My favorite time of year is here! The moment all of my aspiring Retrievers have been waiting for!
We are excited to announce that at approximately 3 pm yesterday afternoon, Early Action decision letters were released!
I want to thank you all for all of your hard work, not only submitting all of your materials by the Early Action deadline of November 1st but for doing well your entire educational career to get you prepared for this moment.
This year we had nearly 6,000 Early Action applicants! I also want to thank our admissions staff for diligently and relentlessly reviewing every completed application file.We appreciate how patient you all have been and the wait is now over!
There are two possible decisions you can receive in the mail and I will expand on exactly what they mean:
- Early Action
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 a wealth of information about UMBC, Orientation, Student Life, and Living on Campus. Please review each section of the packet. During the spring season, 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, do not be discouraged. This year we had an influx of applications, making Our Early Action review even more competitive. We will begin sending Regular Decision letters in late February. As always, please 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! You never know, you might see yourself on one of our social media accounts. Be sure to follow us @UMBCadmissions!