Transfer Success Advising

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in the College of Engineering and Information Technology?

Are you a prospective transfer student from one of the partnering institutions?

Want to enhance your post-transfer academic experience at UMBC?

Sign up for pre-advising with the Transfer Success Advisor!

Make sure to complete the following steps to receive pre-advising:

Complete the UMBC Pre-Transfer Advising Form: College of Engineering and Information Technology

In completing the form, students will answer a series of transfer questions, gain access to a secured database to upload ALL unofficial transcripts, and select an appointment time (30 minutes) on the Transfer Success Advisor Pre-Advising calendar. A confirmation email will be sent to students after the Transfer Success Advisor receives the form, transcript(s), and appointment notification.

Meet with the Transfer Success Advisor

Students can meet with the Transfer Success Advisor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) campus in the Engineering & Information Technology (ITE) building, room 204. Phone appointments are also accepted.

Appointments will include the following topics:

  • Major requirements
  • Gateway requirements
  • Repeat policy
  • Transcript review
  • Course by course equivalences
  • Transfer planning
  • Campus resources


Students should be sure to follow-up with the Krista Wallace, Transfer Success Advisor, via email ( or via calendly ( with any questions, comments, or if they are in need of any additional guidance. The following link is a very useful website for prospective transfer students:

Apply to UMBC!


Presentations, Publications, and Reports:

Luster, A., Shishineh, L. (2018). Brainstorming sustainable ways to expand and institutionalize grant-funded resources for transfer students, focusing on PTP experiences, learning from others. Discussion facilitated at the SIT conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Luster, A., Shishineh, L. (2018). Creating a pathway for computing and engineering transfer student success. Poster presented at SIT conference in Indianapolis, IN