 credits from approved two-year schools and community colleges.
  • UMGC accepts up to 90 credits from approved four-year colleges and universities.
  • UMGC offers dual enrollment options so you can take classes at your community college and UMGC at the same time.

Save $50!

UMGC waives the $50 application fee for undergraduate transfer students enrolled at participating schools.

For you to be eligible for the application fee waiver, the last institution you attended must participate in an alliance with UMGC. When you apply for admission, please include your dates of attendance at the alliance school.

Participating Community Colleges Outside of Maryland

Reach out to one of UMGC’s transfer advisors to plan your individualized transfer pathway for your desired degree program. See if other benefits apply by selecting your community college from the list below.

Alabama
Arizona
  • Central Arizona College
  • Maricopa County Community College District
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Mohave Community College
  • Pima Community College
California
  • California Community College System
    • Allan Hancock College
    • American River College
    • Antelope Valley College
    • Bakersfield College
    • Barstow Community College
    • Berkeley City College
    • Butte College
    • Cabrillo College
    • Cañada College
    • Cerritos College
    • Cerro Coso Community College
    • Chabot College
    • Chaffey College
    • Citrus College
    • City College Of San Francisco
    • Clovis Community College
    • Coastline Community College
    • College Of Alameda
    • College Of Marin
    • College Of San Mateo
    • College Of The Canyons
    • College Of The Desert
    • College Of The Redwoods
    • College Of The Sequoias
    • College Of The Siskiyous
    • Columbia College
    • Compton College
    • Contra Costa College
    • Copper Mountain College
    • Cosumnes River College
    • Crafton Hills College
    • Cuesta College
    • Cuyamaca College
    • Cypress College
    • Deanza College
    • Diablo Valley College
    • East Los Angeles College
    • El Camino College
    • Evergreen Valley College
    • Feather River College
    • Folsom Lake College
    • Foothill College
    • Fresno City College
    • Fullerton College
    • Gavilan College
    • Glendale Community College
    • Golden West College
    • Grossmont College
    • Hartnell College
    • Imperial Valley College
    • Irvine Valley College
    • Lake Tahoe Community College
    • Laney College
    • Las Positas College
    • Lassen College
    • Long Beach City College
    • Los Angeles City College
    • Los Angeles Harbor College
    • Los Angeles Mission College
    • Los Angeles Pierce College
    • Los Angeles Southwest College
    • Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
    • Los Angeles Valley College
    • Los Medanos College
    • Madera College
    • Mendocino College
    • Merced College
    • Merritt College
    • Miracosta College
    • Mission College
    • Modesto Junior College
    • Monterey Peninsula College
    • Moorpark College
    • Moreno Valley College
    • Mtsan Antonio College
    • Mtsan Jacinto College
    • Napa Valley College
    • Norco College
    • Ohlone College
    • Orange Coast College
    • Oxnard College
    • Palo Verde College
    • Palomar College
    • Pasadena City College
    • Porterville College
    • Portmont Coll.
    • Reedley College
    • Rio Hondo College
    • Riverside City College
    • Sacramento City College
    • Saddleback College
    • San Bernardino Valley College
    • San Diego City College
    • San Diego Mesa College
    • San Diego Miramar College
    • San Joaquin Delta College
    • San Jose City College
    • Santa Ana College
    • Santa Barbara City College
    • Santa Monica College
    • Santa Rosa Junior College
    • Santiago Canyon College
    • Shasta College
    • Sierra College
    • Skyline College
    • Solano Community College
    • Southwestern College
    • Taft College
    • Ventura College
    • Victor Valley College
    • West Hills College Coalinga
    • West Hills College Lemoore
    • West Los Angeles College
    • West Valley College
    • Woodland Community College
    • Yuba College
  • City College of San Francisco
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Coastline Community College
  • College of Redwoods
  • Glendale Community College
  • Palomar College
Colorado
  • Pikes Peak Community College
Florida
  • College of the Florida Keys
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Miami Dade College
  • Valencia College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

Georgia
  • Central Georgia Technical College
Hawaii
  • Honolulu Community College
Illinois
  • Harper College
  • Kishwaukee College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

Indiana
  • Ivy Tech Community College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

Iowa
  • Des Moines Area Community College
Kentucky
  • Kentucky Community Technical College System
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

Louisiana
  • Bossier Parish Community College
Michigan
  • Lansing Community College
New Jersey
  • Camden County College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Cumberland County College
  • Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Ocean County College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

New York
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Rockland Community College
North Carolina
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Stanly Community College
Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City Community College
Ohio
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Lakewood University
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Stark State College
Oregon
  • Mt. Hood Community College
Pennsylvania
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Northhampton Community College
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute
South Carolina
  • Aiken Technical College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Central Carolina Technical College
Texas
  • Central Texas College
  • Collin College
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • El Paso Community College
  • Houston Community College System
  • Lone Star College System
  • Tarrant County College
Vermont
  • Community College of Vermont
Virginia
  • Germanna Community College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Tidewater Community College
Washington
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Everett Community College
  • Pierce Community College
West Virginia
  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
Wisconsin
  • Madison Area Technical College
    • Out of State Community College Alliance students, employees and their spouses and dependents qualify for a waiver of the application fee and a 25% discount on out of state tuition for non-specialty programs.

  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Transfer Credits Next Steps

See how easy it is to transfer your credits to UMGC!

FAQs: National Community College Alliances

What are the benefits of the UMGC community college alliance transfer program? +

Benefits of the UMGC alliance transfer program include:

  • Guaranteed admission for qualified students who have graduated with an associate's degree from a community college alliance partner
  • A flexible transfer credit policy that accommodates community college and nontraditional credit
  • Scholarship opportunities for part-­time and full-time students
  • A wide variety of online bachelor's degrees programs designed to articulate with your associate’s degree program
  • A full array of student services, including 24-­hour library assistance, tutors, clubs, and honor societies, accessible online

How do I apply to UMGC as a community college alliance student? +

Complete these steps to apply for admission. A special benefit of being a community college alliance student is the waiver of UMGC’s $50 application fee. Please note that the application fee can only be waived if you have not yet completed an associate degree at a community or technical college.

How many credits can I transfer to UMGC? +

UMGC will accept up to 90 credits from all collegiate schools attended, including applicable military credit. Of the total credits, up to 70 credits may be from a community or technical college. We encourage you to complete an associate’s degree before transferring.

Do I need to ask my community or technical college to send academic transcripts to UMGC? +

After you are admitted to UMGC, you should have your transcript sent from your community or technical college for the purpose of transfer evaluation and advising.

Do I have to complete my associate degree before enrolling at UMGC? +

No, but it may be to your advantage to complete your associate degree first. Graduates from a community or technical college have found the associate degree to be useful in obtaining jobs or promotions while continuing to pursue a bachelor's degree. If you graduated with an associate degree from a Maryland community college, you may be eligible for the Completion Scholarship. Plus, UMGC guarantees admission for qualified students who have graduated with an associate's degree from a community college alliance partner.

If you are interested in enrolling in classes at both your community college and UMGC at the same time, learn more about dual enrollment.

If I am admitted to my community or technical college, am I automatically admitted to UMGC? +

No, you must complete UMGC's online application for admission, separate from the application at your community or technical college. After you are admitted to both UMGC and the community or technical college, you may be dually enrolled.

If I am admitted to UMGC through the alliance, am I also admitted to other University System of Maryland institutions? +

No. The dual admission applies to UMGC and your community college only. Other USM institutions require separate applications for admission.

How are Prior Learning Portfolio credits used in my degree? +

Credits awarded through Portfolio can fulfill major, minor, elective, or general education requirements. However, no more than half the credits for the major and the minor may be earned through Portfolio. Contact your academic advisor to assist you in determining the academic areas in which Portfolio credits might be used best.

If I am currently enrolled at UMGC, can I take additional courses at a community or technical college? +

Whether you can take additional courses from a community college will depend on the number of credits originally transferred to UMGC from a community college.

Which degrees are available online? +

Browse academic programs, the majority of which can be completed entirely online. If an on-site requirement exists, it is specified on each program page.

Which student services are available online? +

A full array of support services is available to you, including advising, registration, admission, financial aid, library assistance, tutors, clubs, honor societies, and 24/7 technical support.

If I am a community college alliance student, which institution will handle my veterans benefits paperwork? +

While you are taking courses from the community college only, they will process your veterans benefits. As soon as you plan to register for your first class at UMGC, contact a veterans advisor at 800-888-8682.

What library resources are available to me as a UMGC student? +

University System of Maryland library services are available to UMGC students. These services include:

  • Accessing databases, many containing full-text articles, available through the UMGC Library
  • Requesting reference assistance by e-mail, phone, or through the UMGC Library
  • Requesting journal articles through interlibrary loan
  • Borrowing books from any USM library and having them delivered to any USM library
  • Accessing the USM online catalog from anywhere with an Internet connection