General Education

All students at the University of Maryland are required to complete general education courses as part of their degree requirements.

UMD requires students to complete a minimum of 40 credits of general education. Students transferring to the University who have completed their general education requirements at another Maryland public institution of higher education will be considered to have completed their general education requirements with the exception of an upper-level writing course and any additional credits necessary to complete the minimum number of general education credits.

Admitted students who have completed their associate's degrees at a Maryland public community college should be sure to submit a final community college transcript reflecting that they have been awarded an associate's degree. Admitted students who believe they have completed the general education requirements of another Maryland four year public institution should ask the Registrar's Office of their former institution to send a letter verifying general education completion to:

Transfer Credit Services
1113 Mitchell Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

University of Maryland logoPre-Transfer Advising, Office of Undergraduate Studies
0110 Hornbake Library, South Wing
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742