In order to make the most of your Orientation Advising session, CNMS Advising suggests having access (this includes login information) to the following:
Be able to access unofficial score reports from AP, IB, and/or CLEP testing to share during orientation advising.
Official score reports need be sent to UMBC for official equivalencies to be awarded. Transfer students need to send official score reports to UMBC even if the scores were sent to their previous institution. UMBC’s credit eligibility standards for AP/IB/CLEP can be found here.
Transcripts from Previous Institutions
Students should have access to unofficial transcripts from all previous higher education institutions. This is particularly important for transfer students whose grades from their most recent semester at another institution have not been received and/or processed by UMBC. Official transcripts need be sent to UMBC for official equivalencies to be awarded.
Syllabi (if necessary)
In the event a Course Review is necessary in order to determine course equivalency, students should have access to electronic syllabi for Math and Science coursework completed at an out-of-state community college or four-year institution. If the student is unable to locate a syllabi before their orientation advising session, they should try to find a course description for each of their math/science courses. If the syllabi are in a language other than English, the student should have them translated.
Transfer students can check UMBC’s Transfer Evaluation System (TES) database to see if any of the courses they are transferring are listed. A course being listed in the TES database does not guarantee a particular course equivalency, but it can be used to give the student a sense of how their coursework may transfer.
Students whose Transfer Credit Report shows direct equivalencies awarded do not need to provide syllabi.