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CCBC Honors students enjoy greater transfer benefits

New agreements offer seamless transfer to UMBC, UMD and Penn State Harrisburg

CCBC Honors students not only enjoy smaller class sizes, faculty mentors and scholarship opportunities, they also receive guaranteed admission to many local colleges. Now that net of colleges has gotten even wider thanks to new articulation agreements with University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Maryland, College Park and Penn State Harrisburg. Under recently signed agreements, academically high-achieving CCBC students will be awarded a seamless transition to each of these institutions.


CCBC Honors Program graduates with at least a 3.7 GPA will be guaranteed admission directly into the Honors College at UMBC. “This is a win-win for our two institutions," notes Simon Stacey, director of the Honors College at UMBC. “It will allow us to admit some of the best and brightest CCBC students directly into the Honors College and to formalize our collaboration with CCBC Honors faculty to enhance and strengthen this partnership.”

University of Maryland, College Park

CCBC students with at least a 3.0 GPA and who are accepted into the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) are guaranteed admission and an array of other benefits from the University of Maryland. The MTAP agreement allows selected students to attend discounted classes on the College Park campus. Additionally, students can opt to join the Shady Grove version of the MTAP program (Universities at Shady Grove, Terp Partnership Program) to take courses on the Shady Grove campus at a discounted rate and receive additional benefits while they are still students at CCBC.

Penn State Harrisburg

CCBC graduates who choose to attend Penn State Harrisburg majoring in American Studies, Applied Psychological Research, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering can take advantage of the Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate degree program. The integrated program allows qualified transfer students to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in three years, saving time and money over traditional programs.

According to Rae Rosenthal, lead director of the Honors Programs at CCBC, “These agreements are perfect for many CCBC students who wish to continue their education at well-respected local colleges. The UMBC Honors Program, UMD MTAP program, and Penn State Harrisburg integrated undergraduate/graduate degree programs will continue to nurture our Honors graduates so that they can fulfill their personal and academic potential.”