The Stevenson Transfer Advantage: Your Credits Will Count
We know that college is an important investment. Making your credits count saves you time and money on the way to your degree. Our goal is to put you on a secure and affordable path to completing your bachelor’s—and setting the stage for your post-college success. We have dedicated Transfer Counselors who will help you every step of the way and make your transition to Stevenson a seamless experience.
Maximize your Credits to Save you Time and Money – If you’ve earned an associate’s degree from any community college, you have guaranteed admission! Additionally, our general education block transfer maximizes the value of your existing credits (awarded to any student who has an A.A., A.S., or A.TA.T. degree from a Maryland community college)
Personalized Support and Mentoring – From your dedicated Transfer Counselor, Transfer Student Advisors, and Career Counselors, here you have the support system to succeed academically, socially, and professionally.
Get Started on your Degree Before Transferring – Our Articulation Agreements with Maryland community colleges help ensure a smooth transfer to your Stevenson major, from Biomedical Engineering and Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics to Legal Studies, Business Administration, and more.
Stevenson Transfer Admissions
$19,000 – $23,000
in Financial Aid
Average annual transfer student award is $19,000 – and up to $23,000 for qualified students.
Our faculty-to-student ratio ensures that you receive the attention and faculty mentoring that make the difference in your education.
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Career-Focused Majors, Minors, and Tracks
The Stevenson Career Connection Center will ensure that you develop professional skills as you walk across the commencement stage.
Transfer Resource Center
How to Apply
We are excited that you are ready to learn more about the SU application process! Admission to Stevenson is reserved for students who are prepared to meet the rigors of college-level work and whose personal characteristics make them a good fit for our community. The Admissions Committee reads each application and releases decisions on a rolling basis, meaning that applications are accepted and decisions are mailed throughout the year. You can expect to have a decision from us approximately 1-2 weeks after you have submitted your application and all other required information.
3 Easy Ways to Apply to Stevenson
All methods are equally valid; please choose the one that is best for you and submit only one application.
In selecting students, we consider academic preparation, intellectual promise, and personal character. We are particularly impressed by students who can express how Stevenson’s unique career-oriented programs and exceptional experiences will help them realize the future they imagine for themselves and for the world.
Please note that you are not considered a transfer student unless you have graduated from high school or obtained a GED and have attended another college or university. High school students who have taken college credits before receiving a high school diploma are considered freshman students.
The Admissions Committee at Stevenson University considers all submitted information when reviewing applications. Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please submit all documents to: Stevenson University, Undergraduate Admissions Office, Garrison Hall, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills MD 21117.
Completed Application for Undergraduate Admission paper or Common Application.
- Official Transcripts
Official transcript from each college attended. A final transcript must be sent upon completion of any coursework currently in progress. If fewer than 28 college academic credits have been completed at the time of application, submit an official high school transcript.
- International Transfer Students
International students should also follow the admission requirements for International Transfer Students.
- Essay discussing academic history and career goals
- Letters of Recommendation(s)
- Standardized Test Scores
Visual Arts & Design Portfolios
The School of Design encourages students planning to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, and Graphic Design to submit a portfolio of work to enhance their application and to be considered for talent-based scholarships. Portfolio submissions are used for scholarship consideration and will not negatively impact a student’s acceptance to Stevenson University or the art and design programs within. Please see the School of Design’s portfolio page for tips, guidelines, and FAQs on putting together an art and design portfolio.
Recommended cumulative GPA: 2.5 (lower GPAs may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
Applicants who have earned an Associate’s degree will be given guaranteed admission. Acceptance to the university does not guarantee acceptance into a specific degree program, such as Nursing or Medical Laboratory Science. Please refer to Academic Programs for more information about deadlines for submission of all application materials. Admissions decision letters are mailed on a rolling basis.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Transfer students who have demonstrated significant academic achievement may be awarded the Stevenson University Transfer Scholarship. All eligibility requirements listed below must be met for consideration. This merit-based award may reach $21,000 annually for a maximum of four consecutive years. On average, transfer applicants who have completed 28 credits or more receive amounts similar to those outlined in the chart below. All applicants are automatically reviewed.
|Cumulative GPA||Average Award|
|3.8 or greater||$21,300|
|3.5 to 3.79||$19,300|
|3.35 to 3.49||$17,300|
|3.0 to 3.34||$15,300|
|2.5 to 2.99||$13,300|
GPA and credits considered: Earned by February 1 for fall start and October 1 for spring start. Scholarships are based on full-time, continuous enrollment. Stevenson University Online students are not eligible to receive scholarships.
Stevenson University welcomes transfer students to join its Honors Program, which provides academically talented students the opportunity to develop a strong network of mutually outstanding and motivated peers and work closely with talented and engaged faculty.
How Do My Credits Transfer?
Stevenson is committed to helping transfer students minimize credit loss and complete their degree at Stevenson in as little time as possible. The Registrar’s Office facilitates the evaluation of credit for students who have earned college credit from another institution or successfully completed Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), .
