Post-Bacc Applicants

Post-bacc applicants are only required to complete the math and computer science requirements of the major, not the upper level concentration or general education requirements, provided you have a previous bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. For the upper level concentration your transcript should have credits evaluated by Transfer Credit Services that indicate you completed upper level coursework at your previous institution. Please note that the Department of Computer Science accepts a limited amount of transfer credit for computer science courses taken outside of the University of Maryland. We do accept a majority of discrete mathematics classes, and we offer exemption exams to help place students with prior programming experience in the correct course. If you if begin the CS course sequence with CMSC131, completing the CS degree will take a minimum of 7 terms/semesters.