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Accept your Admission!

Let's make it official! We've prepared this easy list of the most important steps to take as you join #RetrieverNation. 


Send Your Final Transcripts

Your admission to UMBC is based on your academic record to date. You are required to submit a final, official transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250



Accept Your Offer of Admission

To reserve your space at UMBC, you need to submit your non-refundable enrollment intention of $425 ($200 enrollment deposit + $225 Orientation fee) within two weeks of admission. Do this online through your upgraded myUMBC account.


Attend Orientation

All new students are required to complete an online Orientation program to learn about academic requirements, sign up for classes, and meet other new students in virtual meet-ups.  Visit our Orientation website for the most up-to-date information and to register.


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Contact Us


Office of Undergraduate Admissions 

and Orientation

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250


Phone Number



Review Your Transfer Credit Report and Degree Audit

 Visit myUMBC to find your Transfer Credit Report and degree audit, which help you understand how transferred courses apply to UMBC’s general education, major, and minor requirements.

Note: Allow 3-4 weeks after admission for evaluation and posting of prior college coursework to your record.


Submit Advanced Credits

UMBC will award credit and/or placement for successful completion of approved AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP (College Level Examination Program), and IB (International Baccalaureate) examinations. To receive credit, please have the testing agency submit official score reports directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. Learn more.


Provide Healthcare Documentation.

Submit the mandatory UMBC Health Form to University Health Services prior to the start of classes. Additionally, students must submit proof of health insurance or enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan by the required deadline. For more information, contact UMBC's University Health Services.

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