Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2024-2025 Chesapeake College Catalog

Academic Planning

Academic Planning & Advising

Academic and career planning are a critical part of the start of your college experience to help you choose the classes and timelines that fit your goals and your life. 

All newly accepted students meet with an advisor to register for their first semester of classes. Students also meet with an advisor to discuss career interests, pre-requisites for health-care programs, and plan out the correct classes, especially for students transferring to a university.  Advisors are available to help students work through any “glitches” they may encounter with the college system or academically.  Please click https://www.chesapeake.edu/students/advising to visit the webpage.

Transfer Advising Information

Special transfer policies have been developed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) for community college students transferring to other Maryland public institutions of higher education. By state agreement, all General Education courses satisfactorily completed will transfer to fulfill General Education requirements at receiving institutions. The MHEC policy also allows for uninterrupted progress of a student from one institution to another with maximum transferral of college-level credits assured. Also, students are governed by the same academic rules and regulations as apply to native students at the intended transfer college or university within the state.

You should see a transfer advisor early in your academic program to be certain the maximum number of credits will transfer to the four-year college of choice. While there are designated transfer programs of study at Chesapeake College, certain elective courses may be more appropriate for transfer given the requirements of the intended institution. Additionally, most four-year schools have a limit on the total number of credits acceptable for transfer.

Since the process of transferring can be confusing, Chesapeake provides you with many transfer services. The College Catalog is available online. Applications, scholarship information, and other resources are available through the Workforce and Academic Programs division or on the Web. A computerized information system, ARTSYS, lists specific course requirements for each of the University of Maryland System institutions. If you are planning to transfer, you should consult ARTSYS and a transfer advisor.

Finally, it should be noted that receiving institutions determine how courses transfer. Chesapeake makes every effort to maintain current and accurate transfer information. However, it is your responsibility to meet the transfer requirements of the receiving institution. Therefore, you are encouraged to verify information with the intended receiving institution. It is always a wise decision to take advantage of the assistance available through transfer counseling early in your college career, because accurate advising can help make the transfer transition easier.

Transfer Articulation Tools

As a Chesapeake College student, you have two important tools you can use in planning for transfer to a four-year college or university.


The first transfer tool is ARTSYS, https://artsys.usmd.edu/new-artsys-experience.html, an online data information system created to help students from Maryland community colleges transfer to the University System of Maryland and other participating four-year institutions. 

Through ARTSYS, Chesapeake College maintains transfer agreements with the following colleges and universities:

Bowie State University *Towson University  
Frostburg State University *UMD College Park  
Notre Dame University of MD University of Baltimore  
Stevenson University Hood College  
UM Baltimore County St. Mary’s College of MD  
UM Global Campus (formerly University College) UM Baltimore  
Salisbury University UM Eastern Shore  




*Please note that some institutions have their own transfer course databases, which are preferred over Artsys.

College and University Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements between Chesapeake College and both in- and out-of-state colleges and universities in specific programs are available online. Students may review those articulation agreements online. 

NOTE: As adopted by the Maryland State Higher Education Commission, general education courses will transfer as general education to all Maryland state colleges and universities. For more information on state policies regarding transfer, see Appendix 1 of the Chesapeake College Catalog. It is recommended that you meet with a transfer advisor early in your college career to plan for transfer.

Other Articulation Agreements

Students with an associate’s degree may be eligible to complete a bachelor’s degree at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (https://www.chesapeake.edu/eshec/#programs) through the following universities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work – Salisbury University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education – Salisbury University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology with a concentration in Early Childhood Development - University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • RN to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree - Stevenson University

Contact the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center for more information about bachelor’s degree programs.