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Newly Admitted Transfer Students with Over 60 Credits

Transfer students with over 60 credits that were denied direct admission into a Limited Enrollment Program are admitted to the Letters and Sciences Interim Advising Program (IAP). At the University of Maryland students have until they reach 60 academic credits to declare a degree-granting major. Since IAP students enter with 60 or more credits, they are allowed to remain in Letters and Sciences for up to two semesters before having to declare a major. IAP students are assigned to an advisor who will help them to identify what requirements they have left to complete for their intended LEP, as well as help them to select an alternative major.

If you were denied direct admission to one of the programs as a transfer student, you still have the ability to take gateway courses for the major and apply again as long as you have not violated the LEP repeat policy and can acheive the necessary overall GPA. Students that have violated the LEP repeat policy, or are unable to reach the necessary overall GPA for their major and are no longer eligible for that major, will be advised on alternate majors that best fit their interests and career goals.

Limited Enrollment Programs Repeat Policy –»

For each individual LEP there is a set of required courses with minimum grades you must acheive in each course. The LEP repeat policy states that, "only one gateway or performance review course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. When more than one course can satisfy a gateway requirement, taking a second course from the list will count as a repeat. This policy will be in effect for all students who first matriculated at the University of Maryland in Spring 2015 or later." Please note that if a student receives a grade of "W”, this counts as an attempt and counts toward the repeat count.

This means you are only allowed to repeat one gateway or performance review course for any of the LEP majors or you become ineligible for that major. This includes courses taken prior to attending Maryland that would have transfered to our university as an equivalency to the LEP requirement. Also, for the course being repeated you can only have repeated that course once. This policy applies to any course that shows on your transcript as a withdrawal.

For a complete list of requirements for each LEP major visit, www.lep.umd.edu. Find the major you are interested in and look for the term “internal transfer” student. Students already at the University of Maryland are considered “internal transfer” students because they transfer between colleges on campus. The sheet will explain the courses you will take in the coming semesters to gain entry to the major.

Students that have violated the LEP repeat policy and are no longer eligible for that major, will be advised on alternate majors that best fit their interests and career goals. If you have concerns about your existing courses violating the LEP repeat policy for your major of interest contact, ltsc_preorientation@umd.edu.

Limited Enrollment Programs GPA Requirements –»

For each individual LEP there is a minimum grade point average (GPA) required. This GPA may be different for each LEP. When applying to any LEP the GPA is calculated based on all courses taken at the University of Maryland and all other institutions. The LEP Office will factor in any grade showing on your transcript no matter how long ago a course was taken at Maryland and any other institutions.

For a complete list of requirements for each LEP major visit, www.lep.umd.edu. Find the major you are interested in and look for the term “internal transfer” student. Students already at the University of Maryland are considered “internal transfer” students because they transfer between colleges on campus. The sheet will explain the required GPA necessary to gain entry to the major.

Students with an overall GPA that cannot be raised in a reasonable timeframe to meet the requirement, will be advised on alternate majors that best fit their interests and career goals. If you have concerns about your overall GPA and the ability to meet the LEP GPA for your major of interest contact, lep@umd.edu.

Students May Apply Only Once to an LEP –»

Students who applied direcly to an LEP when applying to the University of Maryland, and were denied admission, may apply once as an internal transfer. Students can apply to each LEP major one time. If a student is denied admission at that time, they may not apply again to that LEP, but can still apply to any other LEP for which they remain eligible.

I just have questions about the next steps –»

If you have not already done so, your first step is to confirm your enrollment and pay your nonrefundable enrollment deposit. View your admission decision letter for directions on how to confirm your enrollment. Once this is done you can proceed to the following:

  • Register for a required New Student Orientation program
  • Complete the online Letters and Sciences New Student Orientation survey
  • Complete the online Math Placement Exam
  • Review other important information to properly prepare for your New Student Orientation program

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