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Founded in 1947, UMGC is one of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM). Offering a broad range of cutting-edge classes, UMGC has earned a global reputation for excellence as a comprehensive virtual university and for focusing on the unique educational and professional development needs of adult students. Headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, UMGC has classroom locations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Europe and Asia, and provides award-winning online classes to students worldwide.

Additional Notes

Students who are enrolled in a University of Maryland Global Campus degree program can earn 3-4 transfer credit hours for Saylor Direct courses.

The tuition-free Saylor Direct courses listed on this page can help you complete your degree at a significantly lower cost. Take the next steps at

The table below shows how Saylor Academy courses equate to specific UMGC courses; please check with your UMGC advisor for the specific requirements that these courses will fulfill.

Saylor Direct Credit Course Equivalents

Please note that some Saylor Direct Credit courses may be currently unavailable. See an up to date list at

Saylor Academy Course UMGC Equivalent Course
BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology BIOL 116TR
BUS203: Principles of Marketing MRKT 310 Marketing Principles
BUS204: Business Statistics STAT 230 Introductory Business Statistics
BUS205: Business Law BMGT 100-380 Business Law I
BUS208: Principles of Management BMGT 364 Management and Organization Theory
BUS210: Corporate Communication HRMN 100-302 Organizational Communication
CHEM101: General Chemistry I CHEM 116TR
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I CMIS 141 Introductory Programming
MA001: College Algebra MATH 009 Introductory Algebra
MA005: Calculus I MATH 140 Calculus I
POLSC201: Introduction to Western Political Thought GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory