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Transferring to Stevenson

The Stevenson Transfer Advantage

Stevenson makes transferring simple and trouble-free. Here’s how:

  • Guaranteed admission to students with an associate’s degree from any community college
  • $18,000 Transfer Scholarships renewable annually
  • General education block transfer to maximize the value of your existing credits (awarded to any student who has an A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. degree from a Maryland community college)
  • Articulation agreements with local community colleges help ensure a smooth transfer to your Stevenson major
  • Personalized support: 14:1 faculty-to-student and transfer-specific advising and mentoring

Get the Answers You Need—Transfer Tuesdays

We are here to answer your questions anytime. We also have dedicated Transfer Tuesdays, campus tours and information sessions offered once a week to prospective transfer students and their families. Whatever way works best for you, we are here to help.

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Transfer Admissions
1-877-468-6852
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The Transfer Experience
Jimmy McDonald
Film and Moving Image / Graphic Design Minor
Jimmy McDonald is a Film and Moving Image major with a Graphic Design minor who is expected to graduate in 2020. Since transferring to Stevenson, he has taken his career into his own hands while making a memorable impact on the SU community.
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Transfer Resource Center

How to Apply

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. 

There are two easy ways to apply to SU

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.

Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements

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.

  1. Application
    Completed Application for Undergraduate Admission paper or Common Application.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. International Transfer Students
    International students should also follow the admission requirements for International Transfer Students.

Optional Information

  • interview
  • essay discussing academic history and career goals
  • resume
  • letters of recommendation
  • standardized test

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.

Admissions Decisions
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

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Merit-Based Scholarships

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 $21,000
3.5 to 3.79 $19,000
3.35 to 3.49 $17,000
3.0 to 3.34 $15,000
2.5 to 2.99 $13,000

GPA and credits considered: Earned by February 1 for fall start and October 1 for spring start.


Seven Oaks Scholarship

The Seven Oaks Transfer Scholarship recognizes the potential of incoming transfer students to become active and engaged members of the Stevenson Community. This scholarship is worth $2,000 per year. Awards are based on a Seven Oaks Interview. The interview is conducted by a member of the transfer admissions staff to determine the student’s past experiences and future expectations of involvement on campus and in the community.

Learn more about the Seven Oaks Scholarship


Transfer Fellowship

Bold leadership. Dedication to community. An ambitious and innovative approach to academics. Stevenson is seeking candidates for the Transfer Fellowship that embody these characteristics and will enrich its university community.

Established in recognition of Dr. Kevin J. Manning, president of Stevenson University from 2000-2017, the Transfer Fellowship is awarded to incoming transfer students who have the potential to make a lasting impact on the Stevenson community. As a national leader in career-preparation education, Stevenson is the ideal place to talented, intellectually curious, and driven students to launch successful careers.

Transfer Fellows Receive:

  • Full-tuition scholarship renewable for four years
  • Invitation to participate in activities and events to encourage personal and intellectual growth

Selection Process

  1. Submit complete admission application by October 18, 2019 for spring 2020 (postmark deadline for mailed materials).
  2. Submit Transfer Fellowship Application by October 18, 2019.
  3. Finalists will be invited to interview on campus

Notification

All complete applications for freshman admission are read in the order in which they are received with admission decisions mailed approximately 3-4 weeks after completion. All students admitted to the University are then automatically reviewed a second time for the SU Merit-Based Scholarship Program. Official scholarship offers are included inside the letter of admission for students who qualify.

The Transfer Fellowship Committee meets separately to select finalists. The Committee will consider both your admission application and Transfer Fellowship application in its review. Applicants for the Presidential Fellowship will be notified in their official scholarship award letter if they are a finalist. All finalists will be notified by April 12, 2019 whether or not they have been designated as a Transfer Fellow.

