External Transfer Orientation

Welcome to Maryland Smith

Welcome to the Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland!

We are delighted that you have decided to be part of our incredible learning community. The University of Maryland is among the best universities in the world. Additionally, the Smith School is widely regarded as one of the best business schools. As a new student to UMD and Smith, I think you will quickly realize that your affiliation as a student in both learning communities is a very powerful combination.

At Maryland and Smith you will find many current students, alumni, staff, and faculty who are ready, willing, and able to welcome you with open arms. I encourage you to follow the orientation steps outlined below and spend some time reviewing the supplemental materials as the first step in your Smith journey. From there, we will pair you up with a Smith advisor who focuses on undergraduate success, including yours.  

Our goal is aligned with your goal: provide you the advice and support needed so that you realize your potential here at the University of Maryland and beyond.

Thank you for choosing Smith! Welcome!


Joe BaileyJoe Bailey, PhD
Associate Dean
Undergraduate Program
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

Orientation Steps

1. Complete the Orientation Information Form

Fill out the Google Form you received from your advisor via email to let them know if you have completed an Associate’s Degree as well as to inform them of what courses you took in your last semester before transferring.

2. Complete the TerrapinSTRONG Undergraduate Student Onboarding

Through the TerrapinSTRONG onboarding, you will be introduced to UMD history and our shared traditions, learn how Terps are taking action to advance equity and social justice as an ongoing project, and create a personal action plan to take with you.

3. Complete the Transfer Student To-Do List

This comprehensive to-do list will navigate you through a variety of steps to take in order to have a successful transition to UMD.

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