What kind of constraints govern "Permission to Enroll"?
"Permission to Enroll" is normally granted only to students
in good standing at the University of Maryland.
The University of Maryland awards transfer credit only for
baccalaureate-level courses taken at regionally accredited
institutions. In addition, courses for transfer credit need
to be similar in scope and content to courses offered on
Permission is normally not given to take a course off campus
which repeats a substantial portion of the material for a
class taken on campus.
Minimum grading standards must be met in order for a course
Normally, permission is not granted for students to take
internships, practica, field studies, or independent studies
not supervised by University of Maryland faculty.
Furthermore, permission is often not granted for certain
courses off-campus, for which the pre-requisites have not
been met--either on campus or elsewhere.
CORE courses and electives are generally governed by the
Transfer Credit Center database of approved courses; special
permission may be required for major courses taken off
campus, whether or not they are to be applied to the major.
Some courses may be deemed unsuitable as summer courses or
as telecourses, especially within a student's major.
Certain courses in the Transfer Credit Center database have
important footnotes which govern their acceptability or
applicability as off-campus credit.
Courses taken at any community college will transfer only at
the freshman/sophomore (100-200) level, no matter at what
level a corresponding course may be taught at the University
And finally, restrictions exist as to the applicability of
credit taken off campus with regard to the campus's repeat
policy and residency policy.
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If I have "Permission to Enroll," am I guaranteed that my
credits will transfer back to the University of Maryland?
Yes, as long as you have met grading standards and any
special conditions noted by your advisor on the form, and as
long as you have an official transcript sent with final
grade(s) to the Office of the Registrar. Neither
transcripts showing the course "in progress" nor personal
grade reports are sufficient.
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