Take a quick review of your community college and UMBC transcripts to ensure that you have earned at least 60 total academic credits, and at least 15 of these academic credits were earned at your community college prior to matriculating at UMBC. Please also review any additional requirements your community college may have for graduation or reverse awarding, usually available at their Registrar’s Office website.
Confirm Your Eligibility
Take a quick review of your community college and UMBC transcripts to ensure that you have earned at least 60 total academic credits, and at least 15 of these academic credits were earned at your community college prior to matriculating at UMBC.
Submit the Request Form
Complete the short Credit When It’s Due Application to request that your UMBC transcript be forwarded directly to your community college for review and consideration of the associate’s degree.
Follow Up With Your College
UMBC will send your transcript to your previous institution after the semester during which you completed the application. After that, your progress in your Associate’s Degree is in their hands. Contact the two-year college’s Registrar Office or reverse transfer specialist for any questions about your status or to ask about any requirements you may still be missing. When you next see your UMBC advisor, mention your participation in Credit When It’s Due and the remaining requirements, and we’ll help you strategize to complete them here!
If upon completion of the degree audit review, you have been determined by your community college to have met all the associate’s degree requirements, you will be automatically awarded the degree by your community college.
If upon completion of the degree audit, you were determined to have been just shy of completion of the degree, don’t fret. We have specialists available to assist you in strategically identifying courses at UMBC that will meet both your UMBC degree requirements and your community college degree requirements. Contact the Office of Academic and Pre-professional Advising and schedule an appointment with our Credit When Its Due Specialist.