The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived!
Letters have been released!
I know you all worked very hard to submit applications and supporting documents by November 1st. Our admissions counseling staff has also been working diligently to read every completed application that was submitted. This year we had over 5,000 Early Action applications and we are so excited to finally send out decisions! We appreciate how patient you have been, I understand how nerve-wracking this time can be.
There are two possible decisions you can receive in the mail and I will expand on exactly what they mean:
- Early Action
YES! Congratulations! It is a wonderful experience to receive admission to a college or university, and even more exciting if this is your first decision letter.
Your admissions packet contains plenty of information about UMBC, Orientation, Student Life, and Living on Campus. Once spring rolls around, we will be hosting various events, both on and off campus, for newly admitted students. Be on the look-out for those dates in the near future!
You will have until May 1st to submit your enrollment deposit so you have some time to decide on the best fit institution for you. Please contact our office if you have any questions in the meantime.
For Early Action review, in addition to offers of admission, we send notifications that an application has been deferred to Regular Decision for further consideration. This does not mean you have not been admitted! If you receive a deferral letter, don’t be discouraged, our Early Action review is more competitive than Regular Decision. We will begin sending Regular Decision letters in late February. As always, feel free to contact our office if you have any questions!
Once again, thank you for all of your applications! We truly enjoyed reading them and getting to learn a little more about our future Retrievers!
We encourage you to share your excitement with family, friends, and on social media using our hashtag #UMBCadmit!