Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

Q: What is the application deadline?

A: The fall priority deadline is February 15th, the fall commitment deadline is May 1st. The spring deadline is December 1st. However, UMES continues to evaluate applications on a space-available basis.

Q: What do I need for my application to be complete?

A: For an application to be considered complete, our office must receive the following:

  • an online application via Common App, Black Common App, or the UMES standard application
  • a nonrefundable application fee of $35.00
  • an official copy of high school and/or college transcripts


  • Your official standardized test scores (ex. SAT or ACT)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

Please note, only completed applications will be reviewed and receive an admission decision.

Q: How do I submit a personal statement and letters of recommendation?

A: Once you have completed an application and submitted it, you can email personal statements (250 words or less) and letters of recommendation to umesadmissions@umes.edu. You can also fax the documents to (410) 651-7922. Please be sure to include your first name, last name, and birth date in the email or fax.

Q: What are the requirements for a transfer student?

A: In order to be considered a transfer student, you must have 24 credits and a 2.0 GPA.

Q: How do I find out which classes transfer?

A: After you submit an application at www.umes.edu/apply, an official transcript must be sent to us from any higher education institution you have attended. Once the transcript(s) from the institution(s) has been received, we will evaluate your eligibility for admission. Transcript(s) will then go to the Registrar’s Office and a Transfer Credit Evaluation will be done. Once the Registrar’s Office has determined which credits/ classes transfer, they will send you a copy of this Transfer Credit Evaluation and they will also post it in your HawkWeb Student Service Center. 

Admitted Students

Q: Do admitted students have to submit a deposit?

No, at this time UMES does not require an enrollment deposit. However, if you plan to stay on campus, you will have to submit a housing deposit when you submit your housing application.

Just log in to your FutureHawk portal then complete and submit the Enrollment Form (located within the Enrollment Checklist).

Have other questions? Can’t find the answers you were looking for? Contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment and we would be happy to help.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Phone: 410-651-6410
Email: umesadmissions@umes.edu

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