Applying to UMBC-Shady Grove

Undergraduate Admissions

Interested in transferring to pursue your bachelor’s degree through UMBC in Computer Science, History, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Social work, or Translational Life Science Technology, all while staying in the Rockville, MD area?

Apply to UMBC and select Shady Grove as your campus of interest to begin your undergraduate academic journey with UMBC-Shady Grove!

  • Submit your Common Application to UMBC. (You must select Shady Grove as your campus of interest. This question is located in the “Program Material” section under the “Questions” tab.)
  • Request official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to be sent directly from the institution to UMBC’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions after your application is submitted

Apply as an Undergraduate Student

For a full list of requirements and detailed application details, please refer to UMBC’s Transfer Admission page.

Undergraduate Application Resources

Application Deadlines

Fall Enrollment Application Deadlines:
  • March 1 – Priority Admission to UMBC
  • June 1 – Regular Admission to UMBC
Spring Enrollment Application Deadlines: 
  • October 15 – Priority Admission to UMBC
  • December 1 – Regular Admission to UMBC

CommonApp Video Tutorial

How to Apply Guide

Please view our “How to Apply” Guide for step-by-step information on how to access and submit your CommonApp.

UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Meet Your Counselor

Visit UMBC’s Undergraduate Admissions website to identify your admissions counselor!

UMBC-Shady Grove Pre-Transfer Advising

Are you interested in one of UMBC-Shady Grove’s seven undergraduate programs (Computer Science, History, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Translational Life Science Technology)? Make an appointment with a UMBC-Shady Grove pre-transfer advisor to determine the transferability of previous coursework and develop an academic plan of action for transfer!

If you have questions regarding the application process for UMBC-Shady Grove or the pre-transfer advising process, please reach out to shadygrove@umbc.edu.

Graduate Admissions

Interested in pursuing your master’s degree in Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or Technical Management all while working and staying in the Rockville, MD area?

Apply online to the Graduate School at UMBC as a degree seeking, non-degree seeking or certificate student.

Apply as a Graduate Student