The selection committee considers academic performance, standardized test scores, recommendation letters, and proven commitment to community service. Historically, application to the Meyerhoff Program was initiated through nomination. Nominations are most frequently submitted by high school administrators, guidance counselors, or teachers. Deserving students may also be nominated by other adults who are influential in their educational and personal lives, including community leaders, mentors, and family. The typical application and selection process is as follows: September 15 Nomination letters are sent to principals and guidance counselors, explaining eligibility criteria and how to access the online nomination forms. Please note: the nomination form will close on December 16,

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In addition to grade point average and standardized test scores, the strength of your curriculum, class rank and other achievements as well as your essay will be considered.

UMBC expects applicants to have completed a strong college preparatory program of study from an accredited high school. Additionally, applicants are expected to be enrolled in an eligible mathematics course in their senior year of high school study.

Apply Online Complete the residency questions. This information is located in the Member Questions section for applicants seeking in-state residency for tuition purposes. Request an official transcript from your high school.

Counselors may send us your transcripts electronically through the Common Application School Report or they may mail a transcript to our office. Ask for letters of recommendation. Once designated by the applicant, recommenders may submit recommendations electronically through the Common Application.

A maximum of two recommendations, based upon the order in which they are received, will be reviewed in the evaluation process. Audition and submit portfolio as required by department. Dance , Music , Theater and Visual Arts majors must complete additional requirements based on program expectations. Submit any additional application materials.

Integrity is a value at UMBC. As such, applicants are expected to represent their self in the most true and accurate way. Learn more about academic integrity at UMBC. First-Year Application Timeline The timeline detailed below is meant to give applicants a general idea of the steps involved in the application process. Once the application is processed, an acknowledgement e-mail is sent to applicant which includes instructions on how to create a myUMBC account and monitor their application status.

Applicant is notified by mail of the admissions decision. Applicants are welcome to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation at admissions umbc.

Notification Timeline: Early Action - Decision letters for complete applications are mailed in late-December. Regular - Decision letters for complete applications are mailed beginning in February. Spring enrollment Decision letters for complete applications are mailed within two weeks of completion date.


Nomination Process



Step-By-Step Application Process


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