Bring your credits to UB.

At the University of Baltimore, our specialty is ensuring your credits transfer. UB will accept:

  • up to 63 lower-level (100- and 200-level) credits from a community college
  • up to 70 lower-level credits from a four-year institution
  • up to 70 lower-level credits from a combination of community college and four-year institutional credit
  • up to 20 upper-division credits (300- and 400-level), with the total amount of transfer credits not to exceed 90.

UB will also accept a maximum of 30 credits earned in any combination from one of more of the following sources:

  • acceptable Advanced Placement (AP) examination scores
  • acceptable College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
  • successful completion of International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations
  • acceptable transfer credit for prior learning.

  • Credits and Articulation System for University System of Maryland (ARTSYS)

    UB supports and participates in ARTSYS, an online database for transfer students in the state of Maryland. Through ARTSYS, you can:

    • see which courses to take at your community college
    • see how those courses will transfer
    • produce your own unofficial transcript with course evaluations
    • search for an academic major
    • find additional information regarding scholarships, financial aid and transferring.

    We encourage you to use the system with the help of an academic adviser, either at the community college or at UB. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  • Articulation Agreements with Community Colleges

    We've developed a variety of articulation agreements, or academic partnerships, with community colleges throughout Maryland. These agreements can accelerate your academic career by allowing you more options to transfer courses and complete coursework. If you are enrolled in an articulated program, you should have received an academic advising sheet to walk you through the steps. If not, please contact an academic adviser at your current school.

    More information on articulation agreements.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

    AP credit may be applied toward general education requirements, general electives or, in specific cases, toward a major requirement. A single AP exam may be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a major requirement if both standards are met. A single AP exam may not be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a general elective or both a general elective requirement and a major requirement. If the listed UB equivalency is a general education requirement, the awarded credits may be substituted to satisfy a general elective. Under no circumstances can a single AP exam be awarded more than the number of credits indicated in the table below.

    AP Examinations Minimum Score Credits Awarded UB Equivalency
    Art History 3 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
    Biology* 3 4 Biological and Physical Sciences (Lab) General Education
    Calculus AB 3 3 Mathematics General Education
    Calculus BC 3 3 Mathematics General Education
    Chemistry* 3 4 Biological and Physical Sciences (Lab) General Education
    Chinese Language and Culture 3 3 General Elective
    Computer Science A 3 3 General Elective
    Macroeconomics* 3 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    Microeconomics* 3 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    English Language 3 3 General Elective
    English Literature 3 4 Arts and Humanities General Education
    Environmental Science* 3 4 Biological and Physical Sciences (Lab) General Education
    European History 3 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
    French Language 3 3 General Elective
    German Language 3 3 General Elective
    Comp Government & Politics* 3 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    U.S. Government & Politics* 3 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    Human Geography 3 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    Japanese Language and Culture 3 3 General Elective
    Latin Vergil 3 3 General Elective
    Music Theory 3 3 General Elective
    Physics B* 3 4 Biological and Physical Sciences (Lab) General Education
    Physics C 3 4 Biological and Physical Sciences (Lab) General Education
    Psychology* 3 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    Spanish Language 3 3 General Elective
    Spanish Literature 3 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
    Statistics* 3 3 Mathematics General Education
    Studio Art 3 3 General Elective
    U.S. History 3 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
    World History 3 3 Arts and Humanities General Education

     

    *for the Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology major

    AP Examinations Minimum Score Credits Awarded UB Equivalency
    Biology 4 4 BIOL 121 (Fundamentals of Biology)
    Chemistry 4 3 CHEM 101 (Chemistry and the Modern World)
    Macroeconomics or Microeconomics 4 3 ECON 100 (Economics of Contemporary Issues)
    Environmental Science 4 4 ENVS 221 (Science of the Environment)
    Psychology 4 3 PSYC 100 (Introduction to Psychology)
    Statistics 4 3 MATH 115 (Introductory Statistics)

    for the Forensic Studies major, Forensic Science concentration (transfer students only)

    AP Examinations Minimum Score Credits Awarded UB Equivalency
    Biology 4 4 BIOL 121 (Fundamentals of Biology)
    Chemistry 4 4 Chemistry I (course equivalent not offered at UB)
      5 8 Chemistry I and II (course equivalent not offered at UB)
    Physics B 4 4 Physics I (course equivalent not offered at UB)
      5 8 Physics I and II (course equivalent not offered at UB)

    *for the Government and Public Policy major

    AP Examinations Minimum Score Credits Awarded UB Equivalency
    Comp Government & Politics 4 3 GVPP 210 (Global Politics)
    U.S. Government & Politics 4 3 GVPP 201 (American Government)

