Raptor to Retriever (R2R)

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Raptor to Retriever (R2R) is a transfer access program designed to streamline the transfer process between Montgomery College (MC) and UMBC-Shady Grove. The program offers students a structured pathway for attaining an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree.

Program Benefits

Upon acceptance into one of UMBC’s programs at USG, students who complete all program requirements will receive the following benefits:

  • UMBC admissions application fee waiver
  • Priority UMBC-Shady Grove New Student Orientation registration
  • Priority UMBC-Shady Grove pre-orientation advising and first semester course registration
  • Membership in the R2R Peer Network
  • Purple and gold graduation cords to wear at UMBC graduation
  • Student-focused and success-driven programming and applied learning opportunities

Note: Students must adhere to all UMBC admissions procedures and UMBC-Shady Grove program-specific requirements.

Admission Requirements


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Program Requirements

  • Signed and completed individualized Success Agreement
  • Completion of required modules, events, and trainings
  • Semesterly advising sessions with MC and UMBC representatives
  • Fall Retreat
  • Three workshops (at least one must be USG-offered)
  • Completion of an associate’s degree from MC with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Contact us at R2R@umbc.edu