Transfer students must submit official transcripts of all previous college records to Stevenson.
Admitted students who have earned college credit in the United States and submitted official transcripts will receive their transfer credit evaluation with their letter of admission and may access their full degree audit online through their WebXpress account. Please note that a student’s evaluation is preliminary and ongoing. Students should submit additional official transcripts as additional coursework is completed before transfer
Transfer Your Credits Seamlessly
- If you enter Stevenson with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. degree from a community college in Maryland, you will have met all of Stevenson’s general education requirements. (A second composition course is required if you haven’t already taken an equivalent course at your community college). General education block transfer is of great value because it allows you to focus on coursework in your major once you get to Stevenson, provides you with more flexibility in course scheduling, and helps ensure timely completion of your bachelor’s degree. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss how this block transfer option could benefit you. Stevenson also participates in the Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities (ARTSYS), which allows students in Maryland community colleges to determine how individual courses transfer to Stevenson and to look at recommended transfer plans. Community college students should also work with their transfer counselors to help select classes that will optimize credit transfer.
- Stevenson maintains numerous articulation agreements with local community colleges to maximize the number of transfer credits that will be accepted, and the Registrar’s Office uses these agreements to evaluate transcripts.
- Stevenson University will accept up to 70 credits from 2-year institutions.
- Up to 90 credits can be applied to degree requirements from a combination of 2-year institutions, 4-year institutions, and non-direct classroom instruction (including CLEP, AP, and other nationally recognized standardized examination scores).
- Program courses and credits completed with a grade of “C” or better and general education credits completed with a grade of “D” or better at regionally-accredited institutions are transferable to Stevenson, although developmental/remedial, personal development, and orientation courses do not transfer.
- Students must earn a minimum of 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree; last 30 of these credits must be completed at Stevenson.
- Regardless of the number of transfer credits accepted, students must complete the academic program requirements as shown in the Catalog.
NOTE: The transferability of credits from an institution that is not accredited by a regional accreditation agency may be considered if the student provides documentation that demonstrates equivalency regarding course information, and learning outcomes.
For information about transferring credits from a non-United States academic institution, please refer to the International Students page. If a student has credit from overseas institutions and has submitted WES documentation of this coursework, this process is dependent on the receipt of the WES evaluation by the Registrar’s Office.
Stevenson University maintains articulation agreements for undergraduate and graduate transfer with a variety of area institutions. The agreements are listed in the table below by program of study.
Agreements with Community Colleges and County Schools
Additional agreements are being developed.
Computer Information Systems
This reciprocal agreement is designed so that
Agreements with Graduate Programs
Loyola University’s Master of Accounting Program
Stevenson students who meet specific requirements can apply for Fast Track Admissions to Loyola’s Master of Accounting (“MAcc”) program.
Up to two (2) suitably-qualified and duly-enrolled, full-time Stevenson students who satisfy specific criteria will be accepted for early admission or guaranteed consideration in Bridgewater’s Master of Science in Athletic Training
|Business Administration||Loyola University’s Emerging Leaders MBA programs||Stevenson students who meet specific requirements can apply for Fast Track Admissions to Loyola’s Emerging Leaders MBA (“ELMBA)” program.|
Students in SU’s Human Services program can begin taking graduate courses at Stevenson while completing their bachelor’s degree and then complete a Master of Science at McDaniel in 1 year.
University of Baltimore
Students in SU’s Legal Studies major who meet specific requirements can participate in a 3+3 program where they can complete three years at SU, begin attending University of Baltimore School of Law, and receive their BS in Legal Studies from Stevenson after completing their first year at UB.
Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
Students in SU’s Biochemistry major who meet specific requirements can participate in a 3+4 program where students can complete three years at SU, begin attending Shenandoah, and receive their BS in Biochemistry from Stevenson after completing their first year at Shenandoah.
Priority status for admission is given to five selected Stevenson students each year.
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Students in SU’s Chemistry major who meet specific requirements can participate in a 3+4 program where students can complete three years at SU, begin attending UM Pharmacy School, and receive their BS in Chemistry from Stevenson after completing their first year at UM.
Individual Campus Tours
During your individual family tour, you will have the opportunity to learn more about academic programs, academic and athletic facilities, residence life, and all that our campus has to offer. No campus tours available on the date you had in mind? Use the waitlist registration form if your preferred visit date and time is unavailable.
Transfer Honor Roll
Stevenson University is proud to be named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2022 Transfer Honor Roll which recognizes the most transfer friendly colleges in the nation and excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative pathways for community college transfer students.
The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of a university’s transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion.
Meet Our Students & Alumni
The Transfer Experience
Film and Moving Image / Graphic Design Minor
“I chose to transfer to Stevenson because I loved the film major and how hands-on the classes were as well as the opportunity provided.”
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