Community College Alliance Program

Your community college and UMUC—Two Schools,
One Bachelor's Program

Your Maryland community college has teamed up with UMUC to offer one, seamless path toward earning your bachelor's degree. Through the Community College Alliance Program at UMUC, your associate's degree can be part of a single, integrated curriculum plan for earning your bachelor's degree. Now, you can transfer with peace of mind and know your hard-earned credits will transfer to UMUC.

As an alliance student, you'll enjoy these benefits:

  • Waiver of UMUC's $50 admission application fee1
  • Dual enrollment options at your community college and UMUC
  • Completion Scholarship for Maryland Community College graduates
  • Guaranteed admission
  • Access to the extensive University System of Maryland library, tutoring, writing assistance, career counseling, computer labs and more
  • UMUC transfer advising at your community college campus
  • Easy application process with the e-application

UMUC is the #1 transfer choice for Maryland community college students.2 We accept up to 70 applicable community college credits from participating in-state or out-of-state community colleges.

Completion Scholarship

When you graduate with an associate's degree from a participating Maryland community college, you automatically qualify for the UMUC Completion Scholarship, which can enable you to complete a bachelor's degree program for about $12,000.

Guaranteed Admission!

If you graduated with an associate's degree from a Maryland community college, you are guaranteed admission to UMUC and are eligible for the Completion Scholarship. No other university offers a completion scholarship with guaranteed admission.

Participating Colleges

UMUC has alliance agreements with more than 90 community and technical colleges across the United States, including all 16 Maryland community colleges.

Transfer Student Events

Attend an event to meet with transfer advisors and learn about transferring to UMUC.

Reverse Transfer

If you haven't earned an associate's degree, UMUC's Reverse Transfer program can help. The Reverse Transfer program is designed to allow you to transfer UMUC credits back to participating community colleges. Earning your associate's degree can boost your resume and enhance opportunities for personal and professional growth. You may be able to earn your associate's degree while working on your bachelor's degree at UMUC, saving both time and money. E-mail to find out if you are eligible.

Become a Partner

Interested in Joining the Alliance? Find out more information.

1 For you to be eligible for the application fee waiver, the last institution you attended must participate in an alliance with UMUC. When you apply for admission, please include your dates of attendance at the alliance school. Get more information about which schools participate in UMUC's Maryland alliances and out-of-state alliances.
2 Source: "Transfer Students to the University System of Maryland: Patterns of Enrollment and Success," University System of Maryland, March 3, 2015

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Each year, UMUC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to exemplary graduates of alliance community colleges.

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