Admissions
How to Apply

Students applying for admission to any of the programs offered by one of the nine different University System of Maryland institutions at the Universities at Shady Grove must complete the application specific to their degree program.

Bowie State University
Salisbury University
Towson University
University of Baltimore
University of Maryland, Baltimore
UMBC
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland University College

Bowie State University

Applications for admission should be submitted either my mail or in person directly to:

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715


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Salisbury University

Please read about our admission procedures here: Admissions


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Towson University

Completing the Application
Students applying for admission to any one of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) program offerings must complete the admission application specific to their program. Upon receipt of an application, students should review it thoroughly to ensure they are aware of all required policies, procedures and application requirements. While each program application criteria varies, all students are required to submit a completed application along with official transcripts, a nonrefundable application fee and all other required documents.

Application Deadlines
While each academic program has its own priority deadlines for admission (see program application for specific deadlines), students interested in applying to USG may do so on a rolling basis. While complete applications are preferred and are necessary for final admission into a program, students may submit individual application components (official transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) as is necessary. While USG staff will provide guidance and assistance, students must ensure that all required application materials are submitted for review. Missing information may delay or prevent the admission process.

Submitting the Application
Applications for admission should be submitted online after consultation with the Towson University Program Coordinator using the application designed for this program. Students will need to submit qualifying SAT, ACT or PRAXIS I scores in order to receive the password to apply. For more information, and to obtain the application password, please contact:

For ECED information, Marisa Dudiak, Program Coordinator, at 301-738-6085 or mdudiak@towson.edu, or Marcie Povitsky, Site Coordinator, at 301-738-6062 or mpovitsky@towson.edu.

For EESE information, Val Sharpe, Program Coordinator, at 301-738-6066 or vsharpe@towson.edu.

Admission Review Process
Upon receipt of an application, staff will log all documents received and review each application to ensure all required materials have been submitted. Once an application is complete, program staff from the respective home institution will review it within 30 business days. USG and/or institutional staff will contact students with any questions or if any further information is needed. While individual admission criteria vary with each program, all applicants must have completed the majority of their first two years of course work (approximately 60 credits) including fundamental English and mathematics courses, and must meet minimum grade point average requirements.

Admission Decisions
Once an admission decision has been determined, written notification will be forwarded to each applicant. Admission offers may specify full admission or provisional admission as pertains to each individual applicant. All students offered provisional admission may later be offered full admission contingent upon their forwarding additional information or by fulfilling additional requirements as requested. Questions regarding admission status may be directed to USG Student Services staff.


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University of Baltimore

Apply online to the University of Baltimore. Applications are also available by calling the Offices of Admission at 1.877.ApplyUB or by visiting the Office of Student Services at the Universities at Shady Grove.

When applying, be sure to choose "Shady Grove" as your home institution.

Undergraduate

Learn more about admission requirements and about our Bee Line transfer access program designed for Montgomery College students. UB has rolling admission.

Various articulation agreements between UB and area community colleges are designed to promote smooth transitions and credit transfer to the University. Learn more about articulation agreements with UB.

Apply online or receive a paper application by calling the Offices of Admission at 1.877.ApplyUB or by visiting the Office of Student Services at the Universities at Shady Grove.

B.S. in Health Systems Management: Registered nurses (RNs) and radiologic technologists (RTs) who are licensed in Maryland are awarded 60 transfer credits.

B.S. in Simulation and Digital Entertainment: Students are eligible for admission with completion of lower-level prerequisite courses available at Montgomery College's Rockville campus.

Graduate

M.S. in Health Systems Management: Learn more about admission requirements and about application deadlines.

Master of Public Administration: Learn more about admission requirements and about application deadlines. When applying, choose the Public and NonProfit Management specialization.

Doctor of Public Administration: Learn more about admission requirements and about application deadlines.

M.A. in Publications Design: Learn more about admission requirements and about application deadlines.

Apply online or receive a paper application by calling the Office of Graduate Admission at 410.837.6565 or by visiting the Office of Student Services at the Universities at Shady Grove.