Please note: The full-tuition Fellowship scholarship cannot be combined with any other Stevenson awards. The scholarship does not cover the cost of room, board, and fees. Stevenson Online students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Transfer Fellowship Application


Theatre and Media Performance Specialty Scholarship for Transfer Students

Stevenson University is proud to offer applicants wishing to major in Theatre & Media Performance an opportunity to compete for several audition-based scholarships of $2,000 per year. These major-specific scholarships may be combined with other Stevenson merit-based awards and are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate, non-accelerated study.

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be considered for a Theatre & Media Performance scholarship, students must have completed at least 6 credits of college-level theatre courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Students must have submitted all application materials for university admission, official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, the required essay, and schedule an audition by March 1.
  • Auditions will be by appointment. To schedule an audition, please contact Ryan Clark at rclark5@stevenson.edu. Students are asked to present two contrasting monologues, totaling two minutes. One of the monologues may be classical, but not both. The theatre and media performance faculty will adjudicate the auditions. 

Applicants Must Complete

  • Essay: In 500 words or less, tell us what you hope to achieve by studying theatre and media performance at Stevenson University. This essay may be emailed to rclark5@stevenson.edu.

Visual Arts Scholarships for Transfer Students 

Stevenson’s School of Design offers portfolio-based Visual Arts Scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, or Graphic Design. Six to eight scholarships per program will be awarded to students starting in these majors at Stevenson for the fall semester. Awards are $2,000-$5,000 and can be combined with a Stevenson merit-based scholarship award from Admissions. Awards are renewable for four years.

After the submission deadline, all portfolios submitted will be reviewed and scholarship finalists will be selected. Scholarship finalists will be invited to campus to meet with faculty for an interview. At that time, finalists will be asked to bring a resume and portfolio. Applicants for Fashion Design will also be asked to bring two sample garments.

Applicant Instructions

  • Include a portfolio of 10 examples or up to ten minutes of time-based media including, but not limited to: fine art, design, digital works, fashion design, graphic design, film, animation, illustration, storyboards, or videos.
  • Write an essay: In 300 words or less, please tell us what you hope to achieve by studying Fashion Design, Film and Moving Image, or Graphic Design in the School of Design at Stevenson University.

Deadlines 

To be considered for a portfolio-based scholarship, students must have all application materials for university admission, including the portfolio, submitted by March 31. Learn more about applying to Stevenson at stevenson.edu/apply.

Portfolios submitted after the above deadlines will not be given consideration for talent-based scholarships.


Honors Incentive for Transfer Students

Members of PTK or another college honors society or program may be considered for the Stevenson University Honors Incentive for Transfer Students. Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements. This merit-based award is $2,000 annually for up to four consecutive years and can be awarded in addition to the SU Transfer Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete the Stevenson University undergraduate admissions application process, including all required admissions documentation, by May 1 for fall and November 1 for spring. Applications completed after these dates are considered for scholarships on a funds available basis only.
  • No additional separate scholarship application is required.
  • Receive acceptance to a SU traditional bachelor degree program, and maintain full-time continuous enrollment in a traditional, non-accelerated program.
  • Must be first-time bachelor's degree-seeking applicant.
  • If seeking the SU Honors Incentive for Transfer Students, provide proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) or other college honors program or society.
How do my Credits Transfer?

How do my Credits Transfer? 

Resources

There are many resources to help you complete a bachelor’s degree at Stevenson.

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.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements

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

Accounting

Cecil College—Business Administration

Applied Mathematics

Carroll Community College—Physical Science AS
Frederick Community College

Biochemistry

Carroll Community College—Physical Science AS
Carroll Community College—Biology AS
Community College of Baltimore County—Biology

Biology

Carroll Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
Frederick Community College
Montgomery College

Business Administration

Anne Arundel Community College
Carroll Community College
College of Southern Maryland
Community College of Baltimore County
Frederick Community College
Harford Community College
Montgomery College

Business Communication

Anne Arundel Community College
Carroll Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
Harford Community College

