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Why Transfer to Stevenson?

Stevenson is committed to providing transfer students with a supportive community, exceptional experiences inside and outside the classroom, and clear educational and career pathways. With more than 90 majors, minors, professional minors, and tracks to choose from, we help transfer students find their home at Stevenson, giving us one of the largest transfer populations of Maryland’s independent colleges and universities. With flexible majors and diverse exceptional experiences, Stevenson offers transfer students the opportunity to personalize their pathway to completion and prepares them for career success.

The Stevenson Transfer Advantage

  • We offer guaranteed admission to any student who graduates from any community college with an associate’s degree.
  • At Stevenson, the average transfer student receives $18,000 in merit-based scholarships, which are renewable for 4 years.
    • Flexible majors such as Interdisciplinary Studies can be tailored to maximize students’ incoming credits.
  • General education block transfer is awarded to any student who has an A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. degree from a Maryland community college. Block transfer allows students to focus on their major courses and gives them the flexibility to personalize coursework to meet their academic and career goals.
  • Articulation agreements with local community colleges help ensure that students are taking courses that will both meet requirements at their community college and prepare them for a smooth transfer to Stevenson within their major.
  • Specialized advising and transfer-specific mentoring make transitioning to Stevenson seamless.
  • Our 14:1 faculty-to-student ratio ensures that students can work directly with professors and benefit from their professional experience.
  • Transfer

    Take the Next Step.
    Attend a Transfer Tuesday

    Transfer Tuesdays are special sessions offered once a week to potential transfer students and their families. You'll learn about scholarship and grant programs, transfer of credits, admission requirements, and get a chance to tour campus.

    Register Now

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.

  • Admission 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
    • résumé
    • 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 Visual Communication 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

    Transfer students receive, on average, $18,000 in merit-based scholarships, including the following specialty scholarships designed specifically for students transferring to Stevenson.

    Seven Oaks Transfer Scholarship

    Recognizes student’s potential involvement at Stevenson. Minimum requirements: full-time transfer student in traditional program.

    Honors Transfer Scholarship

    Members of Phi Theta Kappa, other college honors program/society, or other recognized college honors accolade. Must provide proof of memberships.

    Theatre and Media Performance Scholarship

    Recognizes talented students pursuing a degree in Theatre and Media Performance. Requirements include an essay and audition. For fall applicants only.

    Art and Design Scholarship
    $2,000 - $5,000

    Portfolio-based Art and Design Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students planning to major in Fashion Design, Film and Moving Image, or Visual Communication design. Portfolios are due March 31. For fall applicants only.

    Transfer Fellowship
    Full tuition

    Highly competitive scholarship awarded to limited number of transfer applicants based on academic excellence and proven leadership. The Transfer Fellowship is available to fall and spring incoming transfer students.


  • How do my Credits Transfer?

    How do my Credits Transfer? 


    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), CLEP, and/or A/AS level examinations.

    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


    Cecil College—Business Administration

    Applied Mathematics

    Carroll Community College—Physical Science AS


    Carroll Community College—Physical Science AS
    Carroll Community College—Biology AS


    Carroll Community College
    Community College of Baltimore County
    Frederick Community College

    Business Administration

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

    Business Communication

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


    Carroll Community College

    Computer Information Systems

    Frederick Community College

    Counseling and Human Services

    Frederick Community College
    — Addictions Counseling AAS and Human Services AOC in Social Sciences AA

    Criminal Justice

    Community College of Baltimore County
    Carroll Community College
    Frederick Community College

    Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

    Carroll Community College
    College of Southern Maryland
    Frederick Community College


    Carroll Community College
    Community College of Baltimore County

    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
    Frederick Community College
    Carroll County Public Schools

    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

    Human Services

    Anne Arundel Community College
    Community College of Baltimore County
    Frederick Community College
    Harrisburg Area Community College

    Legal Studies

    Frederick Community College

    Medical Laboratory Science

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


    Frederick Community College


    Community College of Baltimore County
    Frederick Community College
    Anne Arundel 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

    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


    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.


    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.

  • College Fairs

    College Fairs

    Stevenson University will be in attendance at the following Fall 2018 Transfer Fairs.

    If you have questions or would like more information about any of the events listed, please contact Transfer Admissions at 410-486-7001 or by email at

    February 19, 2019 College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    February 20, 2019 Prince George's Community College 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
    February 21, 2019 College of Southern Maryland - La Plata 10:30 a.m. - 1:30p.m.
    February 25, 2019 Hagerstown Community College 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    February 26, 2019 Montgomery College - Takoma Park/Silver Spring 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    February 27, 2019 Montgomery College - Germantown 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    February 28, 2019 Montgomery College - Rockville 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    March 4, 2019 Frederick Community College 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    March 5, 2019 Carroll Community College 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    March 6, 2019 Howard Community College 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    March 7, 2019 Anne Arundel Community College 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    March 11, 2019 CCBC - Essex 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    March 12, 2019 CCBC - Owings Mills 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
    March 13, 2019 CCBC - Catonsville 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    March 14, 2019 CCBC - Dundalk 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    March 26, 2019 Baltimore City Community College 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    March 28, 2019 Harford Community College 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


  • Visit Stevenson

    Visit Stevenson

    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.
    Register Now

    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.
    Register Now

    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.
    Register Now


Meet Jimmy McDonald

Major: Film and Moving Image
Minor: Graphic Design
Expected Graduation Year: 2020
Transferred from: Howard Community College
Student Activities: Club Lacrosse, Film Club, Athletics Video Broadcasting, Orientation and Welcome Leader for Admissions Office

“I chose Stevenson because I loved the film major and how hands-on the classes were as well as the opportunity provided,” says Jimmy. “The small class sizes and one-on-one experiences really fit my style of learning."


Jimmy McDonald, Transfer Student

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Undergraduate Admissions
Owings Mills Campus
Garrison Hall North, Second Floor

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.

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