Current GVPT Transfer Student

Current University of Maryland GVPT transfer students are students who have been admitted to the University of Maryland's Government and Politics major. The department of Government and Politics is here to support you through your academic journey!

Welcome to the GVPT major! During the first week of the semester, GVPT plans to officially welcome our new transfer students to our campus and department. More details regarding the official welcome event to come. 

Transfer Student Appreciation Week is October 17th-21st.

GVPT Advising is hosting a Cookies and Hot Chocolate Event for transfer students on Wednesday, October 19, from 5:30- 6:30 in Tydings 3100. We hope to see you there!

RSVP Here:

GVPT Transfer Student Appreciation Event


BSOS361 is a required, one-credit course designed to help first-semester transfer students explore the campus & college, create your academic plan, and prepare for your career. The course is guided by the TerrapinSRONG principles.

We strongly encourage all incoming students to schedule a meeting with a GVPT Advisor during their first semester at UMD. GVPT advisors can answer questions about GVPT, double major and minor requirements, make course recommendations, and help create a graduation plan to ensure timely graduation from the University of Maryland. Your GVPT advisors want to get to know you so that they can provide quality support throughout your time as a GVPT undergraduate TERP.

Our Advising team:

Jillian Santos

Gracie Riley

Breana Dinh

Prior to your meeting with a GVPT Advisor, we recommend preparing several questions in advance. Here are a few recommendations of topics to discuss during your GVPT Advising appointment: