Applying to the University of Maryland, College Park
To apply to the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), please visit Admissions at: http://www.admissions.umd.edu/. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) is not involved in the University's admission process. All admissions questions should be directed to the Admissions office.
Limited Enrollment Program Policies
Students transferring to UMD from another institution can designate CCJS as their intended major on their transfer application to UMD. In order to be directly admitted into the CCJS major, all of the following Gateway entrance requirements must be completed before applying:
- Completion of MATH 107 (formerly MATH 111) or STAT 100 with a grade of C- or higher. A calculus class, MATH 120 (formerly MATH 220), 130, or 140, with a grade of C- or higher may be substituted
- Completion of CCJS 100 with a grade of C- or higher
- Completion of CCJS 105 with a grade of C- or higher
- A minimum grade point average of a 2.5 in all college level coursework is required
If a student is transferring to UMD and has not completed the above listed Gateway entrance requirements before transferring, the student will not be directly admitted into the CCJS major. However, the student can transfer to UMD, complete the Gateway entrance requirements, and then change his/her major to CCJS. All LEP guidelines are available online at: https://lep.umd.edu/.
Double Majoring in CCJS
Transfer students who would like to declare a double major in CCJS and another subject, must complete one semester at UMD, meet the above listed criteria, and have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in all coursework completed at UMD.
Pre-Transfer Advising Program
Perspective students who would like to meet with an advisor regarding transferring to UMD are encouraged to contact the Pre-Transfer Advising Program. Pre-Transfer Advising is an office dedicated to providing support for prospective students who would like to transfer from two-year and four-year schools. To contact Pre-Transfer Advising, please visit: http://www.transferadvising.umd.edu/.