Admitted Students

Congratulations and welcome to the Hawk Family! After a long journey of searching how to get into college and trying to find the school that’s right for you, you landed at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

We want to make sure that your college admissions process is as smooth as possible. That’s why we’ve complied a complete checklist for you of tasks that need to be completed before you start at UMES.

First Time Freshmen

  • Celebrate your admission!
  • Confirm your enrollment (the link to confirm your enrollment can be found in your FutureHawk Portal).
  • Check your admission letter for your UMES Student ID Number. Memorize it or save it in your phone (you’ll need it later).
  • Verify your residency information on your acceptance letter. If you believe you are in-state and have been classified otherwise, contact us at umesadmissions@umes.edu.
  • Submit your FAFSA application. You must complete and submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid and certain scholarships.
  • Using your UMES Student ID Number, visit www.umes.edu/newaccount to set up your UMES account. Once you set up your account, you will start receiving important information to your UMES student email. Be sure to check it regularly.
  • Complete your housing reservation online using the following steps:
    • Log in to MyUMES (https://wwwcp.umes.edu/) 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
  • Your school(s) should submit your final high school transcript(s) directly. Available electronic options include Parchment-Admissions and umesadmissions@umes.edu (official final transcripts are required before you can attend class). If you’ve earned college credit by taking Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams while in high school, you can provide official transcripts to UMES showing satisfactory scores. These AP and IB transcripts are in addition to your official final high school transcript.
  • Find a Roommate. If you’re looking for a roommate, 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 during their college admissions process. College visits and University of Maryland campus tours are a great chance to meet potential friends and roommates as you prepare to move to campus.
  • Complete your Health and Immunization form and submit to the Health Center by the deadline indicated on the form.
  • Schedule a time to visit your new home.
  • 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.
  • Take the Next Step. Congratulations again for joining the Hawk family! If you have questions about any part of the college admissions process or how to set up college visits, please reach out to us.
  • Stay connected with our student lead social media team.

Transfer Students

  • Celebrate your admission!
  • Confirm your enrollment (the link to confirm your enrollment can be found in your FutureHawk Portal).
  • Check your admission letter for your UMES Student ID Number. Memorize it or save it in your phone (you’ll need it later).
  • Verify your residency information on your acceptance letter. If you believe you are in-state and have been classified otherwise, contact us at umesadmissions@umes.edu.
  • Submit your FAFSA application. You must complete and submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid and certain scholarships.
  • Using your UMES Student ID Number, visit www.umes.edu/newaccount to set up your UMES account. Once you set up your account, you will start receiving important information to your UMES student email. Be sure to check it regularly.
  • Complete your housing reservation online using the following steps:
    • Log in to MyUMES (https://wwwcp.umes.edu/) 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
  • If you are transferring to UMES from another college or university, contact your previous institution(s) to submit your transcripts electronically to UMES. (Official final transcripts are required before you can attend class.)
  • Review your transcript evaluation. An unofficial evaluation will be provided shortly after the time of admission. An official evaluation will only be created once official college transcripts have been received.
  • In an effort to streamline the transfer credit evaluation process, please complete the Preliminary Credit Evaluation Request Form. Also, please submit your official college transcript(s) immediately to receive your official transfer credit evaluation. The transfer credit
    evaluation will provide you with an indication of how many courses from the school you are transferring from will be accepted for transfer credit at UMES.
  • Find a Roommate. If you’re looking for a roommate, 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 during their college admissions process. College visits and University of Maryland campus tours are a great chance to meet potential friends and roommates as you prepare to move to campus.
  • Complete your Health and Immunization form.
  • Schedule a time to visit your new home.
  • Register for your Transfer Tuesday (wwwcp.umes.edu/admissions/).
  • 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.
  • Take the Next Step. Congratulations again for joining the Hawk family! If you have questions about any part of the college admissions process or how to set up college visits, please reach out to us.
  • Stay connected with our student lead social media team.

International Students

  • Celebrate your admission!
  • Confirm your enrollment (the link to confirm your enrollment can be found in your FutureHawk Portal).
  • Check your admission letter for your UMES Student ID Number. Memorize it or save it in your phone (you’ll need it later).
  • Make an embassy appointment to get your student visa. (Check your local embassy website for scheduling instructions).
  • Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee after receiving your Form I-20. (You will receive a form I-20 once you have submitted an eligible Certificate of Finances form.
  • Using your UMES Student ID Number, visit www.umes.edu/newaccount to set up your UMES account. Once you set up your account, you will start receiving important information to your UMES student email. Be sure to check it regularly.
  • Complete your housing reservation online using the following steps:
    • Log in to MyUMES (https://wwwcp.umes.edu/) 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
  • Your school(s) should submit your final high school transcript(s) directly. Available electronic options include Parchment-Admissions and umesadmissions@umes.edu (official final transcripts are required before you can attend class).
  • Find a Roommate. If you’re looking for a roommate, 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 during their college admissions process. College visits and University of Maryland campus tours are a great chance to meet potential friends and roommates as you prepare to move to campus.
  • Complete your Health and Immunization form (All international students will be charged for insurance unless appropriate insurance documents are provided).
  • Make travel accommodations to arrive on campus on Student Move-In Day. (Arrange for airport pick up/transportation to campus).
  • Register for International 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.
  • Take the Next Step. Congratulations again for joining the Hawk family! If you have questions about any part of the college admissions process or how to set up college visits, please reach out to us.
  • Stay connected with our student lead social media team.

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