Freshman- First Year Admissions Requirement
High School GPA & Standardized Test Score Requirement
Applicants with at least a 2.5 overall grade point average along with an 850 on the old SAT (Math/Reading only) and 930 on the new SAT (Evidence Based Reading & Writing/ Math only) will be considered for admission into the university. The ACT is also considered with a minimum composite score of 18.
High School General Course Requirement
Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in course work as specified below:
Applicants who have earned a GED are
accepted for admission provided they have obtained an average standard score of
50 with no score under 40, or if all standard scores are above 45 on the exam.
Graduates of Non-Accredited Maryland High Schools
Applicants are required to have competitive SAT/ACT
test scores and commendable grades. Students who meet entrance requirements are
admitted on condition. The conditionals status is removed upon the completion
of 24 semester hours and a GPA of 2.00 or higher.
All home-schooled students must demonstrate compliance
with state and local education regulations. Demonstration of the
competencies outlined in the USM requirements for admission may be
combined with scores on a nationally standardized examination such as ACT or
SAT to satisfy the minimum qualifications for admission. For Maryland students,
the home instruction program must comply with 13A.10.01 of the General
Regulations of the State Board of Education.
For Your Information- Other Admissions
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
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 Admission
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.