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.
The Stevenson Transfer Advantage:
- Average annual transfer student award is $19,000—and up to $23,000 for qualified students.
Maximizing Credits to Save You Time and Money
- Guaranteed admission to students with an associate’s degree from any community college.
- 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).
Personalized Support and Mentoring
- Personalized support is the hallmark of a Stevenson education. From your dedicated Transfer Counselor, Transfer Student Advisors, and Career Counselors, here you have the support system to succeed academically, socially, and professionally.
- Our 15:1 faculty-to-student ratio ensures that you receive the attention and faculty mentoring that make the difference in your education.
Making Career Connections
- Stevenson offers you more than 90 career-focused majors, minors, and tracks.
- The Stevenson Career Connection will ensure that you develop professional skills as you advance your academic knowledge. When you walk across the commencement stage, you will have more than just a degree. You will have career direction.
Articulation Agreements: Get Started on Your Stevenson Degree Before You Transfer
- Articulation agreements with Maryland community colleges help ensure a smooth transfer to your Stevenson major.
- Our Articulation agreements include today’s in-demand degrees, from Biomedical Engineering and Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics to Legal Studies, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and more.
Ready to get started on your transfer? Let us know!
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.
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.
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
- Submit complete admission application by March 31, 2023 for fall 2023 (postmark deadline for mailed materials).
- Submit Transfer Fellowship Application by March 31, 2023.
- Finalists will be invited to interview on campus or virtually
- The Transfer Fellowship Committee meets separately to select finalists. The Committee will consider both your admission application and Transfer Fellowship application in its review. Finalists will be contacted the week of April 15, 2023 to schedule an interview. All finalists will be notified in early May 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. Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree and Stevenson Online students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
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.
- 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Any transfer student who has completed an honors program at another college/university and has a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher will be granted guaranteed admission into the Stevenson University Honors Program. If you meet these criteria, please click here to indicate your interest in joining the Stevenson University Honors Program.
How to Apply
Transfer students who have not completed an honors program but fall into one of the following categories are strongly encouraged to apply to the Stevenson University Honors Program:
- Students with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher who are currently enrolled in an honors program at another institution
- Students not currently enrolled in an honors program but who have completed fewer than 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5
Click here to view the Transfer Honors FAQ page.
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
|Biomedical Engineering||Anne Arundel Community College|
Carroll Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
College of Southern Maryland
Howard Community College
|College of Southern Maryland|
Computer Information Systems
|Counseling and Human Services|
Anne Arundel Community College
Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Anne Arundel Community College – Forensics AOC
|Early Childhood Education||Carroll County Public Schools|
|Environmental Science||Community College of Baltimore County|
Film and Moving Image
Medical Laboratory Science
Teacher Academy of Maryland
Baltimore City Public Schools
Theatre and Media Performance
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.
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.
Meet Our Students & Alumni
The Transfer Experience
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.