Go Retrievers!

As some of you may already know, in addition to being an alum of UMBC and an admissions counselor, I am also a former athlete and current coach of the UMBC Wrestling team. The team just returned from Daytona Beach Florida where the NCWA National Tournament was held, and for the first time in team history, we had 4 student athletes earn All-American honors, and 2 earn Academic All-American honors. I’m incredibly proud of all UMBC has to offer, and it is especially fulfilling to be a first hand part of this newest batch of accolades. Now that the wrestling season is over, however, the college fair season is in full swing. With myself personally having attended 3 fairs in the past 2 days, I have encountered a number of prospective transfers with questions about what is required of them. For those of you that have already applied and haven’t heard back, please make sure that your online checklist status is “completed” and if there are any items that are not “completed” please make sure to submit those required materials ASAP. Additionally, for those of you whom have not yet applied as transfers, please remember that we need official copies of transcripts from all previous institutions attended, regardless of whether or not those credits are listed on a subsequent transcript. Finally, if you are uncertain about the status of your application, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation, and it will be our pleasure to make sure that you are able to advance to the next stage of your academic career here at UMBC.