Chemistry

Carroll Community College

Communication Studies College of Southern Maryland

Computer Information Systems

Frederick Community College

Counseling and Human Services

Anne Arundel Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
Frederick Community College
— Addictions Counseling AAS and Human Services AOC in Social Sciences AA
Harrisburg Area Community College

Criminal Justice

Community College of Baltimore County
Carroll Community College
College of Southern Maryland
Frederick Community College
Harford Community College

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Carroll Community College
College of Southern Maryland
Community College of Baltimore County
Frederick Community College
Montgomery College

English

Carroll Community College
College of Southern Maryland
Community College of Baltimore County
Frederick Community College

Fashion Design

Art Institute of Philadelphia
Baltimore City Community College
Carroll County Public Schools
Harcum College

Fashion Merchandising

Art Institute of Philadelphia
Baltimore City Community College
Harcum College

Film and Moving Image

Art Institute of Philadelphia
Carroll County Public Schools
Frederick Community College

Graphic Design

Anne Arundel Community College
Art Institute of Philadelphia
Carroll Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
AFA Fine Art and Visual Design and AA Visual Art and Design
Frederick Community College

Legal Studies

Community College of Baltimore County
Frederick Community College
Harford Community College

Medical Laboratory Science

Anne Arundel Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
Howard Community College

Nursing

Carroll Community College
Frederick Community College

Psychology

Anne Arundel Community College
Carroll Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
Frederick Community College
Harford Community College

Public History

Community College of Baltimore County

Teacher Academy of Maryland
Career and Technology Education
Program of Study (TAM)

Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools
Calvert County Public Schools
Caroline County Public Schools
Carroll County Public Schools
Cecil County Public Schools
Charles County Public Schools
Dorchester County Public Schools
Frederick County Public Schools
Harford County Public Schools
Howard County Public Schools
Kent County Public Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools
Prince George’s County Public Schools
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
Somerset County Public Schools
Talbot County Public Schools
Washington County Public Schools

Theatre and Media Performance

Community College of Baltimore County
Harford Community College

Additional agreements are being developed.

Government Partnerships

Subject School Description

Computer Information Systems

Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)

This reciprocal agreement is designed so that

  • students in Stevenson's BS in Computer Information Systems (Computer Forensics Track) will receive a DC3 Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence Certificate of Completion once they have completed all degree program requirement

  • students who have been certified through DC3's Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy will be able to use up to 15 credit hours from DC3 toward fulfilling the 120 credit hours required for Stevenson's BS in Computer Information Systems (Computer Forensics Track)

Agreements with Graduate Programs 

Subject School Description

Accounting

Loyola University’s Master of Accounting and Emerging Leaders MBA programs

Stevenson students who meet specific requirements can apply for Fast Track Admissions to Loyola’s Master of Accounting (“MAcc") and Emerging Leaders MBA ("ELMBA)" programs.

Athletic Training

Bridgewater College

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

Human Services

McDaniel College

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.

Law School

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.

Pharmacy

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.

Pharmacy

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.

College Fairs

College Fairs

Stevenson University will be in attendance at the Transfer Fairs throughout the year. If you have questions or would like more information about any of the events we might be attending, please contact Transfer Admissions at 410-486-7001 or by email at transferadmissions@stevenson.edu.

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Transfer Tuesdays

If you are considering transferring to Stevenson University, we offer an information session designed to fit your unique needs. Transfer Tuesdays are special sessions offered once a week to potential transfer students and their families.

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Transfer Open House

Be our guest during one of our special Saturday Open House events that run throughout the academic year. You will have the opportunity to meet and speak with faculty and students and to tour the Owings Mills campus.

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A Closer Look at Nursing

Transfer students seeking either their first or second bachelor's degree in nursing are invited to attend an information session to learn more about Stevenson's nursing program. This full-time traditional program accommodates fall starts only. Representatives from the Nursing Department and Admissions Office will be available to discuss the Bachelor of Science degree with students wishing to become a nurse.

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