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Undergraduate Admissions

Non-Admitted Students

We appreciate your interest in UMBC. If you are waitlisted or we were unable to offer you admission, please know that this is not the end of your UMBC future. Many students follow different paths in obtaining their college degree and our staff is always willing to assist you in any way they can. Below is some additional information that may be helpful as you consider your options:

Freshman Applicants

I was offered a waitlist decision to UMBC; what happens next?

Over the next few months, the Admissions Committee will continue to meet regularly to review waitlist candidates. Applicants are not removed from this list on a first-come, first-served basis, but rather an offer of admissions is based on enrollment spaces particular to the entering class.

We invite you to submit any additional documents you would like the Admissions Committee to consider, such as mid-year grades and recent SAT or ACT scores. Additional letters of recommendation though are not necessary. We hope to notify you of our final decision as soon as possible, yet no later than the end of May.

I was denied admission to UMBC; what are my options?

We would welcome the opportunity to consider your application for admission to UMBC for the next semester. We ask that you complete at least 24 credits of transferable college level coursework in traditional academic subjects. Competitive applicants typically present an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all college level coursework.

How can I transfer to UMBC in the future?

You will need to reapply as a transfer student any time after one year from the time of your initial application. Competitive transfer applicants typically present an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all college level coursework. For those students graduating from a Maryland community college with an associate’s degree, and this was your most recent college coursework, you will be guaranteed admission to UMBC. Please see our Transfer Credit Policies page for more detailed information.

Transfer Applicants

I was denied admission to UMBC; what are my options?

We would welcome the opportunity to consider your application for admission to UMBC for the next semester. You will need to complete additional transferable college course work and improve your academic record. Competitive applicants typically present an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all college level coursework.

If you wish to have your application reviewed for Spring, please send us a letter stating this interest by September 1, and indicate which college you plan to attend. We will update your current application; therefore, no additional application fee will be required. We can extend this courtesy once during the application process. If you applied for the Spring and wish to have your application updated to the Fall, please submit this request by February 1.