Well I’ve said it before; we’re busy here in the Admissions Office. Don’t get me wrong, I like being busy, I definitely prefer it over having nothing to do. You may be asking, “What are you so busy with this time?” Well this time of year the Admissions Office is up to a variety of activities. We have been hosting some events, including programs for admitted students and prospective students, we have been traveling, both in-state and out-of-state college fairs, and of course, we have been continuing to read applications.
Transfer applications have been steadily growing in numbers lately as our priority deadline for transfer students (March 15) recently passed. We have quite the transfer population here at UMBC, in fact this past academic year we had nearly 1,200 transfer students come into the university. Our transfer students come from all over, we have many from the two-year institutions here in Maryland, such as Howard Community College and Montgomery College, as well as students from other two-year and four-year institutions both in Maryland and abroad. And by abroad, trust me, I mean all over. Not only do we have students transfer to UMBC from other colleges and universities in the U.S., but also from international institutions. With the help of our international counselors in the office, including Amy Lincoln and Michelle Massey, we have welcomed many international students from over 125 different countries.
We’ve blogged about the process of transferring to UMBC before so I won’t retrace my steps, but if you do need to know you can click on the tags on the side of our blog, or also visit the Undergraduate section of the UMBC website.
In addition to our large number of transfer application right now, we are still reading freshmen applications, and not just applications we received before our deadline. In fact, we are still accepting freshmen applications for the Fall 2008 semester and we are making admissions decisions on a space available basis. We would certainly encourage any interested freshmen to apply.
That is all for me this time around, thanks for reading. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to let us know. Take care!