Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove! We look forward to welcoming you to the UMBC-Shady Grove community and meeting you at Orientation and Course Selection Day. Should you have any questions related to the Admitted Student Checklist, please contact Abigail Granger, Coordinator of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention, at or 301-738-6281.

As you begin your educational journey at UMBC, please refer to the checklist below to get started with next steps:

Step 1

Accept your offer of admission online via your myUMBC account. If you applied for federal student aid, please click here for a step-by-step guide to assist transfer students with the financial aid process.

Step 2

Submit your enrollment intent deposit through your myUMBC account. This deposit reserves your space in the incoming class and is applied toward both tuition and orientation.

Step 3

Register here for an upcoming, mandatory Orientation session. Your academic and social life begins with Orientation. This day-long event is designed to provide you with the opportunity to meet both current and new UMBC students, faculty and staff; learn more about academic options and requirements; begin planning your academic career; register for classes; and learn more about financial aid, billing, and student life.

Step 4

Contact Abigail Granger, Coordinator of Undergraduate Recruitment and Advising (, to schedule your pre-orientation appointment prior to Orientation. This appointment will allow you to develop a preliminary academic plan of action before registering for classes during Orientation. You may also contact your Program Director:

Computer Science Associate Program Director - Jeannette Kartchner
History Program Director - Dr. Andrew Nolan,
Political Science Program Director - Dr. Sunil Dasgupta,
Psychology Program Director - Dr. Diane Alonso,
Social Work Program Director - Ms. Katherine Morris, LCSW-C,

Step 5

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. Financial charges may ensue if not submitted. For more information, contact UMBC University Health Services (UHS) at or 401-455-2542.