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Transfer Appeal Process

Under the Maryland Higher Education Commission guidelines, students who have met the minimum standard of a 2.0 GPA (Grade Point Average) are eligible for general admission to four year colleges or universities that are part of the University of Maryland System on a space available basis.  This guideline does not include selective or limited enrollment programs such as business administration, computer science, engineering, teacher education and other limited programs found on these campuses.

Institutions may delay your enrollment by a semester until space becomes available.  This information should be provided within your letter.

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to appeal the admissions decision.

  • Students who are graduating with an associate’s degree or with 56 or more credits with a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Students who have been rejected from  general admissions from a University of Maryland System school and space availability has not been identified as a reason for the rejection

Students are recommended to use the following process to appeal the admissions decision.

  • Speak to the admissions office of the school where you were rejected to seek if they have any more information regarding the admissions decision.
  • Write down the name and contact information of each individual you are speaking to during the process.  Your academic advisor will work with and advocate for you in certain situations.
  • Write a Letter of Appeal (Sample Letter).
  • Speak to your academic advisor at HCC for further suggestions (bring your letter with you).
  • Complete the appeal process.
  • Follow up with the status of your appeal – reply time may vary from a few days to several weeks.
  • Let the Office of Admissions and Advising know of your outcome.