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University of Maryland, Baltimore

Students applying for admission to any one of the University of Maryland, Baltimore program offerings at Universities at Shady Grove (USG) must complete the application specific to their degree program.

Learn more about the admissions criteria and process for each of the programs below.


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UMBC

The Admissions Committee evaluates transfer applicants on the basis of their academic record at previous institutions. Cumulative grade point average, performance trends, strength of curriculum and performance in courses related to the intended area of study are considered. Applicants must be eligible to return to their most recent institution. UMBC accepts credits only from regionally accredited institutions. Generally, courses passed with a grade of "C" or better are considered for transfer. A detailed transfer credit evaluation will be available online for admitted students after receipt of final transcripts. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

In order to be eligible for full scholarship consideration, please apply by the priority deadline.

Fall Admission
Priority: March 15
Final: June 1

Spring Admission
Priority: Nov. 1
Final: Dec. 15

HOW TO APPLY FOR TRANSFER ADMISSION:

1). Complete the Common Application in its entirety. Apply Online

2). Indicate your interest in Shady Grove within the “Academics” tab of the “My Colleges” dashboard under UMBC.

3). Complete the residency questions located in the Member Questions section for applicants seeking in-state residency for tuition purposes.

4). Submit the Common Application and pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee. You must submit the above sections for UMBC to receive your Common Application. Prior to the deadline, make sure that there are green “complete” checkmarks under the application in your “My Colleges” dashboard under UMBC. The fee can be submitted via credit card or e-check. Your application fee may be waived if you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and/or the Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) program. Please be sure to mail a copy of your Phi Theta Kappa certificate to the UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the address below.

5). Send us your transcripts. Official transcripts from each college or university attended are required. Transcripts should be sent electronically to UMBC (or mailed to the address below) from the registrar of each institution.

UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

6). Send us any letters of recommendation (optional) or additional application materials. All supporting documents not submitted electronically can be sent to our office at the address below.

7).  If you are interested in the Honors College at UMBC please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 410-455-2292 or admissions@umbc.edu. *If the Honors College is not of interest to you, please answer “No” to the Honors College question located in the Academics Section of the Member Screen so that you are not required to complete the additional writing supplement.

*Honors College courses are not available at the Shady Grove campus.

8).  Send us a final transcript. A final transcript must be sent upon completion of your current coursework.

UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Please note, high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores are not required for students who have completed more than 30 college credits.  Recommendations (optional) and any other additional application materials may be sent to the above address as well.

CHECK STATUS OF SUBMITTED APPLICATION

Once your application for admission is received and processed, you may view the status of your application online by selecting the "Check Your Admission Application Status" link from the myUMBC portal.  The myUMBC portal provides a streamlined way to access your academic, professional and personal information and to engage the rest of the UMBC community.

For additional information, please click HERE.

TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICATION TIMELINE

The timeline below is meant to give applicants a general idea of the steps involved in the application process.

1).  Application and supporting documents are received by the UMBC Office of Under-graduate Admissions and Orientation.

2).  Once the application is processed, an acknowlegement e-mail is sent to applicants which includes instructions on how to create a myUMBC account in order to monitor their application status.

3).  Complete application packet is reviewed by UMBC Admissions Committee.  Additional information may be requested via the applicant's myUMBC account at this point.

4).  Applicant is notified by mail of the admissions decision.  Applicants are welcome to contact the Office of Admissions and Undergraduate Orientation at admissions@umbc.edu with questions.

NOTIFICATION TIMELINE:
Fall 
March 15 - Decision letters for complete applications mailed beginning in late March.
June 1 - Decision letters for complete applications mailed beginning in early June. 
Spring 
Nov. 1 - Decision letters for complete applications mailed beginning in late October.
Dec. 15 - Decision letters for complete applications mailed in December and January.

