Future Students

Learn how to prepare for college at UMES and become a Hawk for life!

We’re excited that you’re interested in learning more about the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and all that we have to offer. Whether you’ve already been admitted or you’re just thinking about applying to UMES, this page has all the student information you need to decide whether UMES is the right school for you.

We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re preparing for college: From campus safety to figuring out the best majors for the future, trying to make sure that your transition to UMES is smooth can be overwhelming. That’s why this page will point you in the direction of where you can go to find certain student information. Make sure to bookmark this page and return to it often as you plan for and start your UMES college life!

About UMES

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a rich and interesting history as a land-grant university of Maryland — dating back to 1886. Our status as an HBCU located in one of the most diverse regions in the United States shapes our campus identity and makes us who we are.

We want to share that identity with you as you consider becoming a future student at UMES. Check out our YouTube page to learn more about what makes UMES such a unique school and community. 

For students wondering how to prepare for college at UMES, there’s no better way than taking a virtual tour around campus and envisioning yourself living and studying here.

Many of our current and future students ask a similar question when they are just starting out on the college journey: What are the best majors for the future and how can I learn more about them? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled some of the most important student info for choosing classes, planning which summer enrichment programs you might join, and keeping track of the academic schedule on campus:

Campus and Community Information

As a future student at UMES, you are probably wondering what life on campus is like. Below, we’ve listed some of the most important student info on our beautiful campus location and the amenities available. If you’ve been admitted to UMES already and are wondering how to prepare for college life, we’ve included maps and transportation information to help you navigate your new home:

Costs, Financial Aid, and Loans

Both current and future students at UMES benefit from our commitment to providing affordable and accessible degree programs and removing the financial obstacles that could keep students from earning the best majors for the future. Below, you’ll find essential student info on costs, financial aid, and information to help you when you’re wondering how to prepare for college’s costs and fees:

For New UMES Students

If you’re a future student who has already been admitted to UMES, you are probably looking for student info about living on campus, transferring to UMES, and maybe getting assistance with IT issues. Below is a list of all the student info you’ll need as an admitted future student at UMES:

Student Services

The amazing advisors and staff members at UMES are always here to answer your questions about topics like how to prepare for college and how to find the best majors for the future of your possible industry. Learn more about how you can prepare yourself to become a Hawk at UMES:

Take the Next Step

Soar above and beyond at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Whether you’re a future student planning to earn your bachelor’s degree or thinking about career advancement with a graduate degree, below you’ll find the student information to get started at UMES:

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