- Last Updated on Saturday April 26, 2014
Information for students who want to request to transfer to another Scholars program
The Request to Transfer Form is available now here.
Request to Transfer FAQ
Why must I complete the Request to Transfer form?
You have completed the Interest Inventory by the February 14, 2014 deadline and have been placed into a specific Scholars program. You are requesting to be placed into another Scholars program. There is no guarantee that this request will be honored.
Where do I send the Request to Transfer Form once I have completed it?
The College Park Scholars Request to Transfer Form can be sent
via fax to 301-314-9843
or in the mail to Scholars Waitlist Form, College Park Scholars, 1125 Cumberland Hall, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742-9331.
Will I get be able to transfer Scholars programs if I complete the Request to Transfer Form?
College Park Scholars can make no guarantees that students will be able to transfer into another Scholars program. Determinations will be made based upon the spaces that become available.
If I don’t get my top preference, will I be placed in any available program?
If you choose the option to be placed in any available program on the Request to Transfer Form, then we will try to honor your request. However, determinations on program placement will depend on the spaces that become available.
What is the structure of this process?
All students will be considered as part of a pool, and decisions will be made considering program preferences, high school academic performance and community involvement.
When and how will I be notified of any decisions regarding this process?
We cannot guarantee an offer for Scholars before May 1st, the deadline to confirm your enrollment to the University. After that date, we hope to have a solid picture of the spaces available. We will strive to make almost all decisions before the first College Park Scholars Orientation. We will notify students about their status primarily through the email address the university has on file. Please make sure this email address is up to date.
What do I do about Orientation and Housing?
Students who submit a Request to Transfer Form should submit their housing application prior to the May 1 deadline and register for a Scholars Orientation program. If by a student is unable to attend the Scholars Orientation, students are permitted to register for a non-Scholars Orientation program. If we are able to grant the transfer request, we will work with the student and Resident Life to update the housing assignment.