TTP Admission Requirements, Biological Sciences: Attending MC next semester (fall or spring), completed (with a "C" or better) or registered for CHEM 131 and BIOL 150.

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) B.S. Biological Sciences degree offered at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is ideal for students who are dedicated to studying the life sciences and are prepared for rigorous coursework but also want the benefit of small class sizes and personal attention. With comprehensive coursework, challenging lab activities, and hands-on applications in this undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, students prepare for higher studies in specialized fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, and public health.

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 Biological Sciences program offered at USG.

The TTP program for Biological Sciences will help you prepare for all aspects of the transfer process including:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Preparation
  • Career Readiness
  • Campus Connections

What are the requirements to be considered for TTP?

Students wishing to be considered for the TTP program for Biological Sciences 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 registered for both of the following classes?
    • CHEM 131: Principles of Chemistry I
    • BIOL 150: Principles of Biology I

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 marcie@umd.edu to your email contact list.**


What are the requirements to successfully complete TTP?

In order to successfully complete the Terp Transfer Partnership for Biological Sciences, participants must meet the following requirements.   All requirements must be fulfilled while attending Montgomery College.

  • Academic Requirements
    • Earn an Associate’s Degree from MC (A.S. Life Science 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:
      • BIOL 150 (BI107): Principles of Biology I
      • BIOL 151 (BI108): Principles of Biology II
      • BIOL 222 (BI222): Principles of Genetics
      • BIOL 210 (BI203): Microbiology
      • CHEM 131 (CH101): Principles of Chemistry I
      • CHEM 132 (CH102): Principles of Chemistry II
      • CHEM 203 (CH203): Organic Chemistry I
      • CHEM 204 (CH204): Organic Chemistry II
      • Calculus (take one set of courses)
        • MATH 181 (MA181): Calculus I   and
          MATH 182 (MA182): Calculus II
          OR
        • MATH 170 Calculus for Life Sciences I   and
          MATH 171 Calculus for Life Sciences II
      • ENGL102 (EN102): Techniques of Reading and Writing II
  • Additional Requirements
    • Attend the Terp Transfer Partnership Welcome Celebration at USG
    • Meet with the UMD Biological Sciences Program Director at least once per semester 
    • Attend a USG Center for Academic Success (CAS) Workshop at least once per semester
    • Meet with a USG Career Coach, Peer Mentor, or attend a Career and Internship Services Center (CISC) workshop/event at least once prior to completion of Associate’s Degree
    • Attend a USG student life activity at least once prior to completion of Associate’s Degree
    • Submit UMD Coalition application for the Biological Sciences program at USG

*The UMD Biological Sciences program at USG only admits students for the fall semester.