Welcome to UMBC!

Go ahead and cheer. That’s what we’re doing. Now let’s make it official!

You still have a few things to square away before you’re a bonafide Retriever. This site will guide you through the final steps of the admission process and answer all of your “what’s next” questions. If you need to get in touch, contact us at any time.

Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll create your custom checklist.

Directions

From the list below, click any of the buttons that describe who you are. Once you toggle these buttons, we’ll show you a customized checklist explaining exactly what you need to do to finalize your acceptance and prepare for the upcoming year.

Note: We use cookies to remember your progress when you leave the site. You accept the use of cookies when you begin this checklist.

Secure Your Spot

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Learn About Financing Your Education

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Sign-up for Orientation

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Explore Your Housing Options

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Review Your Transfer Credit Report and Degree Audit

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Explore Your Prerequisites

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Send Final Transcripts and Scores

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Complete Placement Tests

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Complete Placement Tests (if necessary)

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Submit Healthcare Documentation

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Submit Your Campus ID Photo

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Add Welcome Week to Your Calendar

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Start Your Visa Process to Study at UMBC

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Congratulations!

You’re ready for life as a Retriever. In the meantime, celebrate with our Welcome to UMBC playlist, rub True Grit’s nose for good luck, and enjoy some coloring pages and other fun activities courtesy of our students.