Admitted Students

Congratulations! We appreciate your interest in furthering your education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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Submit your $100 enrollment deposit today to secure your seat!

Freshmen Next Steps

To ensure a smooth transition, please make sure you complete all of the checklist items below:

  • Celebrate your admission!
  • Confirm your enrollment and pay the $100 non-refundable enrollment deposit (the link to confirm your enrollment can be found in your FutureHawk Portal)
  • Final high school transcript(s) should be sent by your school directly. Available electronic options include Parchment-Admissions and (Official final transcripts are required before you can attend class)
    • Students who earn college credit by taking Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams while in high school may provide official transcripts to UMES showing satisfactory scores. These AP and IB transcripts are in addition to your official final high school transcript.
  • Submit your FAFSA application. Our FAFSA federal school code 002106. (For questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 410-651-6172. You must complete and submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid and certain scholarships.
  • Complete your Health and Immunization form (COVID-19 vaccination is highly recommended for all students, but not required).
  • Verify your residency information. If you believe you are in-state and have been classified otherwise, contact us immediately at
  • Complete your housing reservation online using the following steps:
    • Log in to MyUMES ( on a computer (not a mobile device)
    • Click on the Hawkville icon (the maroon icon that has the image of a bed/house)
    • Select and complete the correct application
    • Pay the $300 deposit with a debit/credit card
  • Looking for a roommate? Go to and download the ZeeMee app.  You will be added to the UMES community and to the channel to chat with other prospective students who are also in search of a roommate.
  • Register for UMES New Hawk Day (Orientation) New Hawk Day will be your official welcome to the Hawk Family! You will meet key members of the campus community, register for your fall courses, and take care of any other outstanding business.
  • Schedule a time to visit your new home.

Transfer Students Next Steps
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