Come to the UMBC-Shady Grove information sessions


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University of Maryland, College Park

Completing the Application
Students applying for admission to any one of the five Universities at Shady Grove (USG) program offerings must complete the University of Maryland application available here. Upon completing the application, students should review it thoroughly to ensure they are aware of all required policies, procedures and application requirements before submitting the application.  All students are required to submit a completed application along with official transcripts from each college or university attended, an essay, a non-refundable application fee and all other required documents.

Application Deadlines
The priority deadline for all College Park programs is June 1 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission.  International students and students with non-U.S. credentials interested in the UMCP programs for the fall semester must apply by June 1.  Those interested in applying for the spring semester must apply by August 1.  Please note, admission to each of the four Robert H. Smith School of Business programs is for fall only.  Missing information may delay or prevent the admission process.

Submitting the Application
Applications for admission and all other materials should be submitted online, by mail or in person directly to:

University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Attention: Shady Grove Admissions
Mitchell Building
College Park, Maryland 20742 
Phone: 301.314.8385

Candidates for transfer admission must submit the following:

  • A complete application to the University of Maryland at Shady Grove.
  • Official transcript(s) from each college or university attended. Transcripts should be mailed, or sent electronically if possible, directly to the University of Maryland from the registrar of each institution. A final transcript must be sent upon completion of any coursework in progress.
  • An essay describing why you would like to transfer to the University of Maryland at Shady Grove at this time and explaining academic challenges and/or future goals. 
  • A $65.00 non-refundable application fee payable to the University of Maryland.

Admission Review Process
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. While individual admission criteria vary within each program, all applicants must have completed the majority of their first two years of course work (approximately 60 credits) including fundamental English and mathematics courses, and must meet minimum grade point average requirements.

Admission Decisions
Once an admission decision has been determined, applicants will be notified in writing. Admission offers may specify full admission or provisional admission as pertains to each individual applicant. All students offered provisional admission may later be offered full admission contingent upon their forwarding additional information or by fulfilling additional requirements as requested. Questions regarding admission status may be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in College Park at um-admit@umd.edu or 301-314-8385.


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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Completing the Application
Students applying for admission to any one of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) program offerings must complete the admission application specific to their program. Upon receipt of an application, students should review it thoroughly to ensure they are aware of all required policies, procedures and application requirements. While each program application criteria varies, all students are required to submit a completed application along with official transcripts, a nonrefundable application fee and all other required documents.

Application Deadlines
While each academic program has its own priority deadlines for admission (see program application for specific deadlines), students interested in applying to USG may do so on a rolling basis. While complete applications are preferred and are necessary for final admission into a program, students may submit individual application components (official transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) as necessary. While USG staff will provide guidance and assistance, students must ensure that all required application materials are submitted for review. Missing information may delay or prevent the admission process.

Submitting the Application
Download UMES Application

Applications for admission should be submitted by mail or in person to:

Universities at Shady Grove
Student Services Office
USM Shady Grove Center
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850-3480
Phone: 301.738.6023

Admission Review Process
Upon receipt of an application, staff will log all documents received and review each application to ensure all required materials have been submitted. Once an application is complete, program staff from the respective home institution will review it within 30 business days. USG and/or institutional staff will contact students with any questions or if any further information is needed. While individual admission criteria vary with each program, all applicants must have completed the majority of their first two years of course work (approximately 60 credits) including fundamental English and mathematics courses, and must meet minimum grade point average requirements.

Admission Decisions
Once an admission decision has been determined, written notification will be forwarded to each applicant. Admission offers may specify full admission or provisional admission as pertains to each individual applicant. All students offered provisional admission may later be offered full admission contingent upon their forwarding additional information or by fulfilling additional requirements as requested. Questions regarding admission status may be directed to USG Student Services staff.


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University of Maryland University College

Submitting the UMUC Application
UMUC applications for admission can be submitted online by accessing UMUC’s online application at http://www.umuc.edu/students/admissions/apply/.

If you have questions about admission, please contact UMUC at Shady Grove by phone at 301-738-6090 or by email at shadygrove@umuc.edu.  You may also contact the main campus at 1-800-888-UMUC.

 


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