Prospective students are required to complete an Application for Admission and pay a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Applicants must also have submitted official secondary and/or college transcripts and official SAT or ACT test scores.
WHEN TO APPLY
Applications must be received in sufficient time to be properly evaluated. The application deadline date for the Fall semester is April 15. For the spring semester, December 1 is the application deadline. Some academic majors/programs may require applications prior to this date.
Decisions for admission are made on a rolling basis throughout the year.
DETERMINATION OF ADMISSIONS
Admission to UMES is granted to those applicants whose academic qualifications indicate potential for succeeding in college. The determination of this decision is the responsibility of the Office of Admissions. Admissions decisions are determined by the following criteria: evaluation of secondary school records, performance on standardized test (SAT or ACT), letters of recommendation and other application data.
The calculation of high school grade averages is based on academic subject grades in grades 9-12.
Prospective students are required to take standardized admissions test and are encourage to complete a college preparatory curriculum in high school.
NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSIONS
Decisions for admissions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year. The Office strives to notify a prospective student of decisions with 3-4 weeks.
Students who do not meet the criteria for regular admission as evidenced by competitive academic grades averages and standardized test scores may be eligible for Special admissions on the basis of other evidences of potential and on the condition that they enroll as a Non-degree seeking student. Non-degree seeking students must complete a total of 12 college level credits and pass successfully with a "C" average or higher, in order to be eligible for regular admission. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and are limited to 9 credits per semester.
Although UMES generally requires applicants to earn a high school diploma prior to their initial enrollment, UMES will admit well-qualified students without this document provided:
1.The student has a minimum "B"/(3.0) average in academic subjects.
2.The student is within four semester courses (two credits) of high school graduation.
3.The students has the endorsement of the parents, the high school superintendent of schools, when appropriate.
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT ADMISSION
Local high school students, who satisfy the requirements for an early admission but wish to attend UMES while continuing to be enrolled at their high schools, may do so provided they have the approval of their parents and high school principal. Fees are charged at the same rate as for undergraduate students.