    *for the International Studies major

    AP Examinations Minimum Score Credits Awarded UB Equivalency
    Comp Government & Politics 4 3 GVPP 284 (Politics in Comparative Perspective)

    *for the Psychology major

    AP Examinations Minimum Score Credits Awarded UB Equivalency
    Psychology 4 3 PSYC 100 (Introduction to Psychology)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations

    Since CLEP exams are most often taken to fulfill general education and general elective requirements, CLEP scores are accepted for credit before completion of 90 credit hours. Once a student has begun the last 30 credits of study, CLEP scores are no longer accepted for credit. CLEP credit may be applied toward general education requirements, general electives or, in specific cases, toward a major requirement. Under no circumstances can a single CLEP exam be awarded more than the number of credits indicated in the table. A single CLEP exam may be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a major requirement if both standards are met. A single CLEP exam may not be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a general elective or both a general elective requirement and a major requirement. If the listed UB equivalency is a general education requirement, the awarded credits may be substituted to satisfy a general elective.

    CLEP Examinations Minimum Score Credits Awarded UB Equivalency
    American Government 50 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    American Literature 50 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
    Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 3 General Elective
    Biology 50 3 Biological and Physical Sciences (Non-Lab) General Education
    Calculus 50 3 Mathematics General Education MATH 111 (College Algebra)
    Chemistry 50 3 Biological and Physical Sciences (Non-Lab) General Education
    College Algebra 50 3 Mathematics General Education
      59 3 MATH 111 (College Algebra)
    College Composition Modular (with essay) 50 3 English Composition General Education
    College Composition Modular (without essay) 50 3 General Elective
    College Mathematics 50 3 General Elective
    English Literature 50 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
    Financial Accounting 50 3 ACCT 201 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) Financial Accounting may not be acceptable for students intending to take the CPA examination; consult the Accounting Department.
    Foreign Languages—French Language, Levels 1 and 2
    Two Semesters 50 6 General Elective
    Four Semesters 62 12 General Elective
    Foreign Languages—German Language, Levels 1 and 2
    Two Semesters 50 6 General Elective
    Four Semesters 63 12 General Elective
    Foreign Languages—Spanish Language, Levels 1 and 2
    Two Semesters 50 6 General Elective
    Four Semesters 66 12 General Elective
    History of the United States I 50 3 Arts And Humanities General Education
    History of the United States II 50 3 Arts And Humanities General Education
    Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSYC 205 (Human Development)
    Humanities 50 3 General Elective
    Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 3 Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (IT Fluency) General Education
    Introduction to Educational Psychology 52 3 Psychology Major Elective
    Introductory Business Law 56 3 BULA 151 (Business Law I)
    Introductory Psychology 50 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
      58 3 PSYC 100 (Introduction to Psychology)
    Introductory Sociology 50 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
    Natural Sciences 50 3 General Elective
    Precalculus 50 3 Mathematics General Education MATH 111 (College Algebra)
    Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
      53 3 ECON 200 (The Economic Way of Thinking)
    Principles of Management 50 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
      51 3 Business Major Elective
    Principles of Marketing 50 3 General Elective
      53 3 MKTG 301 (Marketing Management) For this exam to satisfy the MKTG 301 requirement in business programs, junior status at the time of the exam is taken and prior approval by the Merrick School of Business Office of the Dean are required.
    Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education
      54 3 ECON 200 (The Economic Way of Thinking)
    Social Sciences and History 50 3 General Elective
    Western Civilization I 50 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
    Western Civilization II 50 3 Arts and Humanities General Education
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations

    Students who have completed higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) courses or the requirements for an IB diploma in high school and who have successfully completed the corresponding IB examinations may be entitled to credit at UB. Students should have official exam scores sent from the International Baccalaureate Organization to UB; the Offices of Admission will review exam scores and determine credits awarded.

  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

    UB awards credit based on scores on the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education regarding the numbers and types of credit awarded for minimum scores. Those who have training or learning experiences as military personnel and would like additional information should contact the Offices of Admission.

  • Transfer Credit for Prior Learning

    The University itself does not grant academic credit for occupational competency/life experience. It will, however, accept such credits, including institutional examination credits, upon transfer when they have been awarded by a regionally accredited academic institution and are documented on an official transcript.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Transfer Admission at 410.837.4777 or transfer@ubalt.edu.

Making the Grade

UB will accept transfer courses with a grade of 'C' or better. Students attending a community college in Maryland can transfer designated general education courses with a grade of 'D.'

Last Published 11/21/14