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Undergraduate Degrees & Programs

While campus closures have impacted our day-to-day work, as well as our ability to offer on-campus events and tours for the foreseeable future, we are still here to support you throughout the college search, application, and enrollment process. You can explore our full FAQ page on the Undergraduate Admissions website, but here are a few of the top questions we’re receiving right now:

For Students Admitted for the Fall 2020 Semester

It’s after May 1; can I still enroll for Fall 2020?

  • Currently, we are still welcoming student enrollments for the Fall 2020 semester on a space-available basis.

Will UMBC be returning to Campus this Fall?

  • We understand that students and families want to know as soon as possible about future plans for instruction, research and creative achievement, campus life, and operations. We are regularly updating our Retrievers Return Roadmap, and encourage you to visit it regularly for the latest information.

How can I contact the UMBC Admissions Office?

  • While the physical Admissions office is closed, please send your questions and concerns via email to admissions@umbc.edu and we will respond to your message within 24 hours. We do not currently recommend reaching out by phone since we are not on campus and are unable to answer.
  • If you are looking for general information on UMBC’s programs and offerings, we encourage you to explore our website.

For Prospective Students Seeking Admission for Fall 2021 and Beyond

Will UMBC be “test-optional” for the Fall 2021 application cycle?

  • UMBC is adopting a test-optional admissions program for Fall 2021 applicants in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact nationally on high school students’ ability to access standardized admissions tests (SAT/ACT). The test-optional program provides students the opportunity to apply for undergraduate admission with or without standardized test scores. Students applying without standardized test scores will receive full consideration for admission, merit scholarships and other opportunities.

How can I contact the UMBC Admissions Office?

  • While the physical Admissions office is closed, please send your questions and concerns via email to admissions@umbc.edu and we will respond to your message within 24 hours. We do not currently recommend reaching out by phone since we are not on campus and are unable to answer.
  • If you are looking for general information on UMBC’s programs and offerings, we encourage you to explore our website.

Learn more about the application and enrollment process.

Additional questions? Please contact admissions@umbc.edu.