Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Transfer Information

Start any Bachelor’s Degree at Carroll

Carroll Community College courses transfer! Carroll makes every effort to maintain current and accurate transfer information; however, students should always verify information with the intended transfer school. Students may find information about transferring in Maryland at artsys.usmd.edu and https://www.carrollcc.edu/resources/advising-class-support/transfer-from-carroll/. Please consult your dediated advisor to plan a program of study at Carroll that will transfer to the college of your choice. Students who do not utilize these transfer resources are at risk of losing credits in transfer.

Transfer of Credits

A student who plans to transfer to a four-year college or university must meet the requirements of that institution. Colleges vary widely in their freshman and sophomore requirements. Students are advised to become acquainted with the course requirements of the institution to which they expect to transfer. Academic advisors will help students plan their schedules to meet these requirements so that credits are not lost in transfer. Students are responsible for seeing that they take the courses necessary for junior-status admission to their chosen four-year college.

Transfer to Other Maryland Institutions of Higher Education

Special transfer policies have been developed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) for community college students transferring to other Maryland institutions of public higher education. This policy allows for uninterrupted progress of the student from one institution to another. Maximum transfer of college-level credits is assured, and transfer students are to be governed by the same academic rules and regulations as apply to native students (students originally enrolled at the four-year college). While there may be additional General Education courses (or specific courses required), by state agreement, Carroll’s General Education courses will transfer to Maryland State 4-year institutions and will be accepted toward their General Education course requirements. Students planning to transfer within Maryland should consult ARTSYS or an academic advisor in the Advising and Transfer Center.

An overall grade point average of 2.000 will be assumed as one standard for admission and will be computed on grades received at all institutions attended unless the student presents an Associate of Arts, Associate of Sciences, or Associate of Applied Sciences degree, which guarantees admission on a space-available basis. Certain programs of study require higher grade point averages or may have other selective admissions criteria. Credits transferred from a community college shall normally be limited to approximately one half the bachelor’s degree requirements but in no case more than 70 credits.


During the last term at Carroll Community College, request that official transcripts be sent to potential transfer institutions. A $5.00 fee is required for this service. It is advisable to send transcripts reflecting courses and grades earned to date, as well as a completed transcript when the term ends. If you are graduating, please wait until your degree is posted. Transcripts are sent in real time. Preview your transcript on the Lynx portal, scroll down to “unofficial transcript with GPA.” Visit www.carrollcc.edu/transcript for directions or visit the Records Office, room A112.

Articulation Agreements

ARTSYS: University System of Maryland and More…

ARTSYS, at artsys.usmd.edu, is an online system created to help students from Maryland community colleges transfer to most programs in the University System of Maryland and other participating four-year institutions. Through ARTSYS, Carroll Community College maintains articulation (transfer) agreements with the following colleges and universities:

  • Bowie State University
  • Capitol College
  • Coppin State University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Goucher College
  • Hood College
  • McDaniel College
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Salisbury University
  • Saint Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Stevenson University
  • Towson University
  • Universities at Shady Grove
  • 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 Global Campus
  • University System of Maryland (Hagerstown)
  • Washington College

The State policies regarding transfer can be found in the College Regulations and Policies . By Maryland law, General Education courses will transfer as General Education to any of our Maryland State public colleges and universities.

Carroll’s Special Transfer Agreements

In addition to agreements with the above colleges and universities, Carroll Community College maintains special agreements with a variety of schools. The updated list can be found at www.carrollcc.edu/resources/advising-class-support/transfer-from-carroll/

Free Course at Hood College

Carroll Community College students have an opportunity to take a free course at Hood College every fall, spring, and summer term. See an academic advisor for information. Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must be enrolled as a full-time student at Carroll Community College.
  • Course prerequisites must be met.
  • The exchange course must not be available at Carroll Community College during the chosen term.

Dual Admissions at McDaniel College

Carroll Community College students who plan to transfer to McDaniel college are encourated to take advantage of the Dual Admissions agreement. You can enroll in this program up to 30 completed credits.  This agreement will ensure you have a seamless transfer to McDaniel including access to a McDaniel advisor during your time at Carroll, the ability to take two J-term classes at the Carroll rate, the opportunity to register for McDaniel classes with other rising juniors and a scholarship. Please see the advising office for more infomration and details. 

Reduced-Price Course at McDaniel College

Carroll Community College students have a one-time opportunity to take a course at McDaniel College for the price of a Carroll course. See an academic advisor for information. Eligibility requirements:

  • Students must have earned at least 24 credits with a minimum 2.500 Carroll GPA
  • Student must be enrolled in at least nine credits during the chosen term.
  • Each student will be allowed one course.

In addition to the one course outlined above, Carroll students may take specific music courses at McDaniel at the Carroll in-county price. See Eric McCullough, Program Director of Music, or an academic advisor for more information.

Maryland Education Alliance (MEA)

The Maryland Education Alliance (MEA) is a collaboration between several community colleges in Maryland, designed to share resources and create more opportunities for students across the state of Maryland. Students enrolled in participating institutions have streamlined access to several degree programs that might not be offered at their home (county) community college. The MEA creates pathways for students to complete these programs of study.

Participating community colleges include Anne Arundel Community College, Carroll Community College, Cecil College, Chesapeake College, College of Southern Maryland, Harford Community College and Prince George’s Community College.

Programs currently available to Carroll students include:

Work with advisors at Carroll to prepare to apply to an MEA program. Compete the first year of study/degree at their home community college and then apply for admission to the specific program offered at another community college. The tuition for discipline-specific program of study once you transfer to the appropriate community college would reflect the tuition and fees required to study at that community college. Students who transfer to a community college program that is designated as a Maryland Health Manpower Shortage Program may be eligible for in-county tuition. 

Speak to an advisor, Advising Office at 410-386-8435, with questions.

UMBC Transfer Student Alliance

The Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) program, a partnership between Carroll Community College (Carroll) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). This member benefit program, which is not a binding commitment to attend UMBC, gives you greater access to UMBC as you continue working toward your associate degree at Carroll and guarantees admission, scholarship, and on-campus housing to qualified TSA members.

Carroll students receive:

  • $75 transfer admission application fee waiver
  • 25% tuition discount for one concurrent UMBC course per semester (maximum 3 courses)
  • UMBC Student ID Card
  • Access to UMBC’s campus facilities and services including the computer labs and libraries
  • Participation in cultural and recreational student activities at UMBC

TSA applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency. Competitive applicants for membership have at least 12 college credits completed with a 3.0 GPA or higher.