Transfer Credit Database Help

How to read the transfer credit database:

From left to right, you see these columns:

  • Sending Institution's Course ID - is the course ID from the transfer/sending, institution. Be sure to search for a course at the sending institution based on their course ID system.
  • Sending Institution's Course Title - is the course title from the transfer/sending, institution.
  • UMD Course ID - is the equivalent course at UMD as approved by the appropriate academic department that oversees the subject matter content.
  • GenEd Designation - represents the UMD general education requirements beginning Fall 2012. If the transfer course fulfills a specific general education requirement, the GenEd column will contain a designation code. Place your cursor over the GenEd designation to see what GenEd requirement(s) the transfer course fulfills. For more information on General Education, visit http://www.gened.umd.edu.
  • Core Designation - represents the UMD general education requirements prior to GenEd. If transfer course fulfills a specific CORE requirement, the CORE column will contain a designation code. Place your cursor over the CORE designation to see what CORE requirement(s) the transfer course fulfills. For more information on CORE, visit http://www.ugst.umd.edu/core/.
  • Diversity Requirement for CORE - indicates if the course satisfies UMD's diversity requirement for CORE. For more information on CORE, visit http://www.ugst.umd.edu/core/.
  • Elective - indicates if a course is accepted for transfer as a general elective. If the course is accepted for transfer, but does not have a direct equivalency and is not approved for GenEd or CORE, it will display as either L1 or L2.
    L1 is for lower-level elective. L2 is for upper-level elective.
  • Footnotes - are important notations regarding how a transfer course will be accepted by UMD and could be applied to degree requirements. Place your cursor over the footnote designation to see what footnote means. For additional information about footnotes, visit http://www.transfercredit.umd.edu/footnotes.html
  • Start/End Terms - important information about evaluation changes to courses in the transfer database. Pay careful attention to the Start and/or End Terms attached to any courses in the database. The terms (if noted) are there to indicate any changes in content or acceptability for that course.

    If the acceptability for the transfer course starts in that semester, it will transfer from fall 2013, but possibly not before. If the acceptability for the course ends in that semester, the course will not transfer if the student takes it Spring 2014 or beyond. These changes in applicability generally indicate a change in the content at the sending school, or a change in the program here at UMD. If a course has an end date and no other entry with a new start date, students can request the course be re-evaluated by following the Transfer Course Evaluation Process.

Please direct any question you may have regarding the database to Transfer Credit Services.