CCJS TTP Application Requirements: Attending MC next semester, registered for or completed CCJS 10.


The B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice program is one of the most popular degree programs at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Students in the program study individual, group, and mass behavior, as well as the institutions, professions, and laws that exist to detect, control, and ameliorate the effects of crime.

The Terp Transfer Partnership (TTP) program is a Transfer Access Program (TAP) designed to benefit Montgomery College students who plan to transfer to the UMD Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) program at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).

The TTP program for Criminology and Criminal Justice will help you prepare for all aspects of the transfer process including:

  • Priority advising with UMD program representatives
    • Pre-transfer advising to ensure that you are taking the correct classes at MC
    • Early academic advising on UMD program requirements
  • Early access to USG student services, supporting TTP students in the following Transfer Readiness Zones:
    • Academic Readiness
      • Oral & Written Communication
      • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
      • Digital Technology
    • Career Readiness
      • Career Management
      • Teamwork & Collaboration
      • Professionalism & Work Ethic
    • Personal Success
      • Leadership
      • Global & Intercultural Fluency
      • Personal Development & Well-being
  • Two-degree credentials – Associate's Degree and Bachelor’s Degree 

What are the requirements to be considered for TTP?

Students wishing to be considered for the TTP program for CCJS should be able to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Will I still be attending MC next semester (fall or spring)?
  • Have I completed (with a "C" or better) or am I registered to take CCJS 110: Administration of Justice?

If you answered yes to both questions above, please utilize these directions to complete the TTP application!

Apply by June 15 to start TTP in the fall  ||  Apply by November 15 to start TTP in the spring

**Please help to ensure that you receive TTP-related e-mails by adding to your email contact list.**

What are the requirements to successfully complete TTP?

In order to successfully complete the Terp Transfer Partnership for Criminology and Criminal Justice, TTP participants must meet the following requirements.  All requirements listed below must be fulfilled while attending Montgomery College.

  • Academic Requirements
    • Earn an Associate’s Degree from MC (A.A. General Studies recommended)
    • Graduate from MC with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all previous institutions
    • Earn a C- or better in the following MC courses:
  • CCJS 110: Administration of Justice
  • CCJS 221: Criminal Law
  • SOCY 200: Criminology
  • MATH 113: Introduction to Probability   OR   
    MATH 117: Elements of Statistics
  • BSAD 210: Statistics for Business and Economics
  • ENGL 102: Techniques of Reading and Writing II
  • Additional Requirements
    • Participate in the Terp Transfer Partnership Welcome Activities
      • Transfer Access Welcome Module
      • Transfer Access Welcome Celebration (virtual during the pandemic, at USG once in-person events resume)
    • Meet with the UMD Criminology and Criminal Justice Program Director or representative at least once per semester
    • Attend a minimum of three events/activities (one in each Transfer Readiness Zone) before you transfer
      • Academic Readiness (at least one event/activity) 
      • Career Readiness (at least one event/activity) 
      • Personal Success (at least one event/activity) 
    • Submit the UMD Coalition application for the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at USG.