Decisions are Coming

Hi, Everyone!

Our February 1st deadline has passed and our office is buckled down reading all the completed applications! Reminder our FAFSA application deadline is tomorrow! Be sure to submit the application to be considered for need-based aid.

Submitted an application? Not heard from us? Be sure your application is complete! You can keep up to date with your application status by logging into your myUMBC account. Your account will show if there are any documents needed to complete the review.

Application complete? Anxious on when you will hear? I have good news! We have begun sending out admission decisions for fall 2017. We will be sending out our regular decisions in batches throughout the spring.  Do not worry if you have not heard from us. We will be sending out our next batch of admission decision letters within two weeks. All official admission decisions are sent in the mail. Decisions are being sent to freshman and transfer students.

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If you have any questions regarding your application or admission, please call our office 410-455-2292!

Happy Valentines,

Elizabeth

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What Happens Now?

Hello all!

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.

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Until next time!

Gaby

Getting Ready!

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 admissions@umbc.edu. 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

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Enjoy the rest of your summer!

 

We’re back!

Hello all!

We are happy to announce that we are back to our normal business hours! Although the University is open, the first day of classes will be tomorrow, Thursday, January 28th.

I hope everyone stayed safe and warm was able to catch up on work, shows, and much needed sleep!

…and of course, play in the snow! Here’s a picture of my puppy super annoyed because I kept taking pictures instead of letting him play.

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I’d also like to remind everyone that our Regular Decision deadline is February 1st! That is this coming Monday! Make sure you are logging into your myUMBC account to make sure we have all of your application materials.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Take care,

Gaby 🙂

 

Deadlines, Decisions, Recommendations

This is the time of the year when applicants start wondering, asking, calling, and e-mailing about different deadlines and dates.  “When is the deadline for…? When will I find out if I got in?  What office should I send this to?  How many letters of recommendation do I need?”  Below I have provided a basic overview of important dates, deadlines, and facts about applying and receiving admissions decisions.

Deadlines for Applying (and dates of notification)

The Early Action deadline of Nov. 1 (11/1/09) is only a month away.  Applicants who submit all of their materials (postmarked) by this date, will receive notification of our decision by the end of December.

The Regular Decision deadline is Feb. 1 (2/1/10).  For applicants who are still gathering materials for the application or who plan to take the SAT or ACT again, please note that we will consider all available scores when reviewing an application.  If a current test score or GPA is hurting an applicant’s chances of admission, we will hold for any pending test scores or grade reports (to be submitted with an official test score report or an official mid-year transcript before Feb. 1) before making our decision.  Please do be sure to fill out the appropriate portion on the application to note all SATs or ACTs that you have already taken, or will take in the future. Applicants who apply by the Regular Decision deadline should receive word of our decision by the spring of 2010.

Honors College Application Deadline and Information

Admission to the Honors College is separate from admission to the University.  For full consideration for admission and scholarships from the Honors College, the Honors College application must be completed by January 15th. Applications received after January 15th will be reviewed on a space-available basis; however, no consideration will be given for The Honors College scholarships.

It is important to note that the materials for the Honors College Application should not be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions but the Honors College.   The Honors College application, writing sample, and answers to questions on the application should be sent to:

UMBC Honors College
1000 Hilltop Circle
Albin O. Kuhn Library, room 216
Baltimore, MD 21250
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Application Deadlines for Six Scholars Programs

Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program
Humanities Scholars Program
Linehan Artist Scholars Program
Meyerhoff Scholars Program
Sherman Teacher Education Scholars Program
Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars

These scholarship programs require students to fill out applications that are separate from the undergraduate application to the University.  The Meyerhoff Program also requires students to be nominated prior to their application (the deadline for nominations was Oct. 1).  The deadline for applying for the following programs is Jan. 15, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

Center for Women and Information Technology
Humanities Scholars Program
Sherman Teacher Education Scholars
Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars
Linehan Artist Scholars Program (Deadline JAN 1, 2010)
Meyerhoff Scholars Program (Deadline DEC. 1, 2009)
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Also, as is stated in the application for each scholarship, please be aware that students should have their Undergraduate Application for UMBC submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the deadline of their respective scholarship program application (listed above). All who apply should also pay close attention to the mailing address of each separate scholarship program (listed in the application).

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Recommendation Letters

For Admission to UMBC

One letter of recommendation will suffice for applying to UMBC (though it is not required), and we will accept up to three letters from each applicant.

For Admission to the Honors College

Letters of recommendation are not required.

For Admission to Six Scholarship Programs

Each program has their own recommendation policies listed on their respective application.

Deadlines, Decisions, and Recommendations

This is the time of the year when applicants start wondering, asking, calling, and e-mailing about different deadlines and dates.  “When is the deadline for…? When will I find out if I got in?  What office should I send this to?  How many letters of recommendation do I need?”  Below I have provided a basic overview of important dates, deadlines, and facts about applying and receiving admissions decisions.

Deadlines for Applying (and dates of notification)

The Early Action deadline of Nov. 1 (11/1/09) is only a month away.  Applicants who submit all of their materials (postmarked) by this date, will receive notification of our decision by the end of December.

The Regular Decision deadline is Feb. 1 (2/1/10).  For applicants who are still gathering materials for the application or who plan to take the SAT or ACT again, please note that we will consider all available scores when reviewing an application.  If a current test score or GPA is hurting an applicant’s chances of admission, we will hold for any pending test scores or grade reports (to be submitted with an official test score report or an official mid-year transcript before Feb. 1) before making our decision.  Please do be sure to fill out the appropriate portion on the application to note all SATs or ACTs that you have already taken, or will take in the future. Applicants who apply by the Regular Decision deadline should receive word of our decision by the spring of 2010.

Honors College Application Deadline and Information

Admission to the Honors College is separate from admission to the University.  For full consideration for admission and scholarships from the Honors College, the Honors College application must be completed by January 15th. Applications received after January 15th will be reviewed on a space-available basis; however, no consideration will be given for The Honors College scholarships.

It is important to note that the materials for the Honors College Application should not be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions but the Honors College.   The Honors College application, writing sample, and answers to questions on the application should be sent to:

UMBC Honors College
1000 Hilltop Circle
Albin O. Kuhn Library, room 216
Baltimore, MD 21250
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Application Deadlines for Six Scholars Programs

Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program
Humanities Scholars Program
Linehan Artist Scholars Program
Meyerhoff Scholars Program
Sherman Teacher Education Scholars Program
Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars

These scholarship programs require students to fill out applications that are separate from the undergraduate application to the University.  The Meyerhoff Program also requires students to be nominated prior to their application (the deadline for nominations was Oct. 1).  The deadline for applying for the following programs is Jan. 15, 2010, unless otherwise noted.

Center for Women and Information Technology
Humanities Scholars Program
Sherman Teacher Education Scholars
Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars
Linehan Artist Scholars Program (Deadline JAN 1, 2010)
Meyerhoff Scholars Program (Deadline DEC. 1, 2010)
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Also, as is stated in the application for each scholarship, please be aware that students should have their Undergraduate Application for UMBC submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the deadline of their respective scholarship program application (listed above). All who apply should also pay close attention to the mailing address of each separate scholarship program (listed in the application).

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Recommendation Letters

For Admission to UMBC

One letter of recommendation will suffice for applying to UMBC (though it is not required), and we will accept up to three letters from each applicant.

For Admission to the Honors College

Letters of recommendation are not required.

For Admission to Six Scholarship Programs

Each program has their own recommendation policies listed on their respective application.