As the school year draws to a close we don’t want you to forget about us! Our office has a few tips for our admitted students and rising seniors!
We are really looking forward to our upcoming class of Retrievers! We can’t wait to add your talent and ambition to our campus. Did you know as an admitted student you can take a summer course or participate in our summer bridge program? In addition to orientation, you can sign up for an excursion! Spend a day in Baltimore or a few days in the mountains with your future classmates! Excursion sign ups are located within orientation sign up! Lastly, find out your house of grit! Take our quiz to see if you are a maker, explorer, thinker, uniter or solver.
Congrat’s juniors you are once again the top dawgs at the school and get to start this wonderful process of applying to schools! It is time to be visiting colleges and finalizing your school list. You already know the school’s facts, figures, and requirements but what about their atmosphere? Visit campuses and find out more about their lifestyle because it could be your home for four years. You have plenty of opportunities to visit UMBC. Come for a tour or an open house! Then start your application because deadlines creep up fast.
We look forward to seeing everyone on campus this summer! No matter what stage you are at in the admissions process never hesitate to contact our office!
I hope you’re all excited and keeping warm as we prepare for this winter weather here on the east coast! Not to fear, Spring will be here soon enough.
One of our favorite Spring time events is our Just For Juniors day! We put on this event for those students who are preparing to apply to UMBC in the near future. It is a wonderful way to connect with UMBC faculty, staff, and current students. You’ll have the chance to learn more about the application process, financial aid, take a tour, and so much more!
For those of you who live near by, I hope you’ve been keeping warm over the last few days! I had the pleasure of spending my holidays in nice warm weather but was greeted with below freezing temperatures when I got back. Check out the beautiful sunset I witnessed just days before returning to the cold!
Playa Dorada, El Salvador
As we get back into the normal routine, I’d like to remind you all of two very important deadlines that are soon approaching!
February 1st: Regular Decision Deadline!
February 14th: FAFSA Deadline! Apply online by Valentine!
For those of you who haven’t submitted your application, you have until February 1st to submit the Common App and all supporting materials! AND if you haven’t already done so, please be sure to submit your FAFSA application by Valentines Day for need-based aid consideration.
You can keep up to date with your application status by logging in to your myUMBC account. Once you apply, be sure to create your account! If you have questions on how to do so, don’t hesitate to reach out.
As always, follow our social media accounts to receive the most up to date information about UMBC and don’t forget to use our hashtag, #UMBCAdmit!
I’d like to begin by apologizing for our small hiatus. It’s been a busy time in the world of Admissions! But fear not…WE’RE BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH THE BLOG POSTS!
I also would like to congratulate all of those high school seniors on meeting our November 1st deadline. I’m sure it is a huge relief to have gotten your applications submitted. Now you may be wondering…what happens now?
All of you who applied should have received a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to check your application status. This is a great way to stay up-to-date with your application and I recommend that you check it regularly. We are in the process of reviewing all of your applications and we are excited to see so many great applicants!
If you have any specific questions during this time, don’t hesitate to reach out! We have started our live twitter chats which is another great way to be connected with us.
We are officially in the middle of August which means school will be starting again very soon! I’m sure for most of you, this is a bitter sweet feeling.
For those of you who are about to start your senior year of high school, congrats! There are many great things that you have to look forward to during the next year.
One of the many things are…COLLEGE APPS!
And in even more exciting news, our application is live on Common App! This means you are able to go online to commonapp.org and create an account to begin your application.
I welcome all of you to begin this process sooner rather than later. Our Early Action deadline of November 1st will be here before you know it and you don’t want to get stuck last minute with many things to do.
Starting your application now also gives you plenty of time to work on your essay (See Christine’s Post on what to write in your college essay) and have it reviewed by a teacher or counselor. And if you haven’t already done so, start thinking of whom you’d like to write letters of recommendation on your behalf.
If you have any questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to contact our office and ask to speak to a counselor! You can reach us at 410-455-2292 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also offer walk-in hours Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., no appointment needed!
Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts! @UMBCadmissions
After a brief delay I am pleased to announce that UMBC’s Common Application supplement is now online! All degree-seeking applicants to UMBC (freshmen and transfer) will apply using the Common Application. The Common Application is really fantastic and it allows students to submit all of their application documents electronically. If fact, you should submit all items electronically (if possible). This means that you’ll apply online, electronically send SAT or ACT scores, request that your high school send transcripts using the Common Application and even ask your teachers and counselors to submit their letters of recommendation online.
We’re excited to get out on the road soon and start meeting our new prospective students! Let us know if you